art basel recap // so i was virtually there...


last year, i had the awesome/outlandish opportunity to attend art basel miami beach for my previous job at converse. it was a pretty cool experience, marked by a whirlwind of wonderful/weird memories -- i bought ridiculous south beach souvenirs, attempted to go to my first strip club, ate unreal cuban food at the famous versailles restaurant, helped some co-workers graffiti a huge wall in wynwood (by helped i mean bought the supplies + provided refreshments), and of course saw A LOT of amazing art.

though i didn't make it this year, i found my instagram feed flooded with images from the event -- so i was virtually there and this a collection of iphone screenshots i took from the event:

 last year #fomo // me

last year #fomo // me

 
 instagram by  sarah owen  // trend forecaster for wgsn

instagram by sarah owen // trend forecaster for wgsn

 
 instagram by  amy rauner  // footwear designer for converse

instagram by amy rauner // footwear designer for converse

 
 instagram by  nurit yeshurun  // director of concept and style at tiffany + co

instagram by nurit yeshurun // director of concept and style at tiffany + co

 
 instagram by  morgan solomon  // jewelry designer + former buyer at bloomingdales

instagram by morgan solomon // jewelry designer + former buyer at bloomingdales

 
 instagram by  tribble & mancenido  // visual artists + photographers

instagram by tribble & mancenido // visual artists + photographers

 
 instagram by  brandon michaels  // concept + brand designer

instagram by brandon michaels // concept + brand designer

 
 instagram by  adam cohn  // creative director of brand experience at converse

instagram by adam cohn // creative director of brand experience at converse

 
  there's always next year in...

there's always next year in...

some thoughts: in recent years, art basel miami beach has seriously blown up. during the weekend long event, the city is overwhelmed with all kinds of art fairs and parties popping up everywhere. when i was down there last year, i was actually stressed out about how much art there was to see and how many things there were to do. it was a lot to take in but amazing nonetheless. somewhere in the sea of instagrams from this year's event, i saw the art basic image. and while i can't seem to find anything about it, anywhere, i'm thinking art basic is the reaction to this feeling of over-stimulation. excited to see what's next...