Art: Jannis Kounellis

Greek artist Jannis Kounellis is known for using a myriad of objects, (e.g., live animals, fire, coal, bed frames) in his art installations. I first came across his work at an exhibit I attended a couple of years ago at the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne of all places and I was drawn to his black and white pieces. Much of his work is at the Tate Modern in London, so if you’re interested, and in the neighbourhood, go have a peek and let me know what you think.

untitled, 1983, Jannis Kounellis, MoMA

untitled, 1962, Jannis Kounellis, MoMA

untitled, 1999, Jannis Kounellis at the Tate

untitled, 1999, Jannis Kounellis at the Tate

Images courtesy of MOMA, Tate.

Gift Guide: Office

Thought I’d put together a gift guide for the stylish workaholics. We – I mean they – might like to be treated to something functional and beautiful this holiday!

Billy bookcase, $277 (this combination), IKEA

Barometer work lamp, $49.99, IKEA

Dokument pencil cup, $2.49 for 2, IKEA

Staple-free stapler, $19.25, Green Home

Peep clock, $72, MoMA

2011 Animal calendar, $24.95, MoMA

Images courtesy of Green Home, IKEA bookcase IKEA pencil cups, MoMA clock, MoMA.

The Friday Five: Chez Jordana

So…I admit it…I decorated before December 1st. I just couldn’t wait! Here’s a peek at five of the decorations on my mini (green) tree.

Little bear ornament, MoMA

Paper tree ornament, MoMA

Ice skaters ornament, MoMA

The Letter J ornament, made by my sister

Mini lion ornament (I'm a Leo), Jonathan Adler

Images by Jordana.