Issey Miyake Canvas Nylon Jacket
Raw Silk Cowl Dress
Donna Karan Silk Sash dress.
For those who couldn’t make it, here is a mix from our DJ of the event, Genevieve D.
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This month, Weltenbuerger is excited to celebrate design and the way in which good design can enrich our everyday lives by providing us not only with a practical object, but with a work of art that can inspire. It is with this desire that we are proud to collaborate with local designer Jennifer Parry Dodge of ERMIE, for
“ERMIE CURATES WELTENBUERGER”
If ERMIE where a world, you would enter it through an instagram social media portal (@ermiegram). You would be thrown into ERMIE world where people use their hands in slow work to create things in old ways that make you pause and smile then think … thats the future !
JENNIFER PARRY DODGE( DESIGNER OF ERMIE), @WELTENBUERGER STORE IN VENICE. (http://www.ermieblog.blogspot.com/)
Jennifer (DESIGNER OF ERMIE) has gathered together art and objects, both from her own collection and from others, for Weltenbuerger Store Venice that we hope will inspire you to start creating and surround yourself with art – even if it is found in something as simple as a TRIVET!
The artists in the collection use techniques that range from the ancient and traditional interpreted by current choices of material …
MOROCCAN RUGS …
BOUCHEROUITE RUG (DETAIL) FROM FES (MORROCCO), CARE OF NINA MOHAMMAD-GALBERT
… OR WEAVINGS ( by NEW/FRIEND ) …
… TO THE TRULY MODERN DIGITALLY-PRINTED PILLOWS,
ERMIE + YHBHS COLLABORATION
to create beautifully designed objects we think are timeless in their aesthetic – what we like to think of as the Weltenbuerger aesthetic.
DOUG JOHNSTON … ROPE WORKS
COTTON AND THREAD SCULPTURES/VESSELS CREATED BY BROOKLYN ARTIST, DOUG JOHNSTON (http://www.dougjohnston.net/)
The use of weaving and knitting, the emphasis on natural materials, and a reverence for household objects in Ermie’s curation creates a mixing of “high” and “low” art that we at Weltenbuerger are excited about because it doesn’t require us to choose between art and functional objects – they are both at the same time! “Look, listen. Many of the objects serve a concrete function. I suspect that each of the artists I have asked to participate have all been engaged in the act of creating since childhood, and will continue to create in some form throughout the remainder of their lives,” says Jennifer.
CERAMIC VASE BY LA ARTIST, BARI ZIPERSTEIN, (FROM A SERIES OF CERAMIC VESSELS) (http://bariziperstein.com/)
So come, be inspired by how design can enrich our lives and walk home with your very own work of art!
ERMIE CURATES WELTENBUERGER at
WELTENBUERGER STORE // VENICE
1221 ABBOT KINNEY BLVD
VENICE CA 90291
Saturday 10/20/12 7pm - 11pm
with a DJ Set by Genevieve Dellinger
Track List: > Luciano- Fourges Et Sabres (Perlon)
Kris Wadsworth- Junky Lust (Morris/Audio)
Christopher Rau- Talk (Smallville)
Steve Bug- A Night Like This/Richie Hawtin A Dub Like That (Poker Flat)
John Roberts- Promise (Dial)
Tini- That’s Right (Movement Sound)
Nick Curly - Critical Mass (Murmur)
Martin Landsky- Sweet Sweet Morning (Poker Flat)
Venedikt Reyf- Keep Right On (Rimini)
Sunpeople- Check Your Buddha (Soul Capsule Mix)
THE CURATION WILL LAST FROM
10/20/12 - 12/31/12
W/// By WELTENBUERGER - Scrubs Dress
W/// By WELTENBUERGER - Bemberg Shirt Dress
Now, we are extending that to the release of some new garments from our own W/// by WELTENBUERGER line. Weltenbuerger understands the innate individualism of a creative clientele. Bryan Sanderson, the owner of Weltenbuerger, knowingly has a personal style, and accordingly he knows how to select for a diverse clientele. This unique logic informs the creation of our own pieces, newly available in both the Venice and Los Feliz locations of the Weltenbuerger store.
Some of our shoppers may remember the W/// by WELTENBUERGER Scrubs Dress, which is more or less a tent / sheath dress that can be worn either forward or backward. This dress has been interpreted in a new fabric and color story for the fall. The cream fabric is Bemberg cotton, which is denser and naturally more silken than the more linen-like material previously used, and the color is also more versatile. The dress can still be worn either forward or backward, which extends its aesthetic range. A cap sleeve dress with a pocket on either side, the new Scrubs dress is also a testament to the appeal and comfort of a dress that can truly be worn up or worn down. The color story being so like canvas extends this same idea. The wearer imbues the dress with as much meaning as they see fit, whereby she (or he) participates in our mantra by being the guide for a garment’s emotional depth and aptitude.
Pockets work both ways.
The same Bemberg cotton is used in our new Bemberg Shirt Dress. The garment is a button down, and wood buttons are used both along the front of the garment and at the ends of the ¾ length sleeves. Twelve-inch slits on either side of the garment give even more variety in its wear. It is an oversized garment, and it can be worn as a top for a woman, as a shirt for a man, or as a dress for a woman or man. It can be worn over or under garments and again, easily modified for many occasions. This is the opportunity for great access that we strive to provide. We want to create garments that are versatile in wear, across demographics, fluid in gender variation and performance, adherent to different body types, and transmutable to other personal forms or arenas of emotive or physical expression.
The new Scrubs Dress and Bemberg Shirt Dress can be shopped both online at weltenbuerger.org, or in either of our retail locations, in Venice, at 1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., or in Los Feliz at 1764 N Vermont Ave.
Although Weltenbuerger is known for our Japanese influences and European designers, we also love U.S. designers. After all we are World Citizens.
We have discovered a delightful handful of designers right near to home and in our catty corner city, New York. Upon expanding to Venice we found a local designer of California inspired dresses for the busy modern Woman, John&Mickie.In our home of Los Angeles there is a the simplistic approach to daily elegance from the designer of 69. Ermie, also L.A. based, uses digitally printed patterns that play with the eye. From New York, Not Aligne, creates thought provoking clothing, both elegant and abstract.
/ John&Mickie /
Venice Local, Loraine Ebbins, created a line of dresses in honor of her free spirited mother and her rocket scientist father, John and Mickie. Her So-Cal inspired dresses are meant for the urban life. Each dress is hand dyed so, no two dresses are exactly alike. “The most important to me is to make women look and feel beautiful.” -Loraine. John&Mickie is designed in Venice and manufactured in Los Angeles.
This item and others available in store or at:
/ 69 /
In 2009 oour good friend, A. Halford, created a unisex clothing line which is produced and manufactured here in Los Angeles. Her clothing’s simplistic yet structured designs create quite an opulent feel. Its very refreshing and easy to fall in love with. Her mission: To make you feel good.
This item and others available in store or at:
/ Ermie /
Yet another L.A. designer, Jennifer P. Dodge, has created a line of products for the more playful, Ermie. Her garments are hand made here in Los Angeles then digitally printed with water based inks in San Francisco and North Carolina. All the digitally printed pieces are printed on natural fiber textiles. Some of the original designs that are printed can play with the eye a bit. There is the Pixel dress, from afar, appears to look blurred. Up close it is just a beautiful display of color and pattern. This line is named after her great aunt Ermie who, encouraged her creativity. “Ermie garments are built to last, are timeless and are meant to be enjoyed for seasons to come.”
These items and others available in store or at:
/ Not Aligne /
Best if I use the designers words to describe this line.
“Based in New York City, NOT is a studio focused on the visceral experience of dressing: a constant and instinctual dialogue between garment and wearer as they transform each other.
It is dressing as heightened awareness: of weight and exposure, of affected vision and hearing, of height, touch, balance. Clothing is a subtlety of theatre in our lives, and dressing a performance we choose to participate in.
Unafraid of standing alone, the NOT woman defines herself as being unlike the rest.”
These items and more available in store or at:
Come check out these amazing garments at either of our locations.
Posted by Jonathan Brown.
POP FRINGE ARTISTS PUSH BEYOND LOW-BROW’S SAFETY ZONE
POP FRINGE is a show of 3 young contemporary artists that work along the frayed edge of “lowbrow” or “street” aesthetic. These artists push beyond the established cliches of today’s trendiest contemporary art movement. MEEX ONE paints street art symbols as geometric abstraction, MICHELE MIKESELL paints other-worldly histories with classicist themes, and TYLER FERREIRA unearths the fragmented unconscious of lowbrow with large-scale drawings & lithographs. Opening reception: Saturday, July 28, 7-10pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28 | 7-10pm
1221 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
You can RSVP by clicking here or on the flyer below.
This month the entire upstairs of the LA store is being curated by jewelry designer Carly Margolis of ALL FOR THE MOUNTAIN and artist James Weigel aka Owleyes. They will be hand-selecting pieces from Weltenbuerger Store alongside their own designs. Come into the shop and see what wonderful things they have done with the space!
Now, let us introduce you to these brilliant talents.
Carly Margolis founded her jewelry line All for the Mountain in 2009. Carly’s aesthetic explores the trans-dimensional psychedelic realm and mythical landscapes, with an occasional element of camp or ironic spirituality. There is always a narrative to her collections which she illustrates through her website.
She currently lives in Topanga Canyon and works at a studio in Venice.
Los Angeles based Owleyes draws from an instinctual knowledge of ritual and mystical practices that functions as a physical manifestation of the divine.
By entering into a meditative state owleyes find images through acts of divination, then channels positive energy, thoughts or questions into the alchemical process. The visible image, now encoded with the invisible information , carries with a faint charge of the unseen world within it.
These sacred images act as focus points in the formation and realization of higher states of being and are then sent into the internet. These “Digital Icons” now serve to open new modes of perception. By sharing these Icons with others around the globe, a polarity between the solitary and the communal is formed, these transmutations are intended to develop a unity of dualities.
This month Astral Eyes launches Goldnbones, his line of limited edition custom printed leggings, which he cofounded with designer Shelly Erion.