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Holiday 2009

Posted in 1, Art, Design, Fashion on December 14, 2009 by hotairbrand

Celestial greets from The Aeronautical Academia… We’ve been busy completing our new collections for Tradeshow season next month, but wanted to share with you new Holiday pieces (available now!). Reach back for new content, sneak previews, and our musings in art, fashion, cinema, etc. Thanks for making ’09 a year to remember, and ’10 a year to look forward to!!!

Gentle Breezes & Soft Landings,

Hot Air Brand

Holiday 2009 Collection

Aeronautic Academia: HOT AIR BRAND HOLIDAY 2009


Art Basel Time!

Posted in Art, Design on November 30, 2009 by hotairbrand

Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 schedule

Piotr GaladzhevBiplane, 1920s

Art Basel – The international art show features exhibitions by more than 250 art galleries and 2,000 artists presenting works of the 20th and 21st centuries; noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Miami Beach Convention Center, Entrances B and D, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets: $35 one-day pass, $55 two-day pass; $75 permanent pass; $20 after 4 p.m., $20 students and seniors; free for kids 15 and younger accompanied by an adult.

The fair’s Art Perform features concerts and other cultural offerings and is held at the Oceanfront at Collins Park between 21st and 22nd streets on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach (CP). 305-674-1292 or or


• The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse:

Miró & Noguchi-Masters of Surrealist Sculpture; 100 Years of Photography from 1909-2009; George Segal Depression Bread Line; Sculpture & Video-New Additions to the Collection, including works by Franz West, Sara Barker, Zilvinas Kempinas, Ivan Navarro & Bill Viola. 9 a.m.-noon, 591 NW 27th St., Miami.

• Oceanfront Opening Night: Celebration of the new Oceanfront area with a project by artist Pae White. 7 p.m.-midnight. CP.

• Bass Museum of Art Reception: Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Projects-Dzine; Kent Henricksen-Wayward We Hunt; and selections from the Bass Museum collection. 8-11 p.m., 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach.

• Art Music: Opening night concert on the beach, with UK singer Ebony Bones. Supporting performance by Amanda Blank. 10-11 p.m. CP.


• Rubell Family Collection: Private view of Beg Borrow and Steal, hosted by Jennifer Rubell. 9 a.m.-noon, 95 NW 29th St., Miami.

• World Class Boxing: Visit hosted by Debra and Dennis Scholl. 9 a.m.-noon, 170 NW 23rd St., Miami.

• Artists’ Studio Visits in Wynwood: 9 a.m.-noon.

• Art Basel Conversations: Guest speaker is Ai Weiwei. 10-11 a.m. CP.

• Oceanfront Nights: 6 p.m.-midnight and featuring Art Perform and Art Video. CP.

• Art Video: Video art and discussions with artists Tom Sachs, The Neistat Brothers and Marc Horowitz. 7-8:30 p.m. CP.

• MAM Reception: Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-2008; Carlos Bunga: Metamorphosis; Space as Medium. Outdoor project by Shepard Fairey. 8-10 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Downtown Miami.

• Art Perform: Featuring performances curated by artists Simon Fujiwara, Kelly Nipper and Kris Martin. 9-10 p.m. CP.


• Art Basel Conversations: The next generation of directors of museums and institutions discuss visions for the coming decades, with museum directors Marc Mayer, Timothy Rub, Osvaldo Sanchez, Philippe Vergne and Lynn Zelevansky. Moderated by Andras Szanto. 10-11 a.m. CP.

• Art Tours of Miami Design District: Tour groups meet at Locust Projects, 155 NE 38th St., Miami. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

• Oceanfront Nights: Featuring Art Film and a music program. 6 p.m.-midnight. CP.

• The Wolfsonian-FIU Reception: Styled for the Road-The Art of Automobile Design, 1908 to 1948; Rhythms of Modern Life-British Prints 1914 to 1939; A Celebration of New Voices-In, on, and about The Wolfsonian. Hosted by Cathy Leff, the Wolfsonian-FIU director. 8-11 p.m., 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach.

• Art Film: Work-in-progress sneak preview of the documentary film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child directed by Tamra Davis. Preceded by a panel discussion with Davis and other project participants. Moderated by Bob Colacello. 8:30-10 p.m. CP.


• Artists’ Studio Visits: 9 a.m.-noon.

• Art Basel Conversations: Panel discussion about the growth of Latin America’s collecting scene, with collectors César Cervantes, Jay Khalifeh, Juan Vergez and Patricia Pearson-Vergez. Moderated by Adriano Pedrosa. Speakers available for informal discussion after the panel. 10-11 a.m. CP.

• Oceanfront Nights: featuring Art Video and Art Perform. 6 p.m.-midnight. CP.

• Art Video: The Watcher and the Watched by artists Jill Magid and Kon Trubkovich, curated by Creative Time, New York. Includes a panel discussion moderated by Meredith Johnson of Creative Time. 7-8:30 p.m. CP.

• Art Perform: Performances by artists Claire Fontaine, Mario Garcia Torres and Loris Gréaud. 9-10 p.m. CP.


• Brunch at Lowe Art Museum: Tour by Ricky Bernstein and hosted by Brian A. Dursum, Lowe Art Museum director. 9:30 a.m.-noon, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables.

• Brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden: Yayoi Kusama. Hosted by Lin Lougheed, Aaron Fleischman and Bruce Greer. 9 a.m.-noon, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables.

• Breakfast in the Park: Informal lecture by artist Michele Oka Doner and guided tours of the sculpture park and the Frost Art Museum. Hosted by Carol Damian, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. 9:30 a.m.-noon, 107th Avenue and Southwest Eighth Street, Southwest Miami-Dade.

• Art Basel Conversations: The Future of the Museum. A panel discussion on future models for exhibition-making, with artists Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Pedro Reyes, Peter Saville and Katerina Seda. Moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Speakers available for informal discussion after the panel. 10-11 a.m. CP.

Tilt Photography

Posted in Art, Photography on November 19, 2009 by hotairbrand

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Modes for Moderns…

Posted in Art, Design, Music, Photography on October 27, 2009 by hotairbrand

“My drawings inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined.” This artist statement by French symbolist painter, Odilon Redon, really encapsulates the Modernist movement and its break with traditional means of organizing literature, painting, and music…

Kafka, Kandinsky, Joyce, Mondrian, and Stravinsky represent modernist ideals and creativity abound! Many of our current roster of great minds and creators have been touched indubitably by this movement. By rejecting tradition, modernists are free to express and experiment and disregard conventional methodology.

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Hot Sculpture

Posted in 1, Art, Design on October 13, 2009 by hotairbrand
Fly Angel

Angel Of The North

Exploring the body as a place of memory and transformation, Antony Gormley continues to pioneer our perception of the society we inhibit…
You may have heard of his current public exhibit at Trafalgar Square where every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without break, a different person will make the 4th plinth their own! A space generally reserved for Kings and Generals has become (if only temporarily) a pedestal for the people, championing everyday life and you…

Check out the stellar live feed and the One&Other website with imagery abound. Here are a few of our fave Antony pieces…

Andy Goldsworthy | Artist & Photographer

Posted in Art, Photography on October 13, 2009 by hotairbrand

Andy Goldsworthy is a great artist and photographer. He is inspired by nature, mostly rivers, plants, and etc. Check out the pictures and also a video of him putting together one of his masterpieces in his documentary, Rivers and Tides


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Crazy Adidas Sneakers

Posted in Art, Design, Fashion on October 4, 2009 by Fariyal

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