Friday Fun with Jim Williamson

It’s Friday, so it’s time to find out what my friend and future husband—the bold and beautiful Jim Williamson of ID Collection—is up to. He writes: “The movers are here for the amazing art we had on loan from Talley Dunn Gallery. As they begin carefully packing and taking each piece away, I look at the blank spaces where art from Vernon Fisher and Linda Ridgway once hung. I realize what an impact those pieces made in the room. Obviously, they added color, but art really affects how we act and feel. Some art is provocative and pushes us out of our comfort zones. A piece can make us happy or angry even. And obviously, art can inspire—whether it’s ancient rulers, fashion designers on Project Runway (ed note: Jim likes to put in reality show references because he knows they make me happy.), or interior designers on their quests to create fabulous rooms.

That brings me to Elwood by Création Baumann and their team of crazy-talented textile designers in Switzerland. (They can also bust a move on the dance floor, by the way.) It is an extravagant curtain fabric with an intriguing interplay of materials that result in a 3-D effect. The wood plates are laser cut and then applied by hand, creating a sense of rigid order combined with graceful movement. It will be available in the United States this fall. Anyway, this weekend, I urge you guys to go out and find some inspiration—whether it’s from the art that hangs on your wall, the art that hangs on your fridge, or the art that hangs from your windows.”

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