David Bielander is an award-winning jewelry designer who translates simple, everyday objects into exceptional pieces of art. Here, he has transformed a set of baby pink ceramic plates and bowls into the petals of a stunning Pink Rose Sculpture, which I spotted at the 2021 Salon Art + Design!
Here’s what the full sculpture looks like alongside two similar rose plate sculptures. So gorgeous!
The shorter days, the cold (and perhaps humid) weather and the aftermath of the holidays may put you in a ‘blue’ state. It’s important to know that you are not the only one who goes through these experiences.
The winter blues, as people like to call it, is a scientifically-recognized state of mind that can affect anyone. Now, depending on your brain chemistry and other illnesses, you may be having a more difficult time, but in most cases, this is a temporary phase that passes with the season.
Flowers often feature in Rodarte’s collections. In this dress (Spring 2007), the use of oversized silk roses in variegated shades of silk tulle make a bold and striking statement. For the spring 2019 collection, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy commissioned hairstylist Odile Gilbert to make hair sculptures from fresh roses, which were widely acclaimed.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, on View at The Museum at FIT Through November 28th, 2021.
This rose bush grows in a planter bed out front of my apartment building, and it somehow manages to stay alive nearly all year long. This photo was taken in early December of 2017, and I can’t believe I got such a great shot of these tiny Pink Blossoms, and one still-tight bud, covered in a light snowfall. The roses are actually taking a break right now as there’s at least two feet of accumulated snow in the bed, but this photo is a reminder that they’ll be back in the spring.
With the cancellation of all of this year’s many annual art and design shows, it’s been challenging to continually source beautiful things to feature in this weekly column. Fortunately, the design stores appear to have reopened, as I discovered quite by accident when I walked past Caligaris and was sucked in off the street after catching a glimpse of this beauty in the window.
Meet the Coco Lounge Chair, upholstered in a stunning Jubilee Pink velvet rose print; the product of a collaboration between Calligaris and Italian fashion brand Blumarine, by designer Anna Molinari. The Rose is one of Molinari’s most popular motifs. This version of the Coco chair was launched during 2019 Design Week.
In addition to the red-on-pink, and pink-on-pink rose print, the chair is also available upholstered with black roses on a grey background, with the tubular frame available in a variety of metallic finishes, to suit your taste and decor. This chair has a retail price point of $1,563. You can see more photos of all textile designs and finishes Here.
Calligaris is Located at 220 East 57th Street in New York City.