Denyse Schmidt Quilts

by Tisha Leung With techniques firmly rooted in American quilting, Denyse Schmidt‘s modern interpretations reference 19th century whole-cloth quilts and cold-weather petticoats for a collection of intriguing one-off quilts on display at Ralph Pucci International. Exhibiting five designs, the inspiration for her series “Hope as the Anchor of the Soul, Mount Lebanon Series Quilts #1-5” comes from a 2007 visit to Mount Lebanon Shaker Village …

Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum

by Anna Carnick Opening today and capping off a year-long 50th anniversary celebration, the Guggenheim presents Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. For this salon-style installation, the museum invited nearly 200 artists, designers and architects to submit their dream proposals for interacting with the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building’s central rotunda, or “void.” The central space, famously encompassed by the circular exhibit hallways, …

Laura Lobdell Jewelry

A silver-cast hospital bracelet, bitten candy heart and cigarette butt for an unsentimental Valentine's Day

For Valentine’s Day jewelery designer Laura Lobdell, known for casting found objects like champagne corks and matchsticks in silver, created four new pieces, which each come accompanied by hand-painted cards. A more gritty version of Margiela’s hospital bracelet, the Four Letter Love Cuff says “I found you and you have made a big impression on me!” An immortalized cigarette butt reads “You are the one, …