Head over to RUE to lead my latest interview!
See my previous article in Rue Magazine here.
Moving to a new city means searching for new go-to’s for a plethora of things. A new hair stylist, a new wine shop, a coffee shop that pulls the perfect espresso, and for me, a new framer!
Framers are tricky. You want a framer that not only provides incredible quality to last generations, but someone who has a creative eye and understands your style. A frame can make or break a piece of art.
My friend, Courtney, introduced me to J. Pocker soon after I moved to New York City last year. I set up a meeting with Robyn, the granddaughter of J. Pocker himself, where she filled me in on the family history behind their business (which I find fascinating). Robyn has continued to keep her family tradition of bespoke framing alive and thriving. Also, their Upper East Side shop is conveniently located across the street from the Society of Illustrators- seems only fitting!
New York go-to framer, check!
Unfortunate for me, there’s not one art supply store in my area (the Upper East Side of Manhattan). Perhaps I should’ve looked into that before signing my lease..!
I’ve been on the hunt since I’ve moved to New York for my favorite art shop (especially since Pearl Paint sadly closed). Here are my go to’s:
I heard about New York Central Art Supply from a friend of mine, and ever since I’ve been hooked. It’s got a mom and pop vibe, with heaps of character. It has the greatest papers, and any supplies you could ever want… but what I love most is how knowledgable the staff is- I endlessly learn new things about mediums just by asking simple questions. Win win!
Blick is always a safe and wonderful go to!
Every now and then I’ll stop by Paper Presentation for some fancy paper supplies. A shop I could spend hours in…
Now to put those supplies to use…
Thrilled to share my home and workspace with Rue Magazine in their June issue!
A while back, I printed some super basic business cards on watercolor paper (I think it’s the only type of paper I have, to be honest!). Anyway, I stumbled upon them in a drawer and decided to spruce them up a bit! I love the idea of creating tiny pieces of artwork on my cards…