Through her exuberant illustrations, Adrienne Vita celebrates life, family, and friendship. “Coexisting” reminds us that, like giant polar bears and tiny birds, we all share the same planet, while the colorful family of cuddling wolves in “Close Knit” reminds us to hold on to those we love. . From across the country, the artist sends some positive vibes to Brooklyn in the form of a virtual tour of her studio.
This month we take a look inside the studio of our own Creative Team and share how they stay inspired and productive.
It only took a short subway ride to get from UncommonGoods headquarters to the Twig Terrariums studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn but when I got there I was surprised at how far away I felt - I stepped into a tiny forest of laughs, puppies and Lady Gaga songs (OK, there was only one puppy but you get the idea).
A look back through 2012's artist studio tours.
I remember the sample meeting (where week where our buyers present uncommon products they’re considering for our line-up) when Audrey Heller’s fantastical photographs were first introduced. The team was immediately captivated by the whimsical scenes, and not a buyer could wait to add her work to our collection. Remembering the excitement around her creative pieces like End Well, Ripened, and my personal favorite, Bound, I couldn’t wait to get a tour of the studio where Audrey brings her miniature models to life. Since Audrey is in San Francisco, I couldn’t visit her workspace in person; but being a photographer and all, Audrey was happy to snap some photos of her own to provide a virtual tour of her studio.
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit longtime UncommonGoods artist and former How To Make It panelists, Jenny Krauss in her new Manhattan studio. Jenny’s space is a combination between a warehouse and mission control, where she sends out her vision to artists in Peru who turn her designs into reality.