April 1st, 2013
On my last day in LA, Claire, Lili, Lauren and I had a craft day together, where we were also joined by the wonderful Leigh of Synonym Journal. All I can say is that it was such a nice day and exactly what I needed. These girls are the best and I feel so lucky to know them.
We had a beautiful lunch in Claire’s backyard, and then took inspiration from a book Claire picked up in Paris and did some printmaking with fruits, vegetables, seeds, leaves and more. I left LA that day so inspired but with a heavy heart having to leave behind this beautiful collective of dear friends.
Can’t you just feel the sun in these photos?
March 28th, 2013
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.
March 27th, 2013
Since it’s still very much winter, at least where I live.. Loving these looks and tonal tans from WIWF, and what a beautiful model! I keep seeing her on MNZ too, makes me miss being tan.
March 26th, 2013
More photos from California. So many plants, I miss that here in Paris..
March 25th, 2013
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!
March 19th, 2013
This Thursday night is the opening for a very exciting exhibition PLANTS: Our Silent Guardians, by Lili Cuzor of Tigers to Lilies in collaboration with Lauren Spencer King of the Sphinx and the Milky Way, and Claire Cottrell of Art Bookstand who will have a pop-up bookstand shop set up, all taking place at the Standard hotel in Hollywood.
The installation and shop will be up from 3/21 – 4/21, go check it out! I know it’s going to be amazing! I so wish I could be there to see it! There are some sneak peeks on Lauren’s blog here and here.
Opening Ceremony this Thursday, March 21st, the Spring Solstice from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Claire will be debuting a film she made and there will be herbal teas, plant installations, artwork and more!
March 8th, 2013
Loving these colors for spring. It’s so close you can almost feel it, can’t wait!
images from mnz, . , assembly
February 13th, 2013
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
February 8th, 2013
How to Make a Japanese House, ACNE sweater, Cécile Daladier ceramic slab, Carven sweater, Cécile Daladier vase, Heath Ceramics bud vase, Lizzy Disney cuff, Claire Vivier messenger tote, basket, Rachel Comey flats, Vanessa Bruno alpacha sweater and Clyde Hat,
Terunobu Fujimori book, Raquel Allegra pants, Paper Stock Notebook, Moroccan clutch, Raquel Allegra blouse, Yellow circle tote, Milena Silvano poncho, Clyde mittens, Buliding Block seasonal pail.
February 1st, 2013
This weekend come check out the first ever LA Art Book Fair at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary. Bookstand will have a very special stand set up along with many others who I’m excited to see like Iko Iko, Ooga Booga, Family Books, Nieves and many more! The first image is from the BOOK STAND booklet: the southwest, by L.A.-based photographer Ye Rin Mok.
I’ll also be selling some of my CM textiles at Bookstand, in amazing company alongside prints by Lauren Spencer King (pictured above), and ikebana arrangements by Tigers to Lilies come check it out. Starting tonight thru Sunday.
January 8th, 2013
Happy 2013! This is going to be a new year filled with new work for me. I’m really excited to get the next part of the CM collection ready and get it out into the world, work on some new ideas, and update the site.
I made this piece above for a friend and want to find the time to keep working on things like this between all the other work I want to continue doing. So this year will be all about finding balance for me.
I’m spending some time in beautiful California this winter. Avoiding the cold and being more productive in the incredible sunlight here. I hope everyone is having a great start to this new year.
December 17th, 2012
Even though this is in New York, it has me dreaming of California. A nice image for a very rainy day like today by Mark Borthwick from Huge magazine.
December 9th, 2012
Love the light reflections in this video by Claire Cottrell for Synonym Journal.
December 4th, 2012
Beautiful photography by Maia Akiva via ~ & ~ more images here