39 posts tagged studio tour
Studio Tour: Alli Michelle
Alli Michelle of Hooray Design has the cutest little studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her space is light and bright. It’s the exact kind of space I would imagine for Alli. So fitting!
“My studio is in the loft of my home outside of Ann Arbor, where I live with my husband and our two cats. Starting out in event planning gave me the inspiration to create Hooray to combine parties, design, and packaging. I work with everyone from small business owners to brides, helping them put together packaging or favors for whatever the occasion! I’ve always loved to create things and truly enjoy the art of hand packaging a gift, creating favors for a special occasion, or simply sending a handwritten note in the mail. I hope to one day expand to a retail space downtown where I can share my designs, as well as the work of other artists, with the local community. Thanks so much to Meg + Tuesday for letting me share my space and be apart of the fun here on Studio Sweet Studio!”
Studio Tour: Sarah Fox of Cursive Design
Sarah Fox, owner of Cursive Design, debuts her Spring/Summer collection next week! Believe it or not, I met her doing a House Tour of her apartment for Apartment Therapy. Her home was so cute, I couldn’t wait to see her Studio!
“My name is Sarah Fox and I design jewelry under the label Cursive Design in my Chicago studio. I share the space with my pals Susan Dwyer of Up in the Air Somewhere and photographer Ben Syverson. Simply put, this space makes me happy and attitude is everything when you’re making things all day.”
Sarah is so sweet and kind. Her amazing jewelry really seems to reflect her personality. Her space is just gorgeous! Nothing seems better than a white, light-filled room. That would definitely keep me productive! The beauty is definitely in the details of this space. From the painted pipes to the upholstered chairs, I wish I had this space! Sarah, we are all so jealous of you! Be sure to check out the Cursive Design SP/SU line launching April 4!
Images: Sarah Fox
Studio Tour: Kelly Carambula
Kelly Carambula, blogger/designer behind eatmakeread.com and Remedy Quarterly, takes us on a tour of her Brooklyn studio!
Kelly prefaced the tour with:
“I’ve submitted photos of my kitchen and dining room, because that’s where I do all my tinkering and designing.”
We love that Kelly works from her dining room table and are especially interested in people that balance using their apartment for both work and home. It’s interesting to see where, as a creative person, work ends and your personal space begins–the concept for “Studio Sweet Studio” was originally birthed from my own very small studio apartment, which doubles as my studio space. I knew that Meg and I weren’t alone in designing from our tiny homes and our curiosity in other artist’s spaces lead to this site!
Kelly also gave us this statement about her practice, but I’d like to introduce it by saying that I feel lucky that I can feature her here as, sincerely, my favorite food blogger and the designer/creator of my favorite independent magazine. Cheers!
“I live in Brooklyn, New York with my husband Aaron and our dog, Maude. I’m a graphic designer by day, a maker, baker and blogger by night. I chronicle my kitchen adventures on my blog eatmakeread.com, publish food memories and the recipes that inspire them in my independent food magazine Remedy Quarterly, mix tasty, seasonal cocktails at the supper club and write the occasional story for Serious Eats.”
Image credit: Kelly Carambula
Studio Tour: Jen Collins
Jen Collins is one of my absolute favorite illustrators. And guess what? She’s also one of the nicest ladies alive! Read on to see a tour of her Scottish studio!
“I share my home studio space with my boyfriend Alan. We have a sort of mirrored approach with a third of the space each, the other third consisting of more books, a small desk with printer & wool, as well as a fold-out chair bed – it’s looking a bit messy over that way at the moment so I skipped it! These were taken over a couple of different days (hence missing plant. RIP), & show my deskspace, book/inventory shelves & a little peek at Alan doing some work.”
Please make sure to check out Jen’s work! Her style is magnificent and so fun! Her blog is just spectacular too!
Images: Jen Collins
STUDIO TOUR: JAN SKÁCELÍK
Take a tour of designer/photographer/composer Jan Skacelik’s Czech Republic home studio. It’s such a gorgeous and inspiring environment!
“I’m a 28 year old graphic designer, photographer from small historical city Olomouc, Czech Republic. I was doing mostly corporate identity/advertisement work in the past, but when I finally moved into my own flat, almost two years ago, I immediately fell in love with Mid Century Modern design and Scandinavian design — which inspired me to start my poster line inspired by this era. When not working (not so often) I enjoy movies, music, playing guitar & keyboard, composing orchestral music, playing video games, cooking, eating and browsing for funny pug videos on youtube — pug dogs are my obsession, although I did not have one yet.”
Jan’s blog is one of my top 5 favorites. He showcases the most beautiful, bright homes. Obviously his own home is the most beautiful of all. It seems each item has been perfectly curated. His Etsy shop really reflects his love for Scandinavian design. Even those wood floors are gorgeous!
Images: Jan Skacelik
Studio Tour: Lana Pelana
It’s fascinating to look at the visual relationship between Marta’s (of Lana Pelana) Valencia, Spain studio and her charming hand-made dolls: I love how subdued her painted walls are, but that there are tons of brightly colored pez dispensers lining her studio! I really see some similar aesthetic sensibilities shining through in her work–very subtle, gentle details mixed with fun patterns and a singular color that really pops! Aren’t you jealous of her floor-to-ceiling windows? Drool!
Image Credit: Lana Pelana
Studio Tour: Mary Kate McDevitt
I cried tears of joy the first time I saw Mary Kate’s chalkboards. I couldn’t wait to ask her to be featured as a Studio Tour. Her space is so unique and has just the perfect amount of whimsy. Read on to see more of this Portland artist’s home studio!
I snatched up one of Mary Kate’s chalkboards at Orange Beautiful here in Chicago. However, you can get one at her Etsy shop! I think it’s no secret that Mary Kate loves a happy workspace. Her studio is full of rare gems and humorous finds. Her background in graphic design shines through her illustration. Hand drawn type may be super trendy, but Mary Kate manages to stand on top! Make sure to take a look at her portfolio of amazing work.
Images: Mary Kate McDevitt
Studio Tour: Micah Lidberg
At the risk of sounding like a fan girl, I look forward to seeing everything that Micah Lidberg makes. His illustrations are both rich in content and execution and prove to be a refreshingly in depth visual exploration of any given subject. Does that review sound unrealistically glowing? You should take a look at his portfolio and blog and you’ll be just as smitten as I am with his work. If that’s not enough, you should check back in on April 7th for our Q and A with him!
Photo credit: Micah Lidberg
Studio Tour: All + Etc
Eric Timothy Carlson (ETC) is a graphic designer/all-sorts-of-things maker also based in Minneapolis, Minnesota–you might recognize his work from the P.O.S. album “Never Better,” from the collective “Hardland/Heartland,” or from his recent solo show at the SooVac gallery in Minneapolis.
Check out Eric’s work at TIREDANDTRUE.COM
Annie’s new spring line dropped yesterday! Check it out at ALLFOREVERYONE.COM
Image Credit: Tuesday Bassen