Monday, January 16, 2012
( renee )
sweet, talented Renee of Anaise..
Q. Favorite colors / prints?
Pale shades of pink, grey, cream, black, and lately, metallics. I love subtle abstract or floral prints.
Q. Visually inspired by…
Tomboy style, people on the street, the wilderness, Ikebana, Japanese aesthetic, spatial arrangement, SANAA house. Books are an endless source of inspiration for me.
Q. Favorite designer(s), artists?
Isabel Marant, Mayle, Acne, Apiece Apart, Rachel Comey, Vanessa Bruno and A Detacher. I'm drawn to effortless, elegant pieces that you can just pull over your head and walk out the door.
Ruth Asawa, Mark Borthwick, Ashley Helvey, and Sasha K. are my favorite artists.
Q. Favorite book / magazine / art piece?
I find so much inspiration in Japanese books. The photography and styling is always top notch; I just wish I could read the language. I love how their definition of beauty is understated and tied in with the importance of function. My favorite publications are JSBJ (jesuisunebandedejeunes), Ku:nel, Here and There, The Gentlewoman, and Diner Journal.
Q. Recent home inspiration / creative idea?
I came across images of hand dyed indigo asa fabric with overlapping oval patches of fabric stitched on top. It was the most beautiful, delicate thing I had ever seen. Since asa fabric is thin and slightly sheer, I thought it would make a lovely window covering. I'm hoping to come across a few pieces on ebay or at the flea market and patch one together.
Q. Currently most excited about..
Learning how to play the guitar. My sister used to be a guitarist in a band, so I'm hoping to pick up a few lessons from her. ♦