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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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...

Carthamus Pink

Wear your love like heaven. I was doing some research on my long lost love; carthamus pink. A Windsor Newton Gouache discontinued years ago. the dye derived from safflowers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safflower Discontinued not because of toxicity but because the...

LA Constructs The Future

http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/overdrive/ I am really loving LA. I was just in LA debuting my collection for the new Korseal Digital Studio and I saw this show at The Getty. As an east coast designer it’s sometimes hard to make a statement without a nod to the...

HD LAS VEGAS!

Hi, Please visit me if you are attending HD Las Vegas 5/15-5/17. It’s a three year dream in the making for me. A room of my own designs featuring carpet and wallcovering. Durkan and RJF Koroseal Digital Studios....

Washington Post!

Thank you Katherine Salant and The Washington Post for this wonderful shout out! “For a singularly bold statement, Rhode Island School of Design professor Oren Sherman’s digitally printed wallpaper is also intended as a feature wall, or, as he put it, “to be the star...

George Stavrinos

Today I am paying tribute to the great artist and fashion illustrator George Stavrinos. His work has been on my mind lately. He was at RISD just before my time. In my early days as an illustrator I would wait for the NY Times every Sunday to see his amazing full page...