Guild Handcrafted Eyewear is one of my fave design finds for October! Their frames are just what a discerning eyewear connoisseur, like moi, needs to stand out from the rest.
Trying to find frames that stand out and are well-made has been one of my missions ever since I started wearing glasses in college. Over the years, I have only found a handful of frames that meet both criteria, so it’s nice to “discover” a company like GUILD Eyewear that not only has the same aesthetics as I do but also loves eyewear like I do.
This 11th edition featured strong programming, like the Design Talks/ panel with designers Formafantasma, rugmaker Alexandra Kehayoglou and jewelry maker David Bielendermoderated by Christian Larson, associate curator of modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
There were also epic collaborations like the CollectorsLounge/ designed by Kuehn Malvezzi with the support of Artek and Kvadrat. And wonderful satellite exhibitions, including one that featured innovative works by the iconic Zaha Hadid.
And if you weren’t able to be at this year’s spectacular edition, watching the updates from the forum on Instagram , Facebook, Twitterwas almost as good as actually being there.
Looking at this year’s highlights, via Camron PR, I cannot wait for December’s Design Miami/ 2016 in South Beach!
Even as I type these words, I cannot believe that one of the greatest architects in the world, Zaha Hadid, died today at age 65. It seems impossible that this powerful, talented phenomenon of a person can be stilled.
It is also striking to me that one of my most cherished idols, passed away here in South Florida, in Miami, closer in proximity to where I live than I ever would have thought. After all don’t giants pass from this world in far off places, like Mount Olympus.
This past December, I was invited to celebrate the launch of REVOLUTION PAVILIONSat Design Miami/ –a collection of limited edition pre-crafted home and pavilions designed by 30 of the world’s most acclaimed architects and designers introduced by real estate impresario, RobbieAntonio.
A masterful fusion of lightweight engineering and precision fabrication, this pavilion elevated outside dining to an innovative level I have never seen before. As a born and raised New Yorker, who regularly fronts a wary sangfroid, I was awestruck.
For almost an hour I examined it – I walked around it, I sat around it, I took photos of it, I walked in it and finally sat in it. Simply out, it is a spectacular structure that I love to own much less dine in.
This was just a tiny example of her work. Fortuitously, a much greater example, will be located here in Miami – the One Thousand Museum luxury residential skyscraper. Got fingers crossed that I will be invited to the preview when it opens in 2018 as I would love to take a closer look at this singular mind of genius that has left us foolish mortals behind.