David Wiseman

David Wiseman’s sculptural work is currently on display at gallery R20th Century. Delicate and graceful work in porcelain and bronze, it marks the first solo exhibition of new work by Mr. Wiseman. Specializing in unique, site-specific commissions, each is made by hand for its custom installation. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum recognized Wiseman’s achievements with the inclusion of his “Cherry Blossom Canopy” installation in the National Design Triennial 2006.

The exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful monograph featuring works shown as well as Wiseman’s process and inspiration.”David Wiseman draws on the natural world for his primary inspiration, yielding poetic and realistic renderings of extraordinary natural phenomena — blossoming branches in porcelain and bronze, the tangle of a pomegranate tree’s canopy beautifully orchestrated across a ceiling, a bird hidden in a bronze fireplace screen. In his unique lighting, fabricated natural and found elements mingle in illuminated branches and his “Collage” chandeliers.”

Images and excerpts sourced at R20th Century.

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A Farmhouse Renaissance

Farmhouse modern is one of my favorite design concepts, so I’m thrilled with a new trend I keep seeing on the horizon: farmhouse renaissance! Lately I’ve been spotting milk bottles, wire baskets and canvas storage all over the web and can’t wait to see the trend bloom!

Below are a few of my favorite picks for every price range:

1. Crate and Barrel / 2. Pony Rider / 3. The Container Store / 4. Jayson Home & Garden / 5. Design Within Reach / 6. Wisteria / 7. Lexon / 8. Old Faithful Shop

After all, everyone needs a bit of grits, hay and wood-planked floors, yes? Happy trend-spotting!

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