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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Custom Metal Designs for Your Home

Window grill, Monk-Designs
A while back I posted about how difficult it is to find a security gate that doesn't look like prison bars. I ended up having a mine custom made by Brooklyn metal sculptor Vallessa Monk.

The Wall Street Journal just published a profile of Vallessa.

Wall Street Journal

I love this glimpse inside Valessa's studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It makes me wish that I had visited her on the job, though I may have keeled over with tool-shop envy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Artwork in the Bathroom

It's been a little over a year since the big bathroom reveal, and I still had a blank wall.

I'm a big fan of artwork in the bathroom. Well, of artwork everywhere, really. And for many years, the bathroom was the place where I'd hang some of my lesser favorites or framed posters, thinking any moisture damage wouldn't bother me so much. But I've spent so much time designing this bathroom that I couldn't put just anything in here. I've been holding out for the right thing.