Inspired by David Graham's book "Alone Together," which reveals the secretive life of a pair of solitary lovers in a collection of pictures that resound with the beauty of the windswept island they inhabited. Arthur and Nan Kellam left California and their defense industry work just after World War II, establishing a life without "the burden of abundance" on Placentia Island, just off the coast of Maine. Their small cabin was their refuge from civilizationa haven they shared only with each otherand when they left it, their home remained untouched. These intriguing photographs, showing every cup, book, and letter exactly where the Kellams left them, speak of the deep love of two people for each other and for the natural beauty around them.
Featured Medium Float Mounted Framed Art
A true realization of Luxury Lodging, this month’s featured product is showcased in our own version of a healthcare resort high in the mountains. Using your favourite images from our Farmboy Stockyard Collection, you can create your own uniquely Framed Art piece. Add elegance and a distinct gallery feel by float mounting your artwork in a shadow box frame. With Farmboy's extensive framing expertise, over 40,000 images to choose from and an endless supply of quality mouldings, your choice is limitless.
DMY International Design Festival Berlin
Farmboy's art director Evelyn Sum recently saddled up and trekked to this year's DMY design festival in Berlin. DMY showcases pioneering products and experimental prototypes of more than 400 international designs by professional designers, studios and firms as well as process-driven and experimental works by young and upcoming designers.
Right before you enter the show you're welcomed by 'Tape Installation' by Croatian design collective for use/numen. It is made of tendons of transparent multi-layered adhesive tape which are stretched in organic forms that intentionally or unintentionally becomes a real life playground for adults and children alike.
1. Gabriela Horvat from Buenos Aires mixes recyled tires, wire, cotton and felt to make beautiful organic vases and jewelery than you can morph into different shapes
1. One of the more exciting developments at the show were the sculptural forms created by inflating steel using FIDU technology patented by ETH ZURICH
1. Sujin Park, Illusion
This month's Farmboy Props go out to our own Fatima Travassos, who took time out on her honeymoon to shoot us a photo next to a section of the Berlin Wall. Next month's Design Micro Trend: East German Gum Patinas. (Just kidding!)
Featured Farmboy Artist Douglas Williams
Doug Williams has been a commercial and architectural photographer in Vancouver since 1983. He's shot a wide variety of subjects from executive portraits and theatre to food and interiors. "I like the variety of work that I can show at Farmboy," he says. "There's room to show some abstract images of architectural or nature details that the stock photo agencies may not be interested in. And I can display a lot of my Vancouver images as well."
Farmboy Staff Picks Chris Read
We asked Farmhand Chris Read, one of our Account Managers here at Farmboy, to choose one of his favourite images from our Stockyard collection and tell us what he likes about it.
Why do you like it?
The new podcast comes from Jai Field, a BC boy through and through. Born and raised on the West Coast, he was a major contributor to the Okanagan DJ scene for the early part of the century until design school brought him back to his hometown of Vancouver, where he now lives and works. Whether it has been organizing events, promoting DJs, being a judge for the DMC competition, working on flyer designs and CD covers, or just mixing records, Jai has always had an uncanny love for hip-hop and DJ culture.
As always, The Stockyard features some of the latest stunning
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