May 04, 2006

Just in from Brooklyn -

I love Brooklyn, most everything about it and Angie at omondieu! introduced me to Rena Tom at Rare Device. Rare Device makes the Brooklyn Experience even more complete this month by featuring all kinds of local Brooklyn designers! Yea for buying local! She has a newsletter which I received just now and you should go check out her store - live preferably if you can, or online. Sign up for her newsletter too! The above photo is an exclusive plate which Lena Corwin made just for the show you are about to read about below. I love it!

Below is an excerpt from the Rare Device newsletter featuring a great event which includes a reception held by Grace Bonney, high queen of design blogs (you HAVE seen design*sponge - of course you have! There is nothing which comes close to her design blog). Here is the newletter excerpt:

Rare Device from Brooklyn has one of the greatest collections on earth and this month is focusing on Brooklyn Designers. DESIGNER EXHIBITION: Join us this month for a special exhibition by Brooklynite Lena Corwin, an illustrator and textile designer whose handiwork can be seen in Glamour and Martha Stewart Weddings. Lena will be doing a window installation and we'll also have her entire range for sale at Rare Device, including a new limited-edition plate created just for this show. For those of you not in New York, the plate is available for purchase at our website. A reception for the designer will be held the evening of Thursday, May 11 and is hosted by Grace Bonney of design*sponge. If you are in town for Brooklyn Designs in DUMBO, this is a great prelude to the weekend.

How cool is that? Just GO! photo by Rare Device


Pat said...

design*sponge ~~ WOW! One of things that I LOVE best about your morning blog are links to fabulous places like design*sponge. Couldn't you just sink into that bedding? And how about those soft rocks? Thanks as always for sharing what you find. And enjoy the day! And BTW: you looked great yesterday in that felted black jacket!!!! Pat

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Always a treat to come to your site and learn something new and artistically inspirational

Susan Schwake said...

yes, Lena Corwin is so inspirational I think, and so I was inspired to buy four plates! (not even my birthday, but oh well) Rena Tom the owner and designer herself is a lovely person and I highly reccomend taking a peek around her store!
Thanks for stopping by!

design*sponge said...

psst: thanks! hope if you're in the area you can stop by our rena and lena event. they're both amazing artists :)