November 20, 2011

Big Sur and "The Sandpiper Style"

Big Sur is the Perfect Storm of Perfection for me. 
Throughout my life I have been consistently inspired by this area - Specifically the period from the early 1960's to the early 1970's.  It's about Driftwood Sculptures, Organic Architecture, Incredible Crochet, and the Breathtaking Beauty of it's Coastline.  It's a no wonder it's an Artist's Enclave.  So why not being with the incredible "Shadow of your Smile" from the 1965 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film "The Sandpiper", then begin the Scroll down to see just some of the Fantastic Art and Design that belongs to Big Sur.

Post Ranch Inn
Post Ranch Inn

One of my new inspirational heros!  Artist, Ruth Asawa, in her studio late 1950's.
The sculptures above are created from crocheted wire!

A little crazy - for sure? But the pattern of knots is fantastic!

Big Sur is ALL about mixing organics.  These woven chairs wrapped around an iron frame would go beautifully with this Dining table of petrified wood and Concrete.  (Contact us for information)
Driftwood Bowl
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The Amazing Shelia Hicks

A still from the "Sandpiper"

Fireplaces and Firepits play a key importance in the 
"Sandpiper Look" 
I SO love the generous scale of these handknit Peruvian thows - and use them as often as I can!
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LOVE this Mid Century planter!

Driftwood Sculpture by Heather Jansch

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Edmund Kara Sculpture

Charlie Harper's Studio

Henry Miller
1970's Crocheted Bikini
Shelia Hicks
Best Sport ever.

Incredible Driftwood Screen!

Mid Century Driftwood Scupture

1970's Ceramic Owl
 SO in love with the stone sculpture
Ruth  Asawa

Elizabeth Taylor and Sandpiper. 


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