I’m always interested in discovering artists and how they can push the envelope with their works. I could spend hours and hours online searching for unique works in all art forms. It’s totally inspiring and always fuels my own personal creative energy. One particular site that I’ve come across recently is Whisper Editions. To say I’m in LOVE with this site, and the artists, is an understatement.
Whisper Editions is a site that collaborates with an exclusive group of artists and designers to offer highly collectible pieces. The site is designed to offer original works in limited quantities and each week, the site debuts new work from photographers, jewellers, designers, furniture designers, publishers and many more. You may be familiar with some of the names but the site also provides insight to each featured artist/designer and what inspires them.
Curator Judith Puckett-Rinella, based out of New York, spearheads this unique site that is already a success in New York City. She began her career a photography editor, rising through the ranks at distinguished magazines like BlackBook and Details to become the photography director at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and, most recently, Vanity Fair. Puckett-Rinella has worked with virtually every eminent photographer in the country, including Joel-Peter Witkin, Annie Leibowitz, Mario Testino, Mark Seliger, Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. She has also overseen shoots with the brightest starts from the worlds of art and entertainment, among them Penelope Cruz, Jeff Koons, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Sean Penn, Sophia Coppola, Mick Jagger, Julia Roberts, and Lou Reed. She has also been nominated for four Emmy Awards and has won two Webby Awards.
I can’t wait to see what’s going to be released in the next edition titled WHISPER’S SUMMER OF SALT + SEA that is due out June 30th. To get inspired you should check out their facebook page now!
Here’s a taste of what is available exclusively on Whisper Editions…and what I’m seriously lusting over…
STEPHEN SCHERMEYER – Steel bench II ($550 US)
Stephen designed this minimalist steel bench for two exclusively for Whisper. In the mold of his signature work for Sol LeWitt and Calvin Klein, Schermeyer used the least amount of materials needed to serve the bench’s function.
Untitled From The Series Nocturne, Archival Pigment Print (starting at $99 US)
An exclusive print from Katherine Wolkoff’s celebrated series “Nocturne” depicts the silhuette of a single branch from an oak tree that is mysterious.
CC Rider Bracelet ($295 US) is designed for men but also available in a smaller size for women.
Jill Platner launched her line in 1993 with Barneys. Five years later, she opened her flagship store in SoHo. This exclusive piece is one of two that is offered through Whisper. The leather strap on this piece is connected by Platner’s signature silver whale-tail clasp. Inspiration came from her winters spent in Mexico surfing and collecting forms and shapes form the water, shells and bones.
Arches Ring – Osby Gold Ring ($98)
This handcrafted ring was custom-designed by Lina Noel. With a mixture of metals called Osby – a combination of bronze, brass and an alloy that lends the shine of gold and doesn’t tarnish. Noel created this piece using only sculpture tools and no drills. The two nuggets on the end was inspiration fro the tiny boulders she spotted in the Grand Canyon. The sparkle found on the smaller nugget is an inlaid Swarovski crystal.