The turning point in American politics (and the idea of America) that we witnessed Tuesday night was celebrated in different ways around the country and around the world. There was no shortage of joyful tears on college campuses here or among American ex-pats elsewhere. The Moose (as is their wont) celebrated quietly, majestically, turning inward on their community. We’re told that many, many relieved paddles were shed. We have not fact-checked these reports, but we did note that our Moose for Obama campaign caught the attention of the New Yorker. You can read about it online. For those of you that purchased paddles, we would love to receive a photo from you showing how you are displaying this fine piece of political history. Please forward these to Faris.
Another Huge Event this Weekend
Arkitektura in San Francisco is having their epic Annual Sale this Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. It’s a great opportunity to See Piet Hein Eek’s work and to take advantage of special designer deals. Piet Hein has been getting a lot of publicity. He was featured this month in British Elle Decoration “The World’s Top Design Stores” and also in Travel + Leisure “Dutch Modern”. T+L contributor, Joe Dolce, describes Eek’s limited, labor-intensive production as the Slow Food equivalent in design. Piet Hein’s distinctive, handmade work is found in outstanding design stores like The Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan but this is the first time it is on display in a U.S. showroom.
Piet Hein at the Museum of Arts and Design
You can also check out Piet Hein Eek’s work in person in New York. There is a Scrapwood Cupboard on display at the new Museum of Arts and Design designed by architect Brad Cloepfil. Its first exhibition “Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary” features works created from everyday objects that push the boundaries of art, craft and design. New York Times art critic Roberta Smith’s review singled out functional works like Piet Hein Eek's.
Piet Hein Online
Studio Forbes introduced Piet Hein’s work to the U.S. recently, and it can be seen on our website or contact Meghan directly for details, including which pieces are currently in stock.
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