lisa congdon: a studio visit and a brand new book.


a long while back i shared bay area artist lisa congdon’s san francisco studio with you. well, lisa congdon now lives across the bay and has a brand new (but old, loft-style) studio in east oakland. she also has a brand new book out, Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist — so it was the perfect excuse to drop in for a visit. lisa... 
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unexpected guests: at swim-two-birds.


first i fell for Belgian textile artist Renilde De Peuter’s mobile sculptures, and then for her home. so i may have done a little happy dance when renilde of at swim-two-birds kindly agreed to let me share her home/studio with you on unexpected guests. a stylist who works part-time in a shop, renilde is also trying to make a living as a textile designer. A graduate of... 
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studio spaces: jen garrido / aka jenny pennywood.


a few weeks ago rena tom and i took a little makeshift field trip out to the studio of fine artist jen garrido to check out some of jen’s / aka jenny pennywood’s textile designs. i love a good studio tour, and jen’s light-filled space was just what i imagined from someone with a prolific talent for beautiful and colorful paintings, paper goods and textile... 
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studio spaces: lisa congdon.


well, this is a super fun post for me! y’all may already be following some our twitter antics and know by now that san francisco-based artist lisa congdon and her lovely girlfriend clay are good pals of mine. we like to tweet on and on about project runway and other interests of ours, and somewhere along the line of lisa’s tweets i found out she had recently redecorated... 
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Unexpected Guests: Emma Rose Downtown.

Since y’all seemed to like getting a behind the scenes tour of illustrator Leigh Wells’ studio a couple of posts ago, I thought I’d share with you a visit I paid to Emma Rose Papery’s new downtown studio. Located in Union Square (yikes, across the street from the new Barney’s!), Eszter Rabin has created the most beautiful space to come and chat,... 
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