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quarterlane books—launch!

Quarterlane Homepage shortI’m beyond excited to tell you about a creative direction and illustration project I’ve been working on. quarterlane books is an amazing new book subscription box company with the most perfectly curated books of the season delivered to your doorstep with incredible lux gifts and artist edition prints.

The box itself is modeled after a Lanvin shoe box with silvery gray ribbon. Boxes of the season are curated for distinctive tastes, from The Aesthete including Grace Coddington’s book, Lee Radziwill’s book and Christiane Lemieux’s brand new book, The Finer Things (that I also happened to have illustrated) + gifts to the Fall Fiction box curated for the reader looking to get lost in the best novels of the season. You have to check them all out and pick which suits you.

There are a variety of subscription levels. You don’t have to commit to any of them to get the box of your dreams. What could be a better gift than carving out time to read and gifting yourself this essential luxury? The boxes make amazing gifts for fellow book lovers too.

In the coming weeks and months we’ll be building out The Edit, quarterlane’s sister site. Right now interviews with Mary Louise Parker, Anna Solomon, Amor TowlesChristiane Lemieux  and Caitlin Mcgauley are up. Follow along as we feature people’s reading spaces, the best designed reading lights, features on amazing indie bookstores, interviews with authors, artists and publishing insiders and more. Subscribe to the quarterlane newsletter for special content, deals and to be in the know on the latest book boxes.

I’m personally running quarterlane’s Pinterest. My favorite boards to pin to are: quarterlane’s favorite book covers, icons & bibliophiles, libraries & reading spaces. Follow us on Instagram too!
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A Mother is a Story: New York Public Library Exhibit (April 2016)

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The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, located on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, is a prominent historic landmark in the beautiful Beaux-Arts architectural style. The main branch of the system, the Schwarzman is known for its soaring fifty-foot ceilings, classical marble facades, and miles of bookshelves running beneath Bryant Park behind it. The library has been a destination for book lovers for over a century. My dream came true for a second time when the NYPL asked me to design an exhibit featuring art from my book, A Mother is a Story: A Celebration of Motherhood, for the front window of the lovely bookshop on the main floor.

I enlisted the help of the most talented multimedia artist, Eloise Corr Danch. Eloise created gorgeous paper stars and flowers plus a huge 3D mock-up of the book with incredible deckle edges to make it seem full of pages. Amanda Smith, the visual manager at NYPL turned my sketch into an actual installation plan and physically installed the exhibit along with Eloise (I helped but without them it would have looked like a 7th grade school presentation). Erik Heywood of the incredible Book Shop generously gave us his stunning book cases to showcase actual spreads along the base of the display. Print Space did a beautiful job on the book cover print. Special thanks to Helene Silver, Elana Sinsabaugh and Abrams books.

The exhibit will be up through the month of May. Please swing by to check it out and pick up a signed copy of the book and journal for Mother’s Day and beyond.

Here’s a peek at more images of the exhibit and the installation: Continue Reading →

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A Mother is a Story is a week old!

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I can’t believe a whole week has passed since A Mother is a Story and Stories for my Child were born. The launch party at Story was so much fun. I was honored to see so many friends and clients and fans of the book come by to say hello. Below is a snap my best friend’s mom took of us. Sweet. Above are photos by Oh Joy! and Rubi Jones. I love seeing your photos pop up on Instagram. Please share your favorite spreads or a fun snap of the covers in your place and use the #amotherisastory and #storiesformychild. Thank you so much for your support! Of course if you’d like to leave a review on Amazon that would be so awesome of you.
Me and Vi BFFAE

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Book Launch Party Invite!!!!

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I would be so honored if you would join me to celebrate the publication of my latest book, A Mother is a Story. There will be wine + cheese, sparkling conversation, and of course copies of the book.

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WHAT: A party to celebrate the launch of my book, A Mother is a Story, and the accompanying guided journal, Stories for my Child.

WHEN: Next Wednesday, March 23rd, from 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: STORY, 144 10th Ave. at 19th St. Subway: A, C, E & L at 14th St. / 8th Ave.

PLEASE RSVP HERE

 

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6A mother's happiness
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Read: The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelly Rowley

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By now, you have probably heard the buzz about Aidan Donnelly Rowley‘s new novel, The Ramblers. Set in my (and Aidan’s) hometown, NYC (the most beautiful sparkling parts of the city)—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled.

Rambling through the emotional chaos of their lives, this trio learns to let go of the past, to make room for the future and the uncertainty and promise that it holds. The Ramblers is a love letter to New York City—an accomplished, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, hope, birds, friendship, love, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit.

I was of course thrilled to work with Aidan and her publicist, on something special for those receiving the advances. It’s no coincidence that the book title references the Ramble in Central Park (personally my favorite spot). One of the characters in the book is a bird watcher so what perfect give-away than an illustrative guide to the birds of the Ramble. I’d love to spot an owl in there.

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