Accent Color Choices and an article on WGSN.com
Making a Memorial of Memorial Day
Greetings from the Big Apple: It. Is. Spring!
Sherry Hayslip Talks Coffee Tables with Park Cities People
2013 ASID Design Ovation Awards: It was Our Night!
Greetings from the Big Apple: The Importance of Culinary Aesthetics
Friday Flowers - Tulipmania
The Spring Fling Continues
Spring Has Sprung...
Greetings from the Big Apple: Or in this Case, Los Angeles
Color Essay: I've Got the Blues
For Your Valentines Pleasure: A Fantasy Dinner for Two…
Dallas… Modern… Luxury…
New York State of Mind
Greetings from the Big Apple: Ghosts of Christmas Past
Peace at Christmas and Throughout the Year
If Life were a Color...
While the Cat’s Away, the Mice will Play
Design Dialog: Dressing Room Reveal
Design Dialog: Watch for the Big Reveal
Hayslip Design Associates and The Crystal Charity Ball
Design Dialog: Peyton’s Closet is Almost Done
Design Dialog: A Sneak Peek in Park Cities People
Design Dialog: Room Envy
Greetings from the Big Apple: Frankenstorm
Greetings from the Big Apple: How I spend My Days in Class
Design Dialog: Color
Greetings from the Big Apple: Coffee Talk and Baby-Doll Heads
Design Dialog: Confessions of a Lapsed Decorating Mother
Greetings from the Big Apple: How a College Kid Eats in the New Millennium
Design Dialog: What About Fabrics
Design Dialog: Words, Words, Words...
The Painted Desert: The Enduring Appeal of Santa Fe
Bienvenue ŕ Dallas: This Style Scout May Have Found Her Calling
Design Dialog: The Duchess is a Diva
Design Dialog: The Chair has Arrived!
Greetings from the Big Apple: NYU Redux
Design Dialog: First, Step Lightly…
Hayslip Design Associates Visits Les Mettaliers Champenois: Why Cross the Pond When You Can Just Cross a Bridge
Design Dialog: Anxiety Over a Chair
Hayslip Design Associates visits Nanz Hardware: Classic and Well Made Always Fit
Design Dialog: It's All in the Planning
Design Dialog: Converting a Room to a Closet
Hayslip Design Associates visits Remains Lighting: or What Beautiful Things Come from Dumpster Diving in Brooklyn, NY
Design Dialog: My mother has a new client... And it’s me!
Hayslip Design Associates visits P.E. Guerin: A Treasure Chest in Greenwich Village
Design Dialog: Taking on a New Client
Coming Soon: A New Blog Series
Let the Games Begin
Summer in the City - Hayslip Design Associates hits New York
Happy Fourth of July
Martha Says "It's a Good Thing"
Ode to Summertime
Million Dollar Furniture
Memories of Morocco: A Day Trip to Fes
Memories of Morocco: Le Jardin Majorelle
Memories of Morocco: The Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Treasures of Marrakech
Obscenely Beautiful Things – A Small Update
Home Again... Dallas in Bloom
The Family who Wanders Together...
Trend Setting: All Aboard the Marrakech Express
Obscenely Beautiful Things
21st Century Homes
The Enduring Appeal of Chinoiserie
The Art of the Room
The Color of Love...
Love is the Answer...
Living Large in Small Spaces
Greetings from the Big Apple (and farewell Big D): Beginning a Collection
La Mode de Gaultier
Casa View Elementary School
Out with the old (soon enough)...
My Christmas Wish to You
Greetings from the Big Apple: Window Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
Greetings from the Big Apple: I confess... I’m a Pack Rat
My bags are packed, I'm ready to go...
Greetings from the Big Apple: The Blank Canvas of a Dorm Room
Bienvenue ŕ Paris: Shakespeare & Company
Spooktacular Skulls: The Trend of Skulls in Fashion and Design
Bienvenue a Paris: Lost in Paris
What a Girl Wants: Or Are Great Closets Better than Sex?
Bienvenue a Dallas: The Latest from Kitty Stuart
Bienvenue a Paris and Life without A/C
Introducing Our Style Scouts
Black is the New Black
Thighs and Other Thoughts
How to Turn Your Home into a Piggy Bank... or at Least a Star!
A little love from our friends at D Home...
Born to the Purple
A Glimpse of Things to Come
My Talented Staff II
Happiness on Any Scale
Sherry's Blog featured on DG's Online Editorial
2011 TX ASID Design Ovation Awards
The Meaning of Love...
Blanc des Blancs
The Moon and Other Jewels
New things are blooming on Armstrong Pkwy.
