Good Collaborations In Art, Fashion & Home Decor

I am a huge fan of Kelly Wearstler, she is the ultimate interior, product and fashion designer extraordinaire. She’s fearless with her designs and continues to push the envelope. I was so happy to see her team up with another fearless artist, Shantell Martin.
The two have created one-of-a-kind pieces ranging from homewares to a scarf and leather jacket. Some of these limited items are still available at

Graphic Designers Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman have created another crazy project that I’m loving. Quotes on Shit (yes, that is what it’s called) is the simple idea that we all use and waste too many things in our lives.
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Through paint and typography, they breathe new life into items that have been thrown away. You can follow this project via Instagram and make a bid for any items that you like.

Another cool collaboration that happened last month was Pharrell Williams teaming up with Colette-Paris.
The music producer produced 14 very snazzy items that were sold at the concept store during ‘Pharrell Week’. This is the second collaboration between the two, so I’m sure another will be coming soon.

Art for Interiors

Just because it’s a piece of art doesn’t mean it has to be loaded with important references. What if it’s just pretty? And looks good with my sofa? One of my professors at NYU had a few words for the art he didn’t like, “it’s not art, it’s interior decorating.” But there is nothing wrong with that! If it’s important to you and happens to looks good with the upholstery in the room, that’s all the meaning it needs.

Last week’s Design Sponge podcast featured the artist, Zoë Pawlak. She began her career doing commissioned works for interior designers in order to make a living. This piece reminds me of agate, and like the mineral, this artwork would bring a pop of color to any room.
This painting, also by Zoë Pawlak, amps up an otherwise traditional interior.
The art definitely makes the room, wouldn’t you agree?
A bedroom that is much more serene, thanks to one of Pawlak’s sublime landscapes. It must have also been a commission, as it fits the wall perfectly.
Every Forgiveness Bends is my current favorite and it would look fantastic above my new sofa. Though $4,800 is a totally fair price for an original piece measuring 40″ x 60″, it is a purchase that will have to wait. For others that don’t have hundreds (or thousands) to spend, she will be selling drawings for the budget conscious collectors. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for those!
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Here are a few other great sources for affordable art:
(in New York City)

Art Print Love

I am loving this Geometric Monotype Print I ordered from my friend, graphic designer Kayla Hood. Isn’t it a beauty? I’m really looking forward to framing it. I’ve decided to redo the wall vignette in my living room and this lovely print is my first purchase. As a bonus, she gifted these cute little gift tags too.


Here’s a peek at her process for creating the monotypes. It’s such intricate work and they’re each unique. Visit Kayla’s Etsy shop here for more of her art and photography prints.

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