My desk has become somewhat of a disaster zone. Design books, pretty bits of ephemera saved from my travels, fabric and magazine tear sheets pulled for project inspiration all compete for visual attention and threaten to swallow up every last bit of usable work space.
I finally decided to tackle the towering stacks and reclaim some territory this weekend and unearthed my copy of Wayne Pate’s limited edition volume of line drawings which I fully intended to blog about months ago. If you remember this post, you know how much of a fan I am of Wayne’s work, so when he announced the release of his first book featuring 24 loose leaf line drawings, I jumped at the chance to purchase.
In typical fashion it’s been months and I still haven’t gotten to the framers (have to work myself up to signing over a paycheck, ha!) but re-discovering these has firmed up my resolve. I’m thinking the urn in the bottom left will be the perfect addition to a grouping of black and white pieces I have in the works.
P.S you can also find a few of Wayne’s pieces here; including some super adorable onesies I hadn’t seen before!
Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style
If you’re looking to build your art collection, you need to start stalking Furbish Studio’s pop up shops. Their latest and greatest launches at 9:00AM today and will feature original pieces from the oh-so-talented Michelle Armas whose colorful abstracts I’m sure you’ve seen before and probably coveted.
Like past pop-up shops, these pieces are bound to go fast so get your clicker finger and credit card ready. It really is such a great opportunity to snag a piece of original art at an affordable price point.
I recently came across the work of artist and illustrator, Victoria Molinelli, and was so taken with her portfolio–particularly the interior renderings above–I thought it merited sharing.
With a client list studded with some of my very favorite designers (Ruthie Sommers, Meg Braff, Charlotte Moss, Tilton Fenwick and Krista Ewart to name a few…) I’m hardly surprised I fell as hard as I did.
With advancements in technology like 3D imaging, interior renderings aren’t nearly as commonplace in design as they once were, but I’d still take a hand drawn illustration over a computer generated model any day!
The second image almost reminds me of something Albert Hadley might have sketched. Still kicking myself for missing out on that One Kings Lane sale of his pieces a few years back. Ugh.
I’m skipping out of town a bit early to get a head start on my merry making. Please excuse me while I take the next week to indulge in everything but hours behind a computer screen. We’ll see how long I last, but for now, let the digital detox begin!
Happy Holidays! xx
P.S pick up a set of these fanciful zebra holiday cards designed by Happy Menocal at Chance.
A few weeks ago I received a note from Jenna Snyder Phillips introducing me to her latest collaboration with Jonathan Adler. Remember this post about her fantastic nudes? I still plan to gift myself one someday… The safari themed collection sold out in record time, but don’t worry, she has more to come!
Jenna is based in NYC, and her note serendipitously came as I was planning my trip, so a studio visit was quickly arranged. Meeting Jenna and seeing her art in person was definitely a highlight. She couldn’t be sweeter (or more talented, but that goes without saying) and I loved getting a glimpse into her creative process.
You can see a bit of the inspiration behind Jenna’s work in the sprawling photos pinned above her desk. The glacier pictures on the bottom left inspired the abstracts in the third photo and a skull will soon be interpreted as art in a new series. I think we’ll be seeing more of Jenna in the upcoming months and I’m looking forward to following her continued success!