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Eloise Corr Danch: Inside the studio

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The moment I met Eloise Corr Danch with her bright beautiful face and quirky eclectic style I knew we’d be fast friends. I’m astounded by her artistic versatility and was completely honored when she agreed to collaborate on the New York Public Library exhibit featuring my book. Eloise created these incredible paper stars inspired by Art Deco/The Ziegfeld Follies to hang alongside mounted art from my book. The exhibit will run through October.

I’m excited to share a little peek inside Eloise’s Brooklyn studio as she delicately created these incredible stars. If you want to see Eloise working in real time, check out this incredible video of her making her signature paper flowers.

Eloise works with a range of clients including: Diane Von Furstenburg, Vogue, Bergdorf Goodman, Harry Winston and Martha Stewart. She does everything from editorials to visual merchandising and prop styling. She’s represented by Art Department.

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The Itty Bitty Project

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My friends Agnieszka and Annie of Kiss Me I’m Polish (who I worked with for Daily Candy) are obviously amazing designers. So when they launched the Itty Bitty Project, I was super excited to see what it was all about.

“The Itty Bitty Project began as a crafting experiment – a one-of-a-kind gift for a very special 4th birthday. A kiddie t-shirt, a pretty red button, and a handful of colorful felt shapes cut just right, and VOILA! – the birthday girl could button and re-button the pieces onto her t-shirt in whatever way she wanted. What could be better than that?!”

Henry had a ball making his monster t-shirt and egg sandwich t-shirt. Here are some cute snaps I took him him in his egg tee.

They’re hoping to add new designs motifs and expand the line. Check them out on kickstarter and contribute if you think the project is as adorable as I do.

 

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Fresh ingredients

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raspberry sparkler with vinho verde
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Spending the summer in the pacific northwest is pretty spectacular. I still can’t get over the fresh flowers and berries growing everywhere and on display at the farmer’s markets. You’d think from my instagram feed that I’d never laid eyes on a strawberry before. In a sense perhaps I haven’t. As cool as NYC is and as well know as it is for it’s culinary experiences, you just can’t get super duper fresh fruits it seems (besides apples in the fall). So I’ll relish this wealth of freshness while I’m here.

  1. Chamomile via Bohemian Wornest
  2. Raspberry sparkler image and recipe via Gardenista
  3. Toast with strawberries via Kwestia Smaku (great idea)

I love the styling of these images.

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..bring May flowers

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Somehow the entire week slipped away from me without a post. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

  1. Working on projects for Refinery 29, MilkX Magazine (Hong Kong) and look book illos for Shiny Squirrel.
  2. Looking for signs of spring around Madison Square Park with Henry (Hyacinths, forsythias, magnolias and tulips).
  3. Listening to Beach House over and over and over and over.
  4. Building lego trucks with Henry.
  5. Breakfast with Brvtvs at The Breslin (I really should have my own table there). Here’s a selfie of me in one of their antique mirrors.
  6. Dinner with Tara Donne and Dana McClure (college pals) at The Jade Hotel.
  7. Pinning.
  8. Going out tonight to see this strange 70’s movie with Jack Nicholson (We’ll never tire of seeing NYC back in the day). Thank you to my lovely in laws for babysitting!

Isn’t it amazing how light you feel when spring rolls into town? Have a wonderful weekend. We’re thinking of checking out the John Singer Sargent watercolors at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Saturday).

Flower images above:

  1. Wild Folk Studio
  2. Vintage stamp
  3. Liberty of London (via Frolic)

p.s if you want to listen to me on Employee of the Month here’s the link.

 

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