At a time when the rest of the world was depending on Americans to make a world altering decision, I'd like to take a minute to remind myself that America really do have some pretty amazing talent. Here are a few of my favourites:
DEBORAH BERKE PARTNERS - INTERIOR DESIGN
Deborah Berke Partners is an architecture and interior design firm based in NY. I love their work because they seem to be able to balance subtlety with boldness and still maintain a quiet elegance. Their work looks so simple, and that is the beauty of what they do - they fool you into thinking that their work is not complex or time consuming - but when you break it down, it is mind boggling the detail they put into their work.
MARIO BATALI - CHEF
When I was in Las Vegas a few years back, I ate at a restaurant in The Venetian called the B & B Restaurant. It was my 25th birthday, my husband and I were attempting a fancy date night. And the food absolutely blew me away. I still remember the beef cheek like it was yesterday. I remember reading about the chef, this Mario Batali guy and proceeded to tell all of my girlfriends upon my return about my new discover. Turns out he has something like 25 restaurants, is a bit of a celebrity chef and has written a bunch of cookbooks. If you ever are in America - you should find a Mario Batali restaurant and eat there. You can thank me later.
ROBERT MORRIS - MINIMALIST ARTIST
I am absolutely intrigued by minimalism. To many it is an art form that inspires the "I could do that" commentary, but I think it is one of the most complicated. There is nowhere to hide with minimalism and if you think it looks easy, then the artist has done their job. Robert Morris' art focuses on stripping back artwork from all distractions and forces the viewer to engage on the purest level. His artwork has no texture, trace of the artist's hand or figural content and it forces you to see how your perception changes as you move around the object. Subconsciously, making you realise how that concept could apply to everyday life and our perception of our own personal issues. But that's just my interpretation and that's what I love about Robert Morris, it could mean so many different things to so many different people.
Have a fab week!
Love Tash xox