say hi to_ Presents 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition with Atelier Meraki

say hi to_ Presents 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition with Atelier Meraki

I am very excited to announce that Atelier Meraki, an amazing cultural institution here in Paris supporting emerging creators, has invited me to curate say hi to_'s first exhibition to celebrate their 2nd anniversary.

May 24th - 28th. Atelier Meraki, Paris, France.

Denmark | May

Denmark | May

It’s May and time to kick in the spring! This month I’ve picked out some exciting brands and really talented designers. We’ll get around textile designers, a lot of gorgeous furniture and even a new Danish beauty brand. You’ll see complete, contemporary and ambitious designs in this Copenhagen round-up and I can assure you, that they won’t disappoint!

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Villa Lena

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Villa Lena

I've been hearing about Villa Lena's picturesque retreat and it's renown artist residency for quite some time now. I can only imagine the Italian sun on your back, a fresh wind in your hair, the smell of herbs and cypress trees being the perfect setting to get out of busy city life, take life a bit slower and develop on ideas and collaborative projects. Each year the Villa welcomes a number of selected artists to spend two months at Villa Lena developing their project of choice, where you can also join them for a weekend.

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Looking to learn a second language in record breaking time? Search no further! I've found you a hardcore French language bootcamp on the French Riviera, which will have you ordering your café crème en Français and impressing clients in no time.

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | II. Made Labs by Formafantasma

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | II. Made Labs by Formafantasma

So since 2016, Formafantasma has been the head of the design course MAN MADE/Design in Flux with a new University, Made Program, in Sicily, Italy and this summer they have organised 8 days of workshops and lectures around the theme of "Authentic-city".

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

I'll be posting my top five summer design plans (in order of when they are happening) throughout this week so keep checking back to get the scoop!

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles Design Parade is held in the South of France between the two picturesque cities of Toulon and Hyères... so not only do you get to see exhibitions from the best up and coming designers and interior designers from throughout France and Europe, but you are surrounded by rich and beautiful French culture and architecture.

Milan Design Week Diary

Milan Design Week Diary

So this was the first year that I was actually able to make the journey to the world's yearly design Mecca that is Milan Design Week. I had a week full of of new friendships, overload of new up and coming designer discoveries, serendipitous meetings with so many from the design community face-to-face for the first time, a little bit of mischief and a belly absolutely stuffed with incredible italian food and wine all week long. 

DANIEL EMMA's 'Bling Bling Dynasty' Furniture Collection

DANIEL EMMA's 'Bling Bling Dynasty' Furniture Collection

Their latest collection, entitled 'Bling Bling Dynasty' takes subtle cues from their background and experiences in Asia and mixes them with a Jürgen Teller-eque editorial photoshoot which we just love. We have a chat with them about their creative process, latest collection and have a look at their editorial images below.

John Hogan's mesmerizing glass sculptures through the lens of Charlie Schuck

say hi to_ John Hogan x Charlie Schuck

So I've been eyeing the work of John Hogan for quite some time now. To be perfectly honest, when I first found his collaborative photos with photographer Charlie Schuck, I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking at - but I was definitely mesmerized. I looked into it a bit more and found John's beautiful glass sculptures for sale at MATTER in New York and wished I could get my hands on one for my own collection. I feel like these pieces are a still life photographers dream; the shapes, colors, the way they reflect light.

Charlie Schuck, if you don't know his work already is one, of the IT design still life photographers from the US right now. His thought provoking still life photography teeters between fine art images and commercial pieces. We couldn't have imagined a better pairing for a collaborative series.

We have a little chat with John about his work and the collaboration. Have look a the mesmerizing images of John's candy like glass sculptures through Charlie's lens below. I guarentee you will be as obsessed as we are.

 

designer
John Hogan

date
February 12, 2017

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Q + A


| Kristen | Can you please introduce yourself and what you do?

| John | I am an artist and designer living and working in Seattle. I use glass as a primary medium of expression in my work and frequently collaborate with other artists and designers.



| Kristen | What is your background?

| John | I grew up in Toledo Ohio with a loving family and an incredibly creative group of friends. A lot of my time as a child and adolescent was spent at the Toledo Museum of Art in their youth art program. I studied political science at Bowling Green State University and moved to Seattle in 2008 to pursue a career as a glass maker.



| Kristen | How did you get into creating work out of glass?

| John | I started making glass at TMA when I was 15. Initially it was the fire and molten material that appealed to me but over time the infatuation changed and became more about light.



| Kristen | Did you have any particular inspiration for this series?

| John | A common compliment I receive about my work is that people wish they could eat it. Some of the work in this body of work was a more focused attempt to evoke this type of response.



| Kristen | How did your collaboration with Charlie Schuck come about?

| John | Charlie has been shooting the design and fashion communities in Seattle for years. He was the primary photographer for several of my collaborators when I first started working more in the design realm. Charlie and I became good friends and he was interested in shooting still life style images of my artwork. It's such a treat to hand over the work and just let a creative like him work with it however he sees fit.

 
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