Posts Tagged ‘Advocate’
When Element Advocate Amy Purdy told us that she was going to be embarking on an adventure of a lifetime (which we later found out was “The Amazing Race”),we were in the midst of designing her newest LLG Collection. So when we heard the news, Amy and the Eden Designers scrambled to make magic happen, and alas, our very own amazing race had begun.
After countless cups of coffee, and days blending into nights, it all came together, and just in the knick of time… Amy was heading out the door to compete, half-way around the world, in… China?! What?! Needless to say, we are on the edge of our seats, and cheering her on. Amy is an inspiration, and with her story of endurance and strength, she truly knows how to overcome any obstacle.
“Get outside, smell the trees, and take in the fresh air…” – Amy Purdy, Element Eden Advocate
Starting her schooling in the realm of photography and further expanding into illustration… artist Juliana Neufeld’s partnership with Lomography for a DIY of their new La Sardina camera only makes sense!
Inspired by eighties graffiti, children’s illustrations and beautiful textiles, we love the final piece Element Advocate Juliana Neufeld created!
Stay tuned for some upcoming tee graphics in our collection by Juliana and check out her most recent project on our organic totes with West 49 HERE!
REAM MORE and get inspired to decorate your own camera!
Absolutely love the bright characters illustrator, and Element Eden Advocate, Juliana Neufeld drew up for our special collab with West 49! Although her home base is in Toronto, Juliana has made a name for herself internationally with her vibrant illustrations and the personality evoked in each one she drafts up.
We’re loving the perched owl and her sweet grin… but the serene stare of the mint color zebra is in as a close tie… Which character is tugging at your heart strings??
Element Advocate and artist, Miya Ando, may be most well-known for her intricate metalwork, implementing steel and pigment to create beautifully hand-crafted pieces. However, this past May, she took her artistic ability to Dorado, Puerto Rico, and participated in “Obon,” a 24 hour outdoor art installation sponsored by The Fist Art Foundation. This project celebrated the ancient Japanese festival of “Obon,” a ceremony to honor and commemorate the departed.
To represent Puerto Rico’s natural phenomenon of bio-luminescence and boat travel, Miya incorporated hundreds of floating leaves on an outdoor pond that appeared clear in daylight and emitted a soft blue light in the dark. The project involved skeletons of Ficus leaves, which are abundant and native to Puerto Rico.
Miya coated each Ficus leaf with a non-toxic, ‘daytime invisible, night time luminous’ phosphorescent pigment, which “charged” with sunlight during the day, and emitted a soft blue glow for a short period of time during the night, making it appear as if each leaf was glowing. We can only imagine how peaceful and beautiful this installation was to see in person!
Our beloved Element Advocate and renowned L.A. based artist Brooke Reidt has been hard at work surrounded by triangle canvases and wet paint brushes, prepping her art installation to be showcased at Design for Humanity July 25!!
Just a little sneak peek in on the action with some shots from her Instagram (@BeachGoth)… Can hardly wait to see the final project!!!
Miya Ando morphs her steel paintings with her first ever product design, “Tetsu to kinu,” an “iron and silk” scarf made of 100% silk chiffon and dye! The magical effect that her steel sculptures have on viewers carries on into her ethereal silk scarf, into a beautiful design of wearable art!
Even more beautiful is the fact 10% of proceeds will be donated to benefit Japan’s earthquake and tsunami recovery, still underway! The scarf is only available for a limited time though on Spoon & Tamago, sale closes on July 15th, so get yours quickly!
Size: 22″ x 22″ and 36″ x 36″
Photos by: Karen Kristian
“We all have disabilities. Just some are more visible than others. We all have challenges, we all have obstacles”
In part three of the Rise Above series, Amy Purdy, talks about non profit Adaptive Action Sports, and it’s mission to support youth and young adults with permanent physical disabilities through action sports programs. She hopes to change people’s perspectives on what it means to be able.
Amy Purdy intimately shares the struggle in overcoming the loss of her legs and what it took to set out in pursuit of her passion in snowboarding during part two in her Rise Above film series!
Missed the first part? WATCH HERE
Our good friend Lisa Solberg’s dream-like, large-scaled oil paintings can keep any viewer entranced for hours. Growing up in Chicago, and graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Lisa now lives in Los Angeles, where she creates her beautiful, expressionist art. Her media of choice is oil paint, creating flowing silver-grey metallic strokes in her newest installation, STALKER, which will debut at THIS Los Angeles this Friday, June 15th, from 7-10 pm.
Within this installation, Lisa combines her already well-known and appreciated painting skills with attention to drawing. Reflective insulation panels with cutting techniques create poetic, bold and thoughtful imagery focused on the sublime.
Check out Lisa’s installation at THIS Los Angeles, located at 5906 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90042. You will not be disappointed!!!
STALKER continues through July 14, 2012.
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-6 PM, and by appointment.
Contact: email@example.com for more information.
See more of Lisa Solberg’s breathtaking paintings HERE.
Element Advocate and illustrator Juliana Neufeld moved into her new studio in Toronto!
Sharing some lovely photos of her new creative space… loving the mixed media works wall!!