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Wednesday
Apr162014

TNCC: Loves fashion with a past... and a future 

 

The New Conscious Consumer™ is always pleased to come across fashion that respects tradition, craft and sustainability.   When it blends seamlessly into the art world, that's even better. 

Carla Fernandez is a artist and activist who is currently working with traditional textiles from her native Mexico to create contemporary designs and support and nurture artisan communities in the process.

Her show, titled "The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community" is currently running at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

You can read more about her here.

Sunday
Apr132014

TNCC: CONSUME NATURE

 

There's no better time to consume nature than spring time.  Everything is sprouting, green, ready to burst in to the world and brimming with inspiring colors!  Around where I live there is an abundance of cherry blossoms, and right now they are at their peak. In Japan this is called Sakura Hanami, the cherry blossom viewing time.

The other day I noticed a beautiful blossoming tree beneath which was parked a vintage Triumph motorcycle painted a vibrant flaming orange color.  I promised myself I'd go back and take a photo before either the bike moves or the blossoms tumble to the ground. 

 

Tuesday
Apr082014

On my radar: 

 

The neon wisdom of artist Dan Attoe

 

Thursday
Apr032014

THEN NEW CONSCIOUS CONSUMERâ„¢

 

An interview with Julie Gilhart on conscious consuming is here!

Tuesday
Apr012014

On my radar: 

 

 

The Walther Collection:

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of big museums with big lines and big groups. So, it was with great enthusiasm that I arrived in a suburb of Ulm, Germany, at the smaller, more personal, museum that houses The Walther Collection. 

Its founder, Artur Walther, is a friend. He had invited me and another mutual friend, Haysun Hahn, to come and spend a few days and experience his "campus" and to view his current show titled Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive.

What a treat (and privilege) it was to live in this environment for several days; to be surrounded by the art in this tantalizingly unfamiliar way. Enjoying time with my good friends: cooking, talking, long walks and visits to the town of Ulm, added up to a museum experience like no other.  Could this be the start of a new paradigm?