Category Archives: design art

Giant Pink Flamingo x 2, at the MFA shop in Houston

FlamingogoThere’s no business like the pink flamingo business, especially at the Moss Bureau enhanced shop at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. These babies get a lot of attention. No surprise, really. Just the thing to be riding around your pool on these hot hot summer days. Giddy up, Divine! Eat your heart out, John Waters.

PIN UP gives big thumbs up to TERTIUM QUID

TQpinupThe new shiny covered issue of PIN UP has a very nice review of TERTIUM QUID which has almost gotten lost in the shuffle of attention on the Georg Jensen book. Click on the clipping to see it large enough to read. Click on the TQ title to buy the book.

Murray on the radio! Just like 1953 all over again.

monocleOkay, maybe it’s not radio. Maybe it’s a podcast? Whatever the hell it is, you can hear it at Monocle on iTunes. It’s part of a thing called Section D, No 161, and Murray’s bit starts at 25:30. If you click on MONOCLE above, you’ll go to their website which is not playing Section D right now, for some reason. But from there you can click through to iTunes, eventually. Then you can play 161  and search for 25:30. I know this seems like a lot of work, all for something which may not be but sure sounds a lot like radio, but at least we’re not sending you to Target, where the Jensen book is now available. We’d certainly be the last to say anything negative about any of the fine retail establishments offering Georg Jensen Reflections for sale, but it’s a little hard not to notice that the best selling book at Target is Underwater Dogs. Just saying.

Disegno goes NUTTY over Murray’s Jensen book

disegnoDespite the somewhat odd spelling of Murray’s name, this Disegno piece was very positive about the book and goes into much detail on the thinking behind it.  Most of it is an interview so a lot of the pith comes from Murray himself. He’s always had pith to spare. Click on any one of those gorgeous pitchers to read the full piece. And if you still have not purchased the book, we’re going to start worrying about you soon, but luckily you can fix this stupendous blunder by going here and plunking down your credit card.

Architectual Digest goes GA GA over Murray’s Jensen book. Calls book “striking”.

ad3ad3They said other very nice things as well and you can read them all and also see the slideshow of spectacular images from the book by clicking on that big silver potato . I’m also very happy to report that you can now buy the book online at Barnes and Noble.  I hope Amazon has learned its lesson.

1st Dibs goes CRAZY over Murray’s Jensen book

dibsYou really need to read it to believe it. Click to go there. If only all reviewers could be so brilliantly insightful and think Murray was so great and his every word was worth remembering. Then wouldn’t the world be a better place?  We think so.

Vanity Fair UK says Murray’s Jensen book is “nothing to sneeze at”

Microsoft Word - Document1Well, actually they said the 110 years of Georg Jensen was nothing to sneeze at, but since that’s what the book is about, it’s kind of all the same thing. They did not say “sumptuously beautiful” like the Telegraph said, but still “nothing to sneeze at” is nothing to sneeze at. As we have always said. There are also those who might say that Jennifer Lawrence was nothing to sneeze at but really, can we stay focused? This is about Murray’s book, Georg Jensen Reflections, available at many fine bookstores and also at Amazon, which is neither fine nor a bookstore. But we all knew that.

London TELEGRAPH loves Murray’s new Georg Jensen book

telegraph2London newspaper The Telegraph raves about Georg Jensen  Reflections  today. Design critic Henrietta Thompson calls the book “sumptuously beautiful” which seems quite fair, since, well, that’s exactly what it is.  Click on the sumptuously beautiful bowl above to read her full love letter. Click here to buy the book from dreaded Amazon. 

Launch of Murray’s Georg Jensen book Thursday night

Jensen launchDespite going head to head with the Cooper Hewitt Design Awards gala Thursday night,  there was still a crowd of shining silver luminaries at the apartment for the official launch of Georg Jensen Reflections, Murray’s new book. David Chu, Jensen CEO, hosted. That’s him with Murray in the first pic. These thumbnails are from the website of Billy Farrell, the indefatigable photographer who covered the event as if it were the G8 Summit. Lots of great shots. And, the book?  Also great. Click on the title and fly away to Amazon to get your own copy. And, if you click on any of the thumbs above, you’ll go to Billy’s site, where those of you truly obsessed with Jensen, or Murray, or David Chu, can buy the photos.

ARTINFO loves Murray’s new Georg Jensen book. Who wouldn’t?

blouinjensenAnother glowing review for MM’s new book. Click on the elegant pitcher to see the review on ARTINFO. Click here to buy the book on deathstar Amazon when it’s released on October 21.