Blokwork. The birth of a collection-6

Blokwork. The birth of a collection-6

Swoosh! It began with a brushstroke! This extraordinary long repeat began with the idea of painting a corridor with a long sweeping curve.So simple and amazing realized in a long curved corridor. Conceived in magenta, this pattern goes from neutrals to full on blast...
Blokwork. The birth of a collection -4

Blokwork. The birth of a collection -4

Theo van Doesburg. Artist, architect, graphic designer is a big influence to me. Heres is something of his, and a sketch of cuts of colored film to gauge light and transparency.  ...
Blokwork. The birth of a collection -3

Blokwork. The birth of a collection -3

On a visit to Berlin, I happened upon the The Hansaviertel District, an extraordinary community of modernist architecture, designed after World War two by world’s greatest architects including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Oscar Niemeyer. It was so...
Blokwerk, The birth of a collection -2

Blokwerk, The birth of a collection -2

Mondran was perhaps the most famous of the The Di Stijl artists, Here is a favorite, and and the Yves St Laurent collection it inspired. if you balk at this, here it the relationship between fashion and art.       honored in The Rijks...
Blokwork.The birth of a collection

Blokwork.The birth of a collection

Obsessed with the Di Stijl movement, now during it’s 100th anniversary the intersection of fine art, architecture, furniture and graphic design looks fresher than ever. I have always loved systems of organization. Here are some amazing Gerrit Reitveld, the Dutch...
LA Confidential

LA Confidential

A Visit to LA with Brintons. I’m an east coast guy but I just love LA. Great trip seeing design firms in LA, including HBA, Kelly Wearstler, KNA, SFA and Gensler. A-mazing time, great reception. Check us out NEWH...
Come together

Come together

Swoosh, inspired by the beautiful brushwork of Franz Klein. India ink and white paper and a wide brush. Because I can’t resist color, I added a gradient, coral to aubergine. The first iteration was for my bedding line Standard Textiles. SK Hospitality has an amazing...
Wallpaper, a history of deception.

Wallpaper, a history of deception.

Interesting article by Jude Stewart, The Atlantic. Wallpaper was invented to imitate more expensive wall coverings from tapestries to leathers, it was in itself an expensive product. Having a Wallcovering line for Koroseal Studios the history is fascinating....
Blokwerk by Brintons

Blokwerk by Brintons

Announcing the collection, Blokwerk by Brintons. The first collection designed exclusively for corridor. An entirely new hospitality collection influenced by classic mid-century modern architecture. A year in the making, design plus engineering. A few favorites below....
Blokwerk design Influences

Blokwerk design Influences

Mondrian In my RISD lectures, I frequently use Mondrian as an example of a painter who moved from realism to abstraction. His less known early work moved from realism through cubism to the geometric abstractions he is most recognized for. He edited down but all his...
Blokwerk design influences

Blokwerk design influences

As an artist, architecture has always been a major influence, my career path was not to be an architect, but my work often seems to comment on architecture. I was very inspired by the trips to Amsterdam and Berlin. My next move was conceiving Blokwerk which became my...
Koroseal Studios wallcovering

Koroseal Studios wallcovering

Just back from NYC, checked into the Hilton and was surprised by my own wallcovering in the lobby and bar! It’s the Koroseal Studio line in a custom caramel color. Very luxe, click here for the line and a link to an interview,http://www.koroseal.com/designer.php?id=11...
Sneak Peak of New Collection: BLOKWERK from Oren Sherman

Sneak Peak of New Collection: BLOKWERK from Oren Sherman

Brintons is excited to announce BLOKWERK, an innovative Axminster collection engineered specifically for the corridor, debuting later this month. Immersed in the widely influential waters of the De Stijl movement, BLOKWERK presents a collection of carefully composed...
Wigs

Wigs

I recently ran across this incredible artist; Asya Kozina who makes baroque wigs from white paper. How utterly wonderful. https://www.behance.net/gallery/31246849/Baroque-paper-wigs “Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for...
Brintons Blokwerk

Brintons Blokwerk

I am very happy to announce my new collection for Brintons: Blokwerk. This is the first of a series of posts to talk about how a collection is born. I have loved Di Stijl for a lifetime, movements that sweep from Architecture, to furniture, to graphic design and...
The big steal

The big steal

In the design world, ideas cross pollinate and that’s what moves design forward, occasionally I see an invisible line crossed. I saw these great watches from the company Uniform http://uniformwares.com/ featured in Design Milk. The company features great design. They...
Blade!

Blade!

I am really excited to announce my work will be included at Blade in Boston, started by my friend Paul English. It is going to be the coolest place in the world. Paul is an intellectually generous and visionary thinker. The architects are Act Two.…
Sebastian Errazuriz

Sebastian Errazuriz

Here is an artist I really like, Sebastian Errazuriz, http://www.meetsebastian.com/ A Brooklyn based artist. As an artist who works in hospitality, I am interested in other artists who break boundaries of art, environment, space and create the new. Worth a...
Isabella Blow in London

Isabella Blow in London

Just got back from London, saw many great things. At The Somerset House was a great show on Isabella Blow http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/isabella-blow-fashion-galore Never being sure what a muse really did, the show blew me away. She discovered Alexander...