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.
When I was in LA I visited the studio of Ben Medansky (Thanks to Lauren!). Ben is a ceramic artist whose work I had first seen at the LA Art Book Fair. There were some amazing bookends there I kept eyeing, and of course they were by him. It was hard not to want to buy so many things right off the shelves of his studio! I have one little vase of his that I love, and have my eye on much more.
His work is starting to pop up everywhere.Check out his site to see more, or see it in person at Bookstand at the Standard Hollywood, or at Iko Iko in LA.
More photos from California. So many plants, I miss that here in Paris..
My recent trip to California for the winter was exactly what I needed, some much needed SUN!
I miss my community of amazing friends there, their enthusiasm and energy is infectious and inspiring, and I left feeling complete again. As always it’s hard to return to the cold and grey, even if in a beautiful city like Paris.
I have so much to share from California so we will be back tracking a bit here and there but all good things worth sharing I think!
This Valentine’s Day I’ll be selling some marbled paper I made for Tigers to Lilies flower pop-up at Cookbook in Echo Park and at Shelter Half in LA.
Lili will be there making her magical creations in person at Cookbook, and Lauren from Sphinx and the Milky Way will have some awesome cards for sale, perfect for any day, not just Valentine’s day. AND!! ceramics by artist Ben Medansky! Whose work I’ll do a little post on soon, it’s incredible! Come by and say hello and treat yourself or or a loved one!
only the best for valentine’s:
TIGERS to LILIES wildflower bouquets
SPENCER STUDIO handmade cards
CHERI MESSERLI handmade marbleized papers
BEN MEDANSKY ceramics
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in store @ COOKBOOK (Echo Park) & pre-arranged @ Shelter Half (La Brea)
february fourteenth from 10 – 6
I’m very excited that this weekend at 0fr, Cecile Daladier who I’ve posted about before will be selling some plants and pots along her husband Nicolas Soulier, who will be speaking about his powerful book “Reconquering the Streets” and talking about Japanese potted gardens. Plus there will be an exhibition of photos for the launch of new issue of The Plant Journal by Daisuke Hamada. Plus an after party at Candelaria, who has a new site made by David. This is an 0fr event not to be missed!
18h15-19h: discussion autour du livre “Reconquérir les rues” en présence de l’auteur, l’architecte urbaniste Nicolas Soulier, et focus sur les jardins de pots au Japon avec projection des photos de Daisuke Hamada pour The Plant Journal.
21h15: soirée à la Candelaria
Tout le week-end: pop-up store de boutures et jardinières Assaï. Apportez votre pique-nique, terrasse 0fr végétalisée pour l’occasion.
I’m off to Amsterdam for a little birthday celebrating. Have a great weekend!
(collage by me, photo source unknown, possibly by Gia Coppola..)
Style From Tokyo’s Rei Shito has published Tokyo 100 fashion guide, and it’s far better than any shopping guide book I’ve seen. The book follows her around town throughout the year, shopping, meeting people, eating.. and is filled with lots of great images of shops and her street style photos, along with maps, addresses and interviews. She even interviews my absolute favorite Japanese stylist Yoko Omori. Sadly it’s all in Japanese, but the addresses and maps are usable for non-Japanese readers. I highly recommend this book if you’re planning a trip to Japan or if you just feel like taking an imaginary one there and are a fan of her blog. Of course for more food, culture, and interesting sights Hello Sandwich’s Tokyo guide is a must as well.
Last photos of Tokyo. Can’t stop thinking about it.
More photos from Japan. Hopefully you’re not sick of them yet.
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!
In Tokyo I had the pleasure of being taken to the closing party of a gallery show at Kosmos Lane Studio & Gallery by our friend Chihaya. It was one of the nicest days we spent in Japan. The show was about travel souvenirs and the stories that went with them. There were some really funny objects and images in the show. There was also a concert by a cute band that normally performs for kids, homemade soups and the most delicious breads ever (more about that later) David had his fortune told by an artist who’s work I’ll also share later, but who does performances that are so funny. We met some new people and spent the whole day there, there was even a drawing workshop that everyone participated in, organized by Boojil, who is super nice and currated the show.