BAMart Silent Auction with Paddle8

Two art world heavyweights collaborate to rethink the online auction

After nine years of hosting the BAMart Silent Auction, BAM has decided to team up with Paddle8 for the second time in a bidding session that innovates on the notion of an online auction. Arguably the internet’s most forward-thinking auction house, Paddle8 is consistently impressive—and their collaboration with BAM is no exception. Boasting big-name artists from José Parlá to Daniel Arsham, the event maintains prestige …

Misaki Kawai for Paddle8

Bazoombas and bananas inspire a collection of children's furniture

The childlike work of Japanese artist Misaki Kawai shuns expertise, embracing “heta-uma”, an anime-derived method that risks amateur aesthetics by embracing basic expression. Her approach provides a nice parallel to the world of squirming tikes, who brim with creativity but lack the motor skills of a master painter. Furry animals, banana chairs and whimsical snake benches make up “Love from Mt. Pom Pom“, Kawai’s ongoing …

Miami Art Week 2018: Designer Misha Kahn’s Bellyflop Collection for Poolside Use

Outdoor entertaining reimagined at The Miami Beach EDITION

There’s life to NYC-based artist and designer Misha Kahn‘s work. It’s a taste of anthropomorphism blended with a touch of childhood nightmare…or daydream. Twists and turns and irregularities beget playful pieces that, if one turns away, might just leave of their own accord. In the ever-crowding design world, Kahn’s style has become easily recognizable and deservedly so. During Miami Art Week, he applied all of this …