Anyone and No One

Behemoth sculptures from scaled-down materials by Will Ryman

Currently at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, “Anyone and No One” is an exhibition that tests the limits of scale and complexity. The three pieces that compose the show are situated in both of Paul Kasmin’s two Chelsea locations—a first for the gallery—and thoroughly invade the spaces from floor to ceiling. We’re always on the lookout for art borne from the “painstaking process“, and Will Ryman‘s …

Chick-a-Dee Smoke Detector

A playful alternative to this home necessity

While navigating the endless maze at the 2012 NY International Gift Fair, we came across this playful take on a home essential, the smoke detector. The Chick-a-Dee is, simply put, a smoke detector shaped like a bird; it brings a bit of life to a device designed to protect it. As the winner of the Mooi uit de brand design competition, the Chick-a-Dee previously sold …

For the Birds

Jeff Canham and Luke Bartels' cheeky mini cityscape for feathered friends

Painter Jeff Canham and woodworker Luke Bartels stumbled upon the idea to make birdhouses while sharing a studio space together in San Francisco. Now on view at local boutique The Curiosity Shoppe, their show “For the Birds” shows the mix of complimentary skills born of this friendship, a collection of birdhouses cleverly trimmed to mimic “seedy” urban counterparts. Well-known for signage and design work for …