Some photos, from somewhere on the New York Times website. My dear sister can't remember the context, and neither of us has the time to go and find out. You don't really need to know any more than that, really. Just enjoy.
Today the Australian Government finally apologised for injustices against the Aboriginal people. Tens of thousands of children were forcibly removed from their families from 1910 right up to the 1970s in an attempt at assimilation. The pain is still burning today. In celebration of the amazing culture that is one of the oldest on this planet I thought I would share the work of one of my favourite Aboriginal artists. The photo above I posted just a few days ago and I guess the reason why I love it so much is the artwork.
Minnie Pwerle was born around 1910 in the Utopia region. It was not until 1999 at over 80 years of age, that Minnie began painting on canvas. Her first series of works were linear paintings based on her experiences as a traditional ceremonial body painter, expressing a bold, free-flowing, enigmatic style that quickly drew the interest of critics and art lovers alike. In the relatively short period of time from 1999 to her death in 2006 Minnie Pwerle created a prodigious volume of paintings. Beautiful, strong, vibrant women's business.
We talk a lot about light when we feature photographers. Light, composition, colour, exposure, focus. I'm captivated by the portfolio of Alec Hemer. Beautiful light and clever composition make his work highly sort after by major magazines and for companies such as Williams Sonoma, West Elm, Design within Reach and Laura Ashley. His ability to capture the essence of a room is inspiring.
Dutch designer Piet Boon designs and builds homes, then takes on the design of their interiors as well. He once visited friends on the island of Bonaire, in the Netherlands Antilles of the Caribbean. He loved it so much he designed his own beach villa on the island and furnished it with his own creations. It is situated right on the ocean and is available for rent. More details here. Any takers?
Walker-Warner Architects is a super-talented firm established in 1989 by Brooks Walter and Greg Warner that has completed about 200 projects all over the U.S. The homes featured on their website are breathtaking. They are all fairly rustic in design (not really my thing) but WOW, what incredible summer homes they would make. I highly advise that you have a look at their portfolio for many of the exterior photos of these homes.