As usual the inspiration sources for our latest PATCH NYC collection are as varied as the materials we used and we used a lot of different materials! Astrology, spice markets in India, Josephine Baker, vintage children’s toys, camouflage, glitter, coin collecting, ornithology…the inspiration list goes on and on. Suffice to say that we took all that inspiration and all those different materials and we mixed them up in our creative blender to create what we hope is one delicious smoothie of a collection.
Elle Decor highlighted our adopted city of Boston with a fantastic guide to the city including the PATCH NYC shop! Read the complete guide right here.
To kick off Open Studios weekend here in the South End, we presented a welcome burst of spring time color with New Work by Elizabeth Grubaugh. Many moons ago we ordered Elizabeth’s stationery line for our first shop in New York and we’ve been fans of her work ever since. Our favorite part about Elizabeth’s art is her bold and fearless sense of color.
She has an amazing eye for mixing colors to create combinations that are unexpected and completely her own. For this show, Elizabeth presented a group of one-of-kind silkscreen pieces, a collection of small and large prints and an array of product incorporating her designs on fabric. With all of this wonderful new art around, we couldn’t resist creating some special necklaces inspired by the colors in Elizabeth’s work.
Elizabeth Grubaugh is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art. She worked in publishing as an art director before focusing on her illustration and art. After living in Japan and Manhattan, Elizabeth now lives in upstate New York where she is inspired by both the natural surroundings of her home and the urban setting of her art studio in Newburgh.