here's some paintings i've been working on in the last bits of 2014. even though i've been crazy busy, the urge to create was strong enough that i somehow i fit it in. in a way, i think the creative outlet saved me from going crazy with design problems and deadlines! ;-) i am really looking forward to see what creative directions 2015 holds!
when i went back to design school as an adult, i initially went back to school to study product design but the first two years of the undergrad program was very similar to interior design, and there was much crossover. i eventually discovered that the study of product design could get a waaaaay too engineer-y, and was also rather limiting, so if i wanted to make pretty things and environments, interiors, not products, might be the best way to go. obvs, i choose interior design, but the love of product design has always stayed with me so it's a major thing for me to have licensed product lines with 27ground for woven accents and black crow studios.
during one of my classes we were asked to name three career goals: first, i wrote, was showing product at the international contemporary furniture fair in NYC (check), second, was having my products featured in one of interior design magazine's market issues, and third was to have something i designed selected to be in the permanent collection of MOMA.
well, with the publication of the fall market tabloid last month, number two is off my bucket list as well- thank you interior design magazine for helping to make my dreams come true.
so this means MOMA, i'm coming for you next! wanna buy a rug?
there is always controversy when pantone reveals it's color of the year, but this year, the there is no controversy- their choice is pretty much universally reviled. pantone, we've been there and done that, and we didn't like it the first time.
i posted a while back about how thrilled i was to have one of my favorite magazines "california home + design" return to publication this fall (and to feature my "pennants" rug in the relaunch!), and today, the love affair continues as they were nice enough to feature an interview with me for their "designer crush" series on the online website! i am tickled pink.
here's a little sneak peek of a media room i just completed here in the beverlywood section of los angeles (one of three rooms i designed for the homeowners). i'm pretty darn pleased with how the room turned out, especially the moody color palette, livened by graphic pops of white. a perfect place to relax in netflix bliss. the gorgeous lynx photo is by wink gaines, a talented wildlife photographer i met in high point, and the super sexy modern sconces flanking mr. kitty were provided by lamps plus.
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