Dwell with Dignity
Another Dip in the Gene Pool
A Little Link-Love
Mudejar en vogue
Spain Part 2 - Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, and Avila
The Artistry of Daniel Ost
Happy Valentine's Day
Jamaica Has Never Been Lovelier
Working in a Winter Wonderland
Imagine my Surprise...
Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held onto Hope
In New York for Antiques Week
D Home - Best Designers 2011
My Christmas Wish to You
My talented staff
New Classical in Dallas
Kudos for the Gene Pool
Our winning kitchen is featured on DesignGuide's blog!
John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center
A Winning Week
How to Vacation in Architectural Bliss
Ode to Thatch
Smith, Ekblad and Associates: Architects and Engineers
Still More Design Riches (Part IV)
The Design Riches Continue (Part III)
Feminine and Fanciful
So the week ended
A Week of Wonders
Sherry is featured in Dallas Modern Luxury
A Little Touch of the Doge's Palace
More Design Riches (Part II)
A Year of Design Riches
Sherry Hayslip quoted in the Dallas Morning News
Asian Jazz and Friendship
Follow us on Facebook!
It's Coming Together
2010 Legacy of Design Awards
The House as Mirror of Self
A Weekend in Three Acts: Act 3
A Weekend in Three Acts: Act 2
a la Michelangelo...
A Weekend, in Three Acts
The Joy of Mindless Reverie
A Passion for Paper Art
Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera
Rubbing Shoulders with History
It all began with Cole
Un Petit Symposium
Trip Wrap Up
Well!!! What a trip.
And back at home the Rangers were astounding the city and the world by winning the playoff's (though sadly not the World Series). En route back to Dallas, with harpsichord music on the headset and some mystical beautiful movie about Eastern-futurist-ancient-fire-versus-water-and-ice science-fiction-a-la-the-Dali-Lama playing silently on the movie screen above, Cole sat quietly sketching beside me.
I will call this the Frieze trip.
Frieze: noun (frēz)
· An architecture term
· A part of the entablature between the architrave and the cornice
· A sculpted or richly ornamented band
First about London… There is the Frieze Art Fair, named for a magazine by the same name evidently.
This show takes modern art to a new level... well not a higher level maybe, since there were plenty of mediocre and artworks which seemed to be for the sake of shock or just being new. This Fair is primarily for well established galleries focusing on Avante Garde work but due to the recession they do have a section for galleries less than six years old to show their work. Some of the pieces we saw were quite odd, such as a video of a man with a donkey head interviewing various government officials and others... (Katy Couric, you might try this).
Playing around with the term “frieze”, when you entered the Fair you walked over a glass covered hole in the floor which appeared to be an excavation of an old ruin from Londinium. And yes, there was fragment of a Pompeii-esque style frieze in fantastic weathered plaster with the accouterments of a dig all around it.
Wow, I thought....no wonder they call this place the "frieze". Only later did I begin to notice more and more glassed over holes in the floor and upon study realize that they were all "faux" excavations. The prize winning artist for the Fair or some awards group had actually created these mock digs as his art submittal.
Simon Fujiwara is the winner of the 2010 Cartier Award, for his installation Frozen, based on the fictive premise that an ancient lost city has been discovered beneath the site of the fair. So the next morning we needed to cleanse our art palette... we loved all the contemporary work but were ready to delve into a bit more than the last 10 minutes of art history and see a wider span.
We started with the Tate Modern and pushed back a hundred years to Gauguin... what a fantastic exhibit!! We were captivated by his colors, his Tahitian women, by the mystery of his work, by the intricate lacing of his life with his paintings. And yes, he had a marvelous frieze example painted as part of a larger work…
Every floor of the Tate Modern revealed new treasures, from Kandinsky to Andy Warhol to Mark Rothko. The building is a strong venue for art but Cole is still mourning the removal of the fabulous turbines that revealed and honored the original purpose of the building. We both saw them years ago and really loved the idea of the counterpoint of industrial function at its best with the elegantly useless but essential quality of art. Now the building works but lacks a total heart.
Then we were off to the British Museum, pushing back a few thousand years or so to yet another frieze. After pausing, along with a few score of British school children, to wonder at the Rosetta Stone, we made our way to see the Elgin Marbles... a recurring visit but one we try not to miss in case these treasures get repatriated to Greece and we never see them again.
And I guess you could say that here we found the ultimate FRIEZE. The British Museum (so fondly referred to as the BM) has a magnificent explanation and exhibit showing how the Marbles were placed around the Parthenon before colonialism, erosion and the odd Turkish war displaced them. Something interesting that I just learned is that the main Frieze was not over the columns on the outer edge of the Portico but underneath against the main structure at the top of the wall.
From London we went straight to Barcelona to find examples of friezes and other wonders by everyone from Mies van der Rohe to Gaudi....but more about that later.
As I said at the onset, What a trip!!!