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Friday, March 27, 2015

Space Sixteen and NFP - New Form Perspective timeless Fashion Designs after Fashion Week New York City, Paris, London, Milan

New Form Perspective Studio 
NFP Studios by Gail Travis at Space Sixteen

NFP Studios 
New Form Perspectives - 

NFP Studios by Gail Travis at Space Sixteen

NFP Studios by Gail Travis at Space Sixteen

Space Sixteen - NFP Studios by Gail Travis 

New Form Perspectives - at Space Sixteen

Space Sixteen - featuring collectible fashion by NFP Studios - New Form Perspective  - Gail Travis.

We all love the outrageous designs of Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, and Gareth Pugh but what do fashion conscious women choose when they have a strict budget and want timeless transformational designs for a multitude of seasons?  More and more savvy fashionistas are turning to designers such as New Form Perspective - NFP Studio - Gail Travis ( who has designed for Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Shelly Steffe ) Gail Travis and her latest New Form Perspective designs premiere this week at Space 16  - www.spacesixteen.com Come to opening night party at  Space Sixteen 311 West Broadway, NY NY 10013. 6-9pm Friday March 27, 2015 to see a very chic yet affordable line of select fashion sweaters, tunics, and dresses for spring and summer.

More about the designer and NFP - In these rapidly changing times NFP by Gail Travis, fosters the concept of transition, transformation and evolution. Gail Travis has designed a collection of smart geometric shapes and styles that are of the moment, but not bound by time. Each piece has the ability to link, layer, fold, snap, shift or connect, creating a platform for personal expression. Ultimately encouraging each individual’s NEW FORM & PERSPECTIVE.
The knitted sweaters (NIT), hand felted dresses and tops (FELT) and foundation jersey pieces of tanks, bodysuits, and leggings (PHRAME) collectively present a unique line of architectural building blocks. N:F:P additionally offers a distinctive line of tunics, dresses and floor-length gowns using a signature felting technique, one of the oldest methods of fabric-making. NEW FORM PERSPECTIVE marries felting with diaphanous featherweight jerseys in subtle, muted colors creating stunning, sophisticated, modern foils for layering the knits.
NFP’s ability to turn upside-down, backwards, and creatively mold, secures the sustainability of each garment. It supports a more socially conscious and resourceful lifestyle through appreciation of highly designed, multi-functional product. Rooted in timeless architectural shapes, New Form Perspective’s goal is to encourage minimizing the disposable mindset of recent fashion, and increase awareness of fashion’s strength to be an enhancement to our basic environment and personal self. Ultimately sharing the beauty of fashion through it’s ability to be inventive and creative while maintaining a wearable artform. N:F:P positively motivates each individual towards a more personalized interaction between designer and consumer.
Designer Gail Travis, is a visionary deisgner who launched her own brand NFP Studio - after working in the high-end fashion design world in NYC for the past 10 years, as a lead designer for companies such as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Shelly Steffee - with incredibly innovative transformational designs picking up where Donna Karan structured body suit left off. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold - Paul Gaugin

Gustav Klimt and Cezanne are now  displaced by Gaugin for most expensive painting. 
Paul Gaugin is now the reigning king of all paintings - a gentleman from Quatar recently paid 300 million for this painting made in 1892. 

Francis Bacon recently sold at auction for a record price of 142 million USD - it was a triptych similar to the one above. 

Picasso held the record for most expensive at 104 million for Garcon a la Pipe sold in 2004. 

For Collectibility, Art dealer, Designer/ Archtiect, Inson Wood hands down chooses Picasso over all others for value - " He is the Warhol of the Masters - no one will ever have his level of PR and prolific abilities." - Inson Wood

Van Gogh purchased for 82.5 million USD. 

The Scream by Edvard Munch holds the record for a Pastel - 119 million 

Jeff Koons hold the record for most expensive living artist by far diplacing Gerhard Richter. 

Lichtenstein remains one of the highest selling pop artists with record breaking sales at auction.

Inson Dubois Wood, a New York City based Interior Designer Architect, who sells secondary market and other off market highly  collectible  still favors pop artists such as Koons, Basquiat, Warhol, and Lichtenstein and even high risk  emerging artists such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Fairey. Grand Masters are great for those who can afford them and hold them - for those who are looking for a faster return the pop-art world is well funded and well supported at auctions - that is by far your best bet for newer collectors. 

