Over the past three years, I’ve shared beautiful, interesting things here in almost 1000 blog posts. Whew! Today, I’m starting an occasional series of some of the work that I’ve posted here as it appears in our home. I’m not much of a shopper, but I am a persistent, though selective, collector, so let’s take a look at some of the artwork I’ve collected in our living room.
Above and below is the green wall that anchors the “living room” side of the main space in our Over-the-Rhine loft. In the center is my beloved lamp by Isamu Noguchi, whose museum in Queens we visited last summer. This was one of the first “grown-up” purchases I made for my first apartment, back when I was still sleeping on a hand-me-down futon on the floor, right around the time Michael and I met. I can’t believe it hasn’t broken in all the times we’ve moved through snow, Boston’s Big Dig, etc. I call it my Trophy Bride.
Here’s a small painting of Lyon by Georges Damin. I love its almost complete lack of color, like a sepia-toned photograph.
The pirate poster, designed by Office, was acquired on our trip to San Francisco a couple of years ago where we visited 826 Valencia, a writing and tutoring center fronted by a bona fide pirate store.
Luxury Apartments is a limited-edition screenprint by Brooklyn-based illustrator Julia Rothman. Michael saw my post about it and got it for me for my birthday! To the right, a Charley Harper skateboard deck. Below, a vintage stereoscopic postcard of Prospect Park.
Above the fireplace is High Water by Jen Nazzaro. I had been coveting her moody paintings for a few years and, when she was moving across the country and selling off a lot of older work, I finally picked this up. Above is a taxidermy fish that Michael’s grandfather caught back in the 1960s, which we inherited a couple of years ago. Best inheritance ever? Maybe so.
Stay tuned for more eye candy, err, whenever I get around to taking more photos.