Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Long Live Art at Fossil 34th Street

Long live art, indeed. I love it that Fossil has, in this day of computers, the Internets, and everything digital, teamed up with a group of artists to celebrate vintage art forms and handicraft techniques of the pre-iObsessed world. Don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone. But hearing that "ding" that tells me I've got an email often induces anxiety, whereas this just makes me want to chill:

This porcelain planter is by ceramicist Paige Russell ($50). Lucky me, I share an office with our Bryant Park/34th Street horticulturist, Maureen Hackett, and when I showed her this she said "It'd be great for little succulents." The planter is 5.5 by 6 inches, and, because of the shape, Maureen recommends planting it with anything linear, including pencils till you buy yourself some grasses or cacti. I'm now trying to get Maureen to do a horticulture/home blog. But back to Fossil and some of its other artists...

Dolan Geiman T-shirt, $28. Geiman is a vintage-inspired artist who often works with found mediums.The limited-edition tote, $78, is by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress operations in America.

You can learn more about the artists here. Visit the store on 34th Street where these and more should be available soon.

Updated to add: The Paige Russell porcelain planter & Yellow Owl Workshop stamp kit and tote should be in the 34th Street store by 9/3. The Hatch Show Print & Dolan Geiman items will be in 34th Street on 7/25.

Fossil, 38 W. 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues


Dolan Geiman said...

Hello Fashion Herald,
Thanks so much for blogging about the Long Live Art partnership and the Dolan Geiman with Fossil T-shirt. I just wanted to pass along news of a special event at the Fossil Fifth Ave location on Saturday, July 31 from noon-5pm. The event will include the unveiling of Dolan's window displays, live screen printing, free artwork, and more.

Ali Marie @ Dolan Geiman