This past week was a busy time as I traveled to New York city to attend the design week events in town. What I did not expect to do was meet up with so friends from around the world. Here are the highlights, in no specific order of preference:
On the last evening, I sat in a quiet office on the 40th floor of a shiny skyscraper, waiting for my cousin to wind up at work, and took in this view. I don't think I'll ever get used to how tall these buildings are, but most importantly, I'll never get used to how amazing the folks who live + work here are. Lots of love your way, NYC!
|I attended Rena Tom's amazingly insightful workshop on wholesale tips for small businesses.|
The event was held at the lovely Design*Sponge studio in Brooklyn.
|Dropped in for a chat with Doug Johnston and see his detailed works-in-progress at his Brooklyn studio. He and his incredibly talented wife Tomoe are the nicest peeps on the planet! :)|
|Doug gave me these AMAZING delicate yet sturdy cotton rope baskets: I cant wait to use them!|
|Caught a quick brunch with (l-r) my cousin Sandhya, my friend Anvita and cousin Leslie.. love these girls!|
|I had a brief, fun chat with Avery of Juju Papers at the ICFF: loved all her handmade prints! |
I did not remember to take a pic, but I also had a nice chat with Sanjay Rajan and Tricia O'Keefe of Slowcolor about the gorgeous textiles they sell and the weaving co-operatives in Andhra Pradesh that they support.
|"A Reasonable Mirror" by Chris Schank, my classmate from Cranbrook (@Heller Gallery)|
|This piece spoke volumes about new life in familiar yet discarded materials, I am such a fan! (@Heller Gallery)|
|Jack Craig's PVC stool made a beautiful use of the material and pliability. (Heller Gallery)|
|The Bodega Bag, by Aria McManus: love this for how obvious and beautiful this was! (Heller Gallery)|
|Dropped in at the Wanted Design event with the fun work by French and American students.|
So glad my friend Carli Heggen sent me this way from the ICFF!
|Caught up with my Elle Kim, fellow 2D from Cranbrook & an amazing designer. (Pic via Instagram)|
|Kiel Mead at the Core 77 show gives driftwood new life as wall hooks: I love these fun colors and textures!|
|Seldon Yuan's Center of the Youniverse juxtaposes constellations and well, your face! (at the Core 77 show)|
|Lindsey Adelman's Piecework is a hand-stitched skeleton of the American flag. This quiet powerful piece was on view at the "Love it or Leave it" show at R'Pure Gallery.|
|Ran into Rhea Karam on the street, my classmate (and an amazing photographer) in Paris from 10 years ago!|
|I loved the re-purposing of wood by Piet Hein Eek at Future Perfect's pop-up shop at NoHo.|
|Looking up at Manhattan.|