Small House is two sisters. Small House is Valerie Marchand and Heather Marchand. Both work out of their home studios in Torontom, Ontario. Any given day you will find either or both sisters sewing, drawing, painting, gluing and cutting. Both Valerie and Heather have educations in Fine Arts and are most happy when creating something. Aesthetics and function are carefully considered concerning all items made for Small House.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just so you can say you heard it first...

Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval are a pair of artists and FriendsWithYou, of which I have been a fan for some time now. I was delighted to find out that Toronto's festival Luminato will feature FriendsWithYou with their installation/project that FWY is calling their, "Wish Come True," Festival.

What I love about FWY is their use of colour, simplified shapes and forms. They create their work within a universal language. The simple shapes, colours and expressions can be accessed by all with restrictions like language and age aside. And they are just really, really fun.

FriendsWithYou please transform my Toronto already!

If this June Toronto sees ANYTHING like FWY's "Skywalkers," 2006 that opened Art Basel Miami we are in for a treat!

Or imagine city wide installations like "Dream Maker," 2008 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Or something truly tactilely interactive like "Rainbow Valley," a permanent playground installation at Aventura Mall in Miami, Fl.

Until this summer I suggest you get your FWY fix at Magic Pony and pick up some blind boxed Wish Come True figures.


1 comment:

  1. wow, they're so fun! I bet kids love them!

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