Situated above a Brooklyn art gallery, in a space shared by artists of varying mediums, Aaron’s single room looked more like a museum at first glance than a jewelry studio.
Every new design challenge fills us with such excitement! It is inspiring to see the passion, emotion, and wit in the artists' stories behind their unique designs. The iPhone Case Design Challenge brought in over 100 entries and the opportunity for artists to share the paintings, sketches, and graphic designs they have created.
With every new design challenge comes the chance to step into the minds and lives of some of America’s budding designers. The Wall Art challenge brought in over 100 entries and an opportunity for artists to tell a personal story through the paintings, sketches and digital graphics they have created.
Claudia Pearson is the designer behind the 4 Seasons Tea Towels and one of our newest UncommonGoods artists. She is not a new name around Brooklyn flea markets and I have admired her commercial work and illustrations for cooking magazines, so I was excited to visit her sunny studio and learn about her craft and her business.
We want to give you an exclusive look inside the minds of our uncommon artists. For Laura, there is no real division between her shop and her art; it all comes from the same place in her imaginative mind. Collections of objects which seem to have drifted together out of their desire to express Laura's poetic sensibility share shop space with pieces of her art--and of course, her jewelry.
Earlier this week we hosted How to Make It: How to Make Money While Doing What You Love, a panel of design professionals who shared their experiences to local Brooklyn artists. They were each asked to share what advice they were given in their lives that they hold onto while making decisions in their creative business.