Ever wonder what it would look like to gather all your belongings into color coordinating piles? Take a look at JeongMee Yoon's Color Project photographic series. Starting with her Pink and Blue Project she wanted to, as she writes in her artist statement, "explore the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism."
I can't get over how much "stuff" there is in each room but if we gathered all of our kid's belongings into piles I wonder if we wouldn't have just as much. Yikes! Do you tend to buy the traditional blue for boy and pink for girl? Where do you fall on the scale? I'm afraid it would be rainbow world over at my house!
For the past two weeks I've been working to set up the new Anthropologie store in DC. Call it a dream job if you will as I got to work with some of the most creative people in the merchandising world. It was total arts and crafts every day! Every store is unique in it's displays and installations so they call in a team to come up with custom ideas for each store. For this launch we used yarn as the focal theme and went to town! Yards and yards of yarn dyed in a tonal range from blues to yellows were hung up in the front windows. We made hundreds of tassels in varying sizes and displayed them from the top of the rods. The look was amazing! Here's the sneak peek of the store opening on October 10th.
We hand painted gourds with tribal designs and suspended them from dyed yarn from the ceiling.
Using pallets to display the plates in rocks.
I covered old books found at thrift stores in kraft paper and painted a faux binding using a neon yellow paint for the book display.Simple muslin fabric with a wire binding displayed over the bed.
You'll find little details like the hand sewn hello sign above placed all through out the store. I loved every bit of time I spent there and I can now cross it off of my bucket list of things to do!
It's too early to start to think about snow but I couldn't help but post about the eerie beauty of Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz's snow globe series. They are just magical.
To see more of the series and to see their other equally as fascinating works visit their website here.
Having marital issues over who packs the lunches in your house? Take a look at the hilarious contact Jennifer, from the fantastic blog Dinner A Love Story and her husband drew up for just this issue. Fair and square I say!
To read the rest of the agreement head over here. It may be just what the attorney ordered.