Fountain Art & Bellaga

This weekend art enthusiasts from around the globe came to New York for the Armory Show, a collection of fine, contemporary art, along with a whole list of other collections on display across the city. For something a bit away from the mainstream, I headed to Fountain, an independent exhibit of cutting edge art galleries. Some highlights included We-Are-Familia’s reconstruction of mix matched vintage objects, into beautiful modern pieces and Greg Haberny’s Pop Culture Wasteland, full of bold colors and mixed media to form an entire sociopolitical mayhem.

After the art, it was on to the Upper West Side’s Sunday flea market where I was drawn to these fun loving chairs by Leeds native, Kitty McBride at Divine Chair Company. With the frame of your grandmother’s antiques but the fabric of a youthful mind, it’s the ideal statement for any interior. The passion she has for every piece is great, giving them each unique names before proudly passing them on to their new owner.

In other news, Bellaga, a new online marketplace for fashion designers, held it’s launch party last Thursday at the Gershwin Hotel. Guests enjoyed DJ performances by Jason Hoffman, Ahmed Hashim and Juan Dross along with a large projection screen for a first glimpse of this digital boutique. For now it’s only US based, so you’ll have to save the favorites for your next visit Stateside.

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