Flourishing, our brand-new line of limited-edition home accessories will debut this Saturday at the Betts House at 416 Clark St. in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. The exhibit is entitled HOME WORK and includes, well, work for the home. You can preview our work and purchase it in the Flourishing section of our online shop.
We started this project by photographing the many examples of ornament found on 19th century buildings in Over-the-Rhine, where we live:
After digitally tracing the ornaments, we began to reconfigure the pieces into new patterns and then applied them to various objects, including these cream-colored pulpboard coasters:
We also designed patterns for small quantities of various ceramic serving pieces and tabletop accessories:
The textile pieces include linen throw pillows and table runners. We printed each patterned bar individually in different combinations, so that each piece is one-of-a-kind:
We’re really excited to have the opportunity to display our new work at the Betts House. Built in 1804, the Betts House has been part of Cincinnati’s history for over two hundred years. Built in 1804, it is located at 416 Clark St. in the Betts-Longworth Historic District, in the city’s West End. In 1995 the oldest surviving brick building in Cincinnati became the Betts House Research Center, a place dedicated to the study of building materials and traditions.