LAUNCHING SATURDAY JULY 11TH
Totokaelo x Rachel’s Ginger Beer = an exclusive flavor only available in store at Totokaelo.
Thanks Camp Doug for the bottle design!
Totokaelo celebrates independence by recognizing a few of our favorite independent thinkers. We’ve paired them with fashion that mirrors their influence.
YAYOI KUSAMA — the artistic polymath
The multimedia artist widely known as the “Queen of Polka Dots” never left home without them.
DAVID BOWIE — the chameleon rocker
Whether we’re talking about Hunky Dory, Ziggy, or dapper Bowie, these pieces all fall in line with the artist’s many fashion phases.
PINA BAUSCH — the theatrical dancer
As a pioneer of modern experimental dance, Bausch’s style was consistent —drapey blacks, whites and Yohji Yamamoto.
Images taken from a press release of Kusama’s 1964 “Driving Image” exhibition, a still from an appearance by Bowie on The Cher Show in 1975, and a photograph capturing a moment from Bausch’s performance of “Café Muller”.
A tour of the new Totokaelo office space is now up on Remodelista. In the article, founder Jill Wenger shares the story behind the space as well as her creative vision for the office interiors.
“The [Totokaelo] storefront and newly established office space…were conceptualized and executed by Jill herself. During the first ten years of business, everyone worked out of the stockrooms in the back of the original Totokaelo store. ‘Anywhere there was space, someone claimed it and tossed their laptop down,’ Jill recalls. As work conversation—and concentration—proved increasingly difficult, Jill began to look into acquiring a dedicated office space, a decision, she says that was ‘less about brand evolution and more about gaining much-needed thinking space.’” — Alexa Holtz via Remodelista
A special thanks to Michael A Muller for the beautiful photos.
French artist Camille Henrot’s first comprehensive exhibition in the US entitled “The Restless Earth” debuts this week at the New Museum in New York City. The exhibition is a collection of Henrot’s recent works, including visual translations of books from the artist’s personal library in the form of ikebana arrangements, a collection of recent video art, ‘hybrid object’ sculptures, and more.
“We hurry through aeons. Things evolve, the world gets complicated. Art and culture, science and starvation, extinction and global warming are all here. First we had drawings, then we had books, and then we had the internet. First came the artists then the scholars, the anthropologists and then the geeks. Henrot seems to submit to no boundaries between art and scholarship, or between one specialisation and another.” — Adrian Searle via The Guardian
“The Restless Earth” runs through June 29th.
ArtAleph GeddisTwo Cuboctahedrons Connected 675.00
ObjectDoug JohnstonYamas Small 150.00
FurnitureDaniel WengerLotus Chair 4,250.00
FurnitureTotokaeloWenger Chair 4,234.00
TextileBlack Sheep (white light)Icelandic Sheepskin 54 220.00
TextileElectric FeathersWoven Silk Tussah 18" Pillow 119.00
“Taster’s Choice” is a group show currently on display at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York. The exhibition focuses on the concept of ‘choice’ or ‘selection’ and it’s particular importance within each participating artist’s creative process.
“Taster’s Choice highlights three emerging artists and one artist collective who regard choice as both the process and content of their work. They recognize what specific materials can convey: the intentionally neutral effect of brown industrial carpeting, or the aspirational nature of stainless-steel kitchen appliances. Juxtaposing materials and images, and filtering them for specific themes, the artists allude to emotional connections between individuals and objects, amplifying, distorting, and confusing the meanings that their choices suggest.” — MoMA PS1 press release
Images found on MOUSSE
The highly acclaimed American version of Paris Photo art fair takes place this weekend, April 25-27, at the iconic Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.
“Paris Photo Los Angeles, the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios April 25th-27th offering the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. Leading international galleries will present historical and contemporary bodies of works by renowned and emerging artists in the legendary Paramount Pictures’ soundstages. The New York Street Backlot, the one-of-a-kind replica of New York City’s streets, will be dedicated to the presentation of cutting-edge solo shows, Young Gallery exhibitions, and bookseller projects, each exhibiting within an exclusive movie set.” — Paris Photo