John Christensen is an artist I photographed not long ago. He is a very special artist, collecting all kinds of used materials for his art and making happenings in his house and garden. Everything he does is related to creativity. He doesn’t care about wealth, lives from hand to mouth; many people will call his life for a mess. But despite his poverty, his social inabilities, the filth he surrounds himself with, his untidy property; John Christensen has a heart of gold, he has an amazing sense of humour and is blessed with a stinging self-irony. He lives as far south as is possible in Norway, and I took these pictures while spending some hours with him.
A moment of silence please…..
A moment of silence please…..
I can’t believe it. Sad.
It saddens me to learn that Lou Reed passed away. He has joined the great beyond. I remember being privately alarmed by his facial coloring at a recent interview with John Varvatos in the Bowery for the Genesis Publications book with photographer Mick Rock, Transformer.
Now all I can do is play his music trying to buoy the music of our heart from sinking further in sadness.
God Bless your tenacious spirit Lou Reed, thanks to you my life has been forever changed by rock and roll.
Brand New Video Pitch
For donations to help fabricate select items from furniture line and exhibit at tradeshows in NY, LA, Toronto, & Chicago (from Jan. – June 2014) to get orders, press, and business partners.
Kevin Steinberg, Principal
STEINBERG design studio
ABC Carpet & Home
SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN CENTER
Another place not to be missed when you’re visiting San Francisco and if you are crazy about design is the San Francisco Design Center.
There are two main buildings plus the whole area is surrounded by every type of home design store. You will definitely need a few days and a hearty breakfast and/or lunch to make it through the day.
Usually you will run into designers (with and without their clients) looking for the perfect items to insert into their projects.
The SFDC also hosts many design seminars through out the year as do individual showrooms.
The buildings are host to many special events not associated with the design industry as well all year long.
San Francisco Design Center [SFDC] is the West’s best destination for fine home furnishings and accessories. SFDC is free and open to the public for browsing Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Please click here for Holiday Schedule.
Sitting at the heart of the San Francisco’s Design District [known as Showplace Square], the SFDC is comprised of three buildings; the Showplace, Galleria and Garden Court. Together, they house over 100 showrooms. Combined, these showrooms carry 2,000 manufacturers featuring products for every room in the home and in every style imaginable. This is the place to discover the very best name brands in furnishings, accessories, flooring, wallcoverings, fabric, lighting, kitchens, baths, closets, fine art and antiques.
While every showroom sets their own purchasing policies, generally, purchases are made through a design professional or buying service. Consumers that are interested in purchasing products from showrooms can contact any one of these buying services located at SFDC – Access Decor, Buy Design, Just Buy, and Source Design.