hoping for happy accidents
1. what is your occupation?
i'm an artist, freelance writer, and also a grants administrator in a arts funding organization.
2. explain the background/story behind three of the items in your photo.
on the coffee table there is a wide vintage thai solid teak bowl that is soon to become a planter for a cactus, since its a bit damaged. i made the pillows on the chair and sofa. they are sewn from a vintage linen tablecloth (from the late 60's or early 70's) that i bought at angel thrift shop in chelsea last year. i am totally in love with the geometric pattern and the colors - a very deep warm brown and a perfect gray-green, trimmed in cream. the vintage mid-century chair with original black upholstery was bought from a guy on the street selling a bunch of old and new furniture near our apartment in brooklyn.
3. what are three of your favorite places for finding things for your home?
darr on atlantic avenue in brooklyn, new york (actually atlantic avenue is pretty golden for me in general...i always have luck finding interesting things in the shops there)
angel street thrift shop in manhattan
ebay, of course
4. what are three things on your wish list?
tivoli model one radio
halogen pendant lamp by miwa koizumi for bddw
the perfect vintage wooden desk...been searching for one for about two years, but no luck yet.