I went to the CHASES GARAGE Open Studios last night. Very welcoming and inspiring. They offer memberships in their PRINTMAKING and CERAMICS studios. Makerspaces rule! They happen to be firing ceramics in the back yard when I arrived. I don’t know anything about this process but it sure looks cool.
I am attracted to the work of Alyssa Grenning. She was not in her studio and I didn’t want to take any close-up photos of her work without her permission so I just snapped this photo below. You can see more of her work on her website. Right.
Also loving — Ashley Norman. Her studio is like candy. Love her sense of color and balance. Her studio was crowded so I just took a picture of her photo display in the gallery space. She has a blog you should follow.
Allison May Kiphuth creates miniature dioramas in vintage boxes. The image below is taken from her webpage on the Chases Garage website.
The one piece that I saw that really engaged me was something Allison created with found objects. Allison created a mobile with the orphan hands of vintage clocks. She tied them with string onto a vintage saw blade. Although I didn’t ask — I’m quite sure this piece is not for sale. Too precious.
All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.
My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine. I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.” That’s better than a stick in your eye. xo jam
I was cruising craigslist/newhampshire/furniture to find a side table or whatever. I came across this person in Hillsboro, NH that makes outdoor furniture out of solid hardwood pallets. I like the primitive look.
I am so inspired by Community of Athens, Georgia. I found out about them through Pinterest but it looks like word is spreading quickly about them because of an article in the New York Times about the city of Athens, Georgia.
This is how they describe themselves on their website: “Community is a boutique centered around the concept of sustainability without the sacrifice of style. Opened in 2010 by Sanni Baumgärtner, Community seeks to bring chic clothing to our clients while encouraging them to buy locally and sustainably. Community Service is our in-house brand of redesigned vintage clothing. Designed by owner Sanni Baumgärtner as a way to merge vintage fabrics and designs with current fashion.”
I especially love this Denim revamp event they hosted. What a great way to bring the community together and promote sustainable style.