Don’t mistake my disappearance from the blogosphere this week-end as a pause in the ROLU action. Quite the opposite, the studio was as productive as ever and installed a few more outdoor sculptures, including Richard Serra’s Prop. I don’t know if Mike was trying to match Richard Serra’s notoriously tough-guy persona, but he certainly threw metal around with bravado.
Sammie’s painted string took its proper home as Fred Sandback’s Yellow Corner Piece.
Sunday the guys were in the Walker’s carpentry shop cutting wood for the large table that will become a hub for a series of projects that fall under the concept, ‘Attention as Place.’ Because ROLU spends so much of their time connecting with artists, designers, and thinkers on the internet, they wanted to invite their online community to join in the project. The result is over 20 contributions that take the form of music, fashion, prints, books, and instruction-based activities that require your participation.
One of the contributors is Rhiannon Gilmore, a UK-based designer, curator and writer, who is using this platform as an opportunity to realize her Dream Shop. When she was asked by ROLU’s Matt Olson where she focuses her attention, her response: “the shop I will never have but only dream about.” Beginning tomorrow, the Dream Shop will be installed next to the contributors’ table in the Walker’s Cargill Lounge. In it you’ll find products that Silver has curated from her own network of designers she’s come to follow on the web. Here’s a sneak peak at a few of goodies:
Boro pullover by ace&jig
small weavings by Jaime Rugh
a pillow purse by Rowena Sartin
cholas by Beatrice Valunzuela
It’s hard to believe that by tomorrow afternoon this will become the Dream Shop,
and this will be a table containing all the contributors’ projects!