The South African designer, who works with local craftspeople and unconventional materials, is showing his quirky yet comfy creations in New York.
The stereotypical view of summer reading is that the heat melts our brains, so we can only absorb books with gilded raised lettering on their covers. The Introspective reader knows different. We may be camped out at the beach or at a mountain retreat this August, but being removed from the pressures of real life makes us all the more eager for substance — and actually better able to process books that deliver it. These four volumes show how stimulating summer reading can be.
The young talent behind Studio Ashby is ushering in a new era that values quirky shapes, fine antiques and inspiring artworks.
In two concurrent New York exhibitions, South African artist Robin Rhode blurs the boundary between drawing and performance, using such unwieldy materials as giant crayons and a bicycle made of chalk.
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