ART LESSON: GIA COPPOLA

Gia Coppola | The Tappan Collective

Gia Coppola | The Tappan Collective

Gia Coppola | The Tappan Collective

I recently came across these photographs shot by Gia Coppola on new-to-me art resource, The Tappan Collective. Aren’t they just the epitome of California cool? I’d love to use that first photo in a project.

I can never resist a shot of hot pink in a room and I think her pink suit, book, and sunnies would be amazing printed in a statement making size.

Now if I could just get some of that California sunshine over here…

BITS & PIECES

The Pursuit of Style

A few weeks ago I made the quick trip up to Annapolis for a girls weekend with two of my college girlfriends. We lucked out with unseasonably warm weather and ended up spending Saturday morning strolling Annapolis’ charming downtown and recovering from one too many glasses of wine (I’m officially getting old.)

We popped into Main St. Gallery which happened to be showing a collection of artwork by artist, Sam Dixon, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the two pieces above ever since. The vibrant colors and quirky subject matter completely drew me in.

Someday I hope our home is as brimming with art as that of two of my design idols, Kate and Andy Spade, but of course it takes time to build a collection. Art is one of the most personal design decisions, and I’m a big believer in buying what you love–even if it’s as silly as a Chinese take-out container.

Photo by Lindsay Souza for The Pursuit of Style

BITS & PIECES

Wayne Pate | The Pursuit of Style

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

GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT: MICHELLE ARMAS @ FURBISH STUDIO

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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.
Happy shopping!

ART LESSON: VICTORIA MOLINELLI

Victoria Molinelli

Victoria Molinelli

Victoria Molinelli

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.