Saturday, March 13, 2010

TableArt Event with Kelly Wearstler

This past Thursday evening, I met up with friend and fellow blogger Christian May of Maison21 for an event at TableArt on Melrose Avenue featuring Kelly Wearstler and her line of dinnerware for Pickard. It was an intimate event and Kelly was on hand to sign copies of her latest book, Hue, among chatting with many of the guests.

The highlight of my evening (aside from M21's ability to silence a room) was seeing Kelly inspired by the fashion of other guests. With M21 & I standing beside Kelly, she picked up her iPhone to snap a picture of a girl in a slim fitting camel colored coat with over size, unique textural buttons (I think it was the buttons that intrigued her). I overhead someone say something to the effect would it be inspiring the next project. Like many of us designers, being able to capture a photo of something (whether it's architecture, a textile, nature, or in this instance, fashion); these are the things that lead us to be inspired and create. I can't help but wonder what is on Kelly's iPhone camera and would love to see the images she captures and how that translates to what she designs. So Kelly - if you are ever so inclined to share with us what you photograph on a daily basis, I am sure many would love to see what captivates and inspires you!

On the subject of inspiration, here is the line of china for Pickard designed by Kelly:

Table setting and guests at the TableArt event.

{For more on the event and to see a picture I took of Kelly & Christian, read M21's post here.}

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