Rarely do we reblog on REBUS LIFE, but sometimes things are too good not to be shared. Local Toronto designer Daniel Tanenbaum is creating waves by the magic that is being pumped out of his studio - miniature motorcycle sculptures made purely from discarded pieces of designer watches. The son of esteemed vintage jewelry connoisseur Carole Tanenbaum, this emerging artist’s work is now garnering acclaim world-wide for its craftsmanship, uniqueness, and meticulous attention to detail
Why are we showcasing motorbikes right now?
Sheer passion and the drive to channel the creative spirit into creating art that will be treasured, appreciated and well-received is enough to be the genesis of any modern art that is relevant.
In this case, the artist in question is the son of Carole Tanenbaum - Daniel - who has been garnering acclaim as of late for the stunning beauty and craftsmanship of his miniature motorcycles built from discarded and unwanted watch parts.
It’s always incredible to be a part of something that has never been done before - and the world-wide press (and art collectors) are starting to take notice.
More here: http://is.gd/zJtiqL
Check out Daniel’s pieces on Facebook: www.facebook.com/watchpartsmotorcycles
It took us a while to get this right, but we wanted to make one that stood out and wasn’t generic. We were very divided about what it should look like. Comfort is a governing theme for our designs, however, and again it won out over perhaps even common sense!
Feedback on the Rebus Suede Belt Patch has been meteoric so far. Many remark about how it feels great against their hands when they reach back to adjust their jeans, and suede does have a familiarity and pleasantness to the touch that is very endearing. We call attention to our Toronto design heritage on every patch with the Maple Leaf proudly emblazoned on the inside.
The rivets that are affixed to the top of the patch on the denim in the SS12 collection were included to give the jeans a “rough and rustic” feel, but admittedly are still a point of contention internally. Do they need to be there? Would you still love the belt without those brushed metal rivets, or is that part of the appeal?
This is your chance to weigh in and have a direct impact on design - rivets or NO rivets on the Rebus Premium Denim Suede Belt Patch for F/W 2012?