Bailey Doesn’t Bark is the handmade ceramics studio of my friend Re Jin Lee. Each of her pieces is hand crafted by her and one-of-a-kind. Her pieces are stunning, standing alone as objects, but even better as functional vessels and hangers for jewelry.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to post about these gorgeous leather baskets, a collaboration by my friends, Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Mimot Studio.
Alissia is a talented NYC based product designer who works with a variety of materials, including plastics and natural leathers. She works with a range of production methods, from 3D printing and laser cutting to hand crafted, always finding new and unexpected uses for materials. I love how the planter basket suddenly makes the ubiquitous terra cotta pot into a design object.
I recently came across Brooklyn based artist, Maya Hayuk’s killer mural on Houston and the Bowery. I’m so in love with her work.
Mimi K. is one of my closest friends. We met over ten years ago, studying industrial design at Pratt Institute. She is a very talented Turkish designer with a unique perspective on design. She is based in Brooklyn and mostly designs products for the home. Here are a couple of her pieces and they are both available for purchase on her website. *I’m lucky enough to own both of them.
“The biggest obstacle to creativity is breaking through the barrier of disbelief.” – Rodney Mullen
I recently got back into skateboarding after years away from it. I basically quit when I moved to NYC in 1999. I didn’t have any friends who skated and I was so busy working that I didn’t have the time anyway. Recently I came across this video and it inspired me to pull my board out of storage. I’ve been skating mini ramp about twice a week and it’s incredible how your muscles remember things. It is so much fun and, like yoga, there’s always something new to master. It’s a full on mind/body sport that requires you to be 100% present and doesn’t allow for multi-tasking. The perfect escape.
Rodney explains the art of skateboarding so beautifully and his message is applicable to any creative person striving to invent something new. Watch it. You’ll be inspired.
I had the pleasure of meeting Meghan Currie in Elena Brower’s class at ViraYoga in Soho last week. She’s mesmerizing to watch, so graceful and super inspiring. It’s so incredible what we can do with our bodies when we put our mind and a lot of practice to it. I have a lot of practicing to do.