Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rina Matea: Lucia

Severina and Matea are the names of my grandmothers, and I'm naming my little collection of handmade pieces Rina Matea -- after these two wonderful women. I only have the sweetest memories of my mama and lola, and each piece I make carries with it a little joyful thought inspired by these amazing women.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Four Years Later: Ibbie

In 2004 I took a trip to Tokyo, and after Mika Kato, Yayoi Kusama, Hina dolls, Muji, and Puroland, it's no wonder I came back to New York telling everyone who cared to listen that I was going to start making dolls and toys. Since then I have been making dolls for friends.

Friends, meet Ibbie (named after one of my favorite people in the world, Isabel Consuelo T.):

And since she's everything like Isabel, Ibbie has a big, generous, and kind heart.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Inspiration for Play

I've been working on a few projects when I am able (late at night, crack of dawn). I know, I've promised to post some pictures of some completed projects. But not yet. In the meantime, take a look at some sources of inspiration:

English artist, Julie Arkell. Available at John Derian.

Jess Brown. Available at Twig.

Apolline a Paris. Available at Orfeo.