Gerhardt Richter is the highest selling painter. 

Art recommended by Inson Wood includes emerging artists.

A project by Inson Wood has art by Leger.

A project by Inson Wood has a fabulous piece by Changall.

A project by Inson Wood displays a fantastic painting by Zox a contemporary of Rothko. 

Picasso is always a favorite on Inson Wood, even prints by Picasso are selling at record prices. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Villa La Roche by Le Corbusier - the Urban Townhouse House as theatrical stage.

Le Corbusier created Maison La Roche - one of his most sophisticated residential projects in part because of its subtle gestures with color, light and form. 

Two of the greatest minds of all time - Architect, Le Corbusier with Scientist, Albert Einstein - both leaving an indelible mark on modern civilization that we will never escape.  

Le Corbusier introduced the idea of the Modular - with his Modular Man - ideas about the ideal proportions of architecture. 

One of the greatest architects ever, Le Corbusier, was obsessed with bringing light and air into the home for health and emotional reasons. 

An example of Le Corbusiers use of dynamic cantilevers previously only used by engineers for industrial projects. 

Le Corbusier was a radical architect in his time introducing light and abundant use of glass and dynamic engineering to create unheard of feats of engineering at the time never before applied to residential architecture. 

Le Corbusier showing he was not adverse to the use of color - many people do not know that he was an avid sculptor and painter through out his entire life. 

Le Corbusier introduced the use of a ramp in the home for visual and circulatory dynamicism, but proceed with caution as it does not meet US handicap regulations by any means.

Inson Dubois Wood is an architect and interior designer living in New York City with projects currently in New Yorrk, Greenwich, and the Hamptons as well as some overseas consulting shown here in front of a townhouse he designed on the Upper East Side with a glass facade influenced by the work of LeCorbusier. 
There are few things that inspire like a fine piece of architecture. Le Corbusier's Villa LaRoche is one of them. Stark in nature especially for the time, LeCorbusier's  design of Villa LaRoche occurs with the specific tools of color, light and space.  Having studied Le Corbusier intensively at Cornell University of Architecture, sometimes referred to as Corb (usier ) Academy - it was a pleasure to see the structure in person during one of the schools semester abroad in Europe.  Much of the furniture was designed by Le Corbusier. When one feels the scale and dynamicism not normally experienced in photos, one comes away with an entirely new appreciation for Le Corbusier's work.

I implore you to visit this architectural marvel in person - a piece of architecture that ratified the typical home - introducing entirely new levels of light and dynamic space through the use of multi level cantilevers.  The townhouse, as it should be, was the exhibit place for the  clients extensive collection of Modern Art.

Le Corbusier’s architecture creates a deep emotional tension. Thebrut materials roughly shaped into rigorous geometries subvert the common perception of spaces, hitting the wanderer with their sharp rationalism. The imperfect human being feels like an irrational exception in the precise scientific system of pure shapes, marvelously caught in the dialogue of plain surfaces and structured volumes which seem to bring order and clarity to his own ephemeral existence. Like the series of outstanding houses built by the Franco-Swiss architect and his cousin architect Pierre JenneretMaison La Roche could be described as a functional and fully efficient machine for living refusing any intrusive and redundant decor. The architectural and fuctional constraints pushed the duo to experimental solutions conceived according two standards: the Classical and the Mechanical. The exterior blends with the interior through wide breath-taking windows that glimpse at the building’ curved fa├žade sourrounded by the neighbourhood constructions and tree’ fronds. The filtered light enhance the achitectural layout unfolding vertically on three different levels, directly constrasted by the horizontal expansion of the gallery which hosted Albert La Roche’s rich collection of modern art. Everything is under the reassuring control of the purist and austere proportions which celebrate along with the “type-objects” industrial forniture the heroic aspects of everyday life. The mind relieved from its need of domination, surrenders to the brutal poetry of pure volumes.
The architect creates a new order that is concrete projection of his own spirit, by forms and shapes he affects our senses to an acute degree waking in us intense plastic emotions, Courtesy of Le Paradox.

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