Hello Duckies! I hope you all had wonderful weekends, full of cranberry sauce and stuffing. I spent a chilly but very fun few days down in Bryant Park at the Mixed Co. booth, where I had the pleasure of meeting several very wonderful people from here in NYC and also elsewhere. What a treat to be able to chat with customers. Thank you to all who came by and made my weekend a bit warmer!
If you are in need of a whimsical holiday respite, click on over to this site. I am just smitten with the work of Leanne Shapton; a woman of diverse talents and a unique, clever and observant perspective on city life. There is just something about her illustrations which I find so.... well.... New York. Which makes sense, since she is a resident of this fine city.
I was immediately drawn to her wooden books-- seen at top...literary favorites on slabs of wood...so, I guess they are 'faux livres'. They were featured in the New York Times Style section this weekend (apt since Leanne is the Art Director of the Op Ed section at NYT). There are a variety of titles on view at her site, and for purchase at John Derian. My personal favorites-- her illustrations and paintings. I adore this Chanel study-- and would love a giant, poster version for my apartment, and I love the thought of Leanne doing one of these after a walk through Central Park or a crowded downtown street. Not to mention the spreads from Was She Pretty?, a book about sex, jealousy, and past relationships by the artist. So true.