Flo & Wendell Signed by William Wegman PupCup by Yoshimoto Nara
Pillow by Yayoi Kusama Guggenheim Museum Lego Set
Little Wanderer by Yoshimoto Nara Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty Signed by David Levinthal
Seal Sailing to New York by Hayley Sarno Giraffe's Paris Tea Time by Hayley Sarno
Mickalene Thomas Dustin Yellin
Artist Artist & Founder of Pioneer Works
Remember the holiday season is upon us and art makes for a wonderful gift!
Mickalene Thomas and Priscilla. Photograph by Tribble and Mancenido.
1. Mickalene, we are so excited that you’re making another print for LittleCollector. Can you please explain to us the concept behind your new print?
I’m excited to work with LittleCollector again as well. My concept for this project was conceived after deeply thinking of LittleCollector’s collaborative efforts with kids. I thought that it would be much more profound to have this project reflect all the aspects which make LittleCollector shine. I make a collage of my dog – little collectors collect and collaborate, the parents submit to a contest, the winners are selected by Art World jurors – images return to my studio – I make paintings of these collaborative images that are then auctioned and all proceeds are donated to a charity for kids. This is a win-win for everyone involved. Maybe Chrissy, you and I can start a new organization called “LittleCollaborator”?
2. Priscilla, how do you feel about being a muse?
I feel fantastic, fluffy and fulfilled. Finally, I can flaunt, flagging my tail down the street and all the other barking fluffs flirt and flow me.
3. Mickalene, what is your thinking behind leaving a part of the print blank and inviting children to complete the work themselves? What advice can you offer to these aspiring young artists?
My thoughts for leaving some areas in the collage blank is to give little collectors the opportunity to add their personal touch to the image. The print becomes a monotype – open/ended – as little collectors complete the print.
I say to them, go wild and express yourself creatively. It’s perfectly wonderful to draw outside of the line.
4. Priscilla, artists seem to gravitate towards Dachshunds (Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Pablo Picasso all owned and painted their Dachshunds). What is your favorite Dachshund portrait and why?
Woof, woof, wraaah, woof, woof, Picasso Baby, woof, woof, wraaaah, Picasso Baby, woof-woof Hockney-wraaah, Picasso, woof Hockney-woof Andy.
Priscilla de Petit Chien Deux : ) will be available for pre-sale this week!
11x14, edition of 300
Sold with rhinestones, glitter, and crayons so kids can collaborate with Mickalene and customize the print at home.
ArtStar & LittleCollector announce a Pop Up Gallery on New York's Lower East Side! The week will be jam-packed with events, parties and art so we hope you will join us for the following events! Feel free to stop by anytime during open hours.
ArtStar and LittleCollector's Pop Up Gallery
Tuesday Oct 2nd - Monday, Oct 7th
10am - 9pm daily
215 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
(entrance on Rivington Street)
READING & BOOK SIGNING with LittleCollector artists William Wegman, David Levinthal & John Nickle
Wednesday, Oct 2, 6-8pm
William Wegman will sign his new children's book, Flo and Wendell, David Levinthal and John Nickle will sign their children's book, Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty? Join us and meet these legendary artists in person and receive signed copies of their beautiful children's books- they make a great gift!
All proceeds will go to the non-profit, Books for Kids
Familiar with Jen Campbell? She is the founder/editor/creative director of the mega wedding blog Green Wedding Shoes. Her handsome hubby is also her business partner! He runs the ad campaigns, software development and partner relationships for the website.
Jen & Jason recently had their first baby, a GIRL named Sienna! They teamed up with Serena & Lily to create a dreamy soft & sweet, yet unexpected nursery. There is little to say other than this nursery is gorgeous x 10! (I secretly wish my own bedroom looked like this, don’t you?)
One of my favorite ideas in the nursery (i am seriously bookmarking this) is how they painted the closet doors a bright coral pink. & I just LOVE the way that white decal “I love you beyond measure” stands out on the bright door. Have you ever thought about painting the closet doors?
Be sure to scroll down for an almost complete source list… sooo many pretty things in this nursery!
gold polka dot sheets
giant bunny plush
baby animal photographs by The Animal Print Shop
be brave owl canvas by Kelly Murray
white Moroccan pouf
white baby storage basket
gray basketweave pillow
white changing pad + tray
gold/white polka dot changing pad cover
Shanna Murray spring garland decal
baby deer clock
grey ombre blanket
head in the clouds pillow
dip dyed stools
pewter charing cross rug
giant metal S
photography by Kristin and Brandon Kidd
Thank you Spearmint Baby for this beautiful design inspiration!
As Fashion Week wraps up, we're taking a look inside J.Crew creative director and fashion tastemaker Jenna Lyons' home for design inspiration. Lyons remodeled this Brooklyn brownstone in 2008 and her son Beckett's room is a great example of her timeless yet forward-thinking style.
Check out Jenna Lyons Home: The Complete View by HabituallyChic, originally posted August 20, 2009.