New work I’ve been meaning to share.. I recently designed the interior of Le Mary Celeste, a new oyster/cocktail/natural wine bar in the Marais here in Paris.
This place was a very different blank office space previously.
Now it is the best spot to grab a drink on a grey day, at least in my opinion. ; ) See more photos here. Typography and furniture designs by David Rager, collages by Rosemarie Auberson, glass window designs by me, textiles by Krissy Morrisson, and ceramic lamps by Heather Levine.
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Went to visit this amazing shop with my dream team of friends in LA. What a magical place! Full of overwhelmingly beautiful inspiration. Owner Christina Kim has curated such a beautiful gallery-like space in her downtown loft. We all couldn’t help taking a million photos of this super inspiring space.
While in Tokyo I picked up the latest special issue of Casa Brutus which focuses on California creators and a lot of the amazing people and things happening there right now. Also while I was there, a California Mart pop up shop had just opened, featuring a lot of the same people who are in the magazine, Beatrice Valenzuela, Altadena Works, Heath Ceramics..
Very excited that this magazine features friends and is connected to an exhibition which has sent several friends out to Tokyo recently. The exihibition DREAMERS is curated by Serena Mitnik-Miller and is at Ron Herman Sendagaya. If you’re in Tokyo go check it out, and if not go out and find a copy of this magazine! So much more good stuff inside, South Willard, General Store, OK, Dosa, Altadena Works, Aya Muto, Heath Ceramics, the Ace Hotel and much more. It makes me so happy to see where I’m from being celebrated and having a creative community come together. I miss California!
The other night I had the pleasure of visiting the atelier of Cécile Daladier. The space alone is impressive, adding to that we were told it used to be the studio of Alexander Calder at some point while he was in Paris, but what makes it so beautiful and inspiring is the spirit and aesthetic that Cécile has created within it. Her ceramic pots are created to hold very small flowers and plants that she procures from the sidewalks and streets of Paris. Finding those tiny specimens that grow between the cracks of the cities pavements and bringing them back to her amazing award winning garden to give them a place to really grow wild. She is not solely a ceramic artist and botanist, her work spans intuitive piano lessons, she makes incredible tree branch creations (no other words to explain them), her and her husband, Nicolas Soulier who is an architect, have a company called Asaii together, they also have a talented group of kids who I hear all do amazing things, and a very beautiful home which I did not realize was featured in the same book David and I are in.
The opening was a beautiful event, the bread was all homemade, the tiny oyster shaped ceramic dishes were handmade containing the most incredible rice pudding and ice cream, and then there was the biggest table of oysters I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see more images to come of her work. There is a very unique beauty to what she does and I am so happy to have been able to visit her studio.
Thank you to Clarisse for inviting us!
last 6 images are via her site.
I recently helped with the design and content direction of the new exhibition/shop at The Ecology Center in California, Tools for Change. Focusing on tools for basic needs that can help to build a more ecological and thoughtful community. If you are in southern California go check it out. They are having an Earth Day event on April 14th filled with fun activities and food. Graphics & Art Direction by David as well, and all photos by Scott Sporleder. More photos here.
So glad Society for Rational Dress in on tumblr now so that I get to see some of the amazing things Corinne is up to in her insanely beautiful studio. Here’s a peek inside the sfrd studio and some of the really cool furniture pieces she designs as well. I love the holiday collection! Can’t wait to see Spring!
The House that Jack Built hosted the best holiday party at Candelaria last week. They turned the place into a mini forest filled with some of the biggest christmas trees in Paris, with a special holiday cocktail menu of egg nog and other holiday creations, mini chocolate caramel christmas trees, snowflake cookies and gingerbread house cakes,(made by some of the best pastry chefs in town) and as usual they looked AMAZING! The theme of the evening was a “Luminescent Confetti-ed Splendor” I loved their hair and headpieces! Plus I was happy to see Julie from Confetti System stop by while in town, and finally see her garland in the space in person, on the perfect night too. These guys have made yet another great video of the event so you can see for yourself.
So nice to get to peek into one of my favorite brands (who I would love to design for’s) studio.
from Where They Create
Here’s are some more photos and better yet a video of what wasn’t visible from the look photos, amazing sets and Jason Schwartzman on drums! As mentioned before, my talented friend Adrian Rubi-Dentzel worked on creating all of the sets for the Kenzo show. What I didn’t realize was that they were designed by the AMAZING Faye Toogood, whose work I love. Thanks Danielle for the video!
This feature on Olivia Kim made me super homesick. This was my old apartment in New York. It’s like missing an old friend to see it now, it was my favorite home by far. Olivia has amazing colorful style and this is the best Une Fille Un Style feature I’ve seen yet. (although I may be a little biased) See the rest of the Une Fille Un Style feature here.
Back from another little holiday.. totally getting used to french holidays and loving that my birthday lands on the day before an official day off here. We had a little celebration with friends, balloons, decorations and heart melting surprises from David, and the most amazing birthday cake anyone’s ever made me! (** with the exception of my mom of course) My cake was made by the incredibly talented Alison, who makes cakes and other treats for Candelaria, among many other very cool things. She made it based on a picture David gave her of a cake I really wanted, and I couldn’t have been happier. I just wish I had shot a better photo of it, on top there was the most beautiful pink meringue with rainbow colored sprinkles and hints of glitter.. can you tell I love beautiful cakes a little too much..? A big thank you to all my friends for making it a super nice night!