Gotta love anyone with the creativity to recycle leather western belts into lawn chair webbing! Feng Shui By Fishgirl thinks this idea is way cool and has good feng shui. It reminds me slightly sorta of the seatbelt chairs made famous by The Hunger Games. Slightly. See more pics and the “how to” at kiki the spunky munky.
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In the new blockbuster film “The Hunger Games” the character named Peeta grew up in a bakery and decorated cakes. That’s the explanation given for his skill with the body paint. But Feng Shui By Fishgirl suspects that author Suzanne Collins and the art director on the movie were actually inspired by photographs of Verushka.
Some of you will be too young to know the name Verushka. Her real name is Countess Vera Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort and she was one of the world’s first super-models in the 1960’s & 70’s. Unlike her peer Twiggy, Verushka was voluptuous and still is.
Even though I was very familiar with her work in fashion I didn’t know about these artistic camouflage photos that Verushka created. However, lucky for me–and my readers!– my bf was aware of them and suggested I look it up on Google after seeing “The Hunger Games“.
Absolutely breathtaking, no? These performance pieces are Verushka’s vision and concept caught on film by photographer Andreas Hubertus Ilse . The last portraits in the series were completed in 1992-1996 when the model/artist would have been 52-57 years of age. All the more inspiring to women artists of a certain age. Ahem.
See more photos of Verushka in the book Transfigurations that came out in 1986 and can still be purchased through Amazon.com where it has a 5 star rating. What rating do you give it and do you think the film got some inspiration from it?
I live in High Point, NC–the furniture capitol of the world where designers and buyers visit our showrooms twice annually from around the globe. I attend the High Point Furniture Market Weeks to see industry friends and trends. Imagine my surprise to recognize the seatbelt chair from The Phillips Collection in the popular hit movie “The Hunger Games“. Adorning the dining room of Panem’s Capitol where Katniss and Peeta got their first taste of luxury before the games began, the bright green modern chairs are a knockout. Made from seatbelt strapping, these chairs come in several styles and colors, too.