In the Shop: New Work by Elizabeth Grubaugh

May 14th, 2014

2014-04-28_1398707866Beth Show172To 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.

Beth Show2722014-05-10_1399740314Beth Show372Beth Show472She 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.  2014-04-29_13987907782014-04-30_1398884901With 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.




In the Shop: Luna Moss and Spring Things!

May 12th, 2014

Luna Moss ArrangementsAfter what seemed like a rather lengthy and drawn out winter, the spring season sprang and to celebrate we introduced wonderful new botanical arrangements by floral and botanical designer Luna Moss to the shop.  Amy at Luna Moss has an amazing eye for combining unique and unusual plant forms with wonderful containers and vessels.

Luna Moss ArrangementHer sense of shape, color and composition has won us over and we are so pleased to have her work in the shop.  These tasteful arrangements are perfect gifts for any occasion.  Try one as a hostess gift to guarantee future invitations!

In addition to work by Luna Moss, we have filled the PATCH NYC Shop with other great new finds:

Rachel Eardley2014-02-18_13927408592014-03-29_1396115879Animal Heads

French Matches2014-03-19_13952579442014-03-27_13959563842014-03-18_13951651552014-04-19_1397933128Carved Marble Eggsa few familiar favorites….

PATCH NYC for Asiter de Villatte2014-04-22_1398200679LanternsWaylande Gregoryand our new collection of PATCH NYC scarves, jewelry and home accessories so stop by when you are next in the neighborhood!



In the Studio: A New Collection

February 22nd, 2014

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Where oh where did January go?

Here in the PATCH NYC studio, the first month of 2014 was a blizzard-like blur of activity as we put the finishing touches on a new collection to present at the NY NOW show.  While the snow was piling up outside, we were inside creating our own piles of beads and fabric as we designed new jewelry, scarves, bags and pillows.  Oh, and we managed to fit in time to create some new original art to show as well.  Phew.

Strands of metallic beads on the worktable

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Color fabric swatches for patchwork pillows

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Blue sequin ribbon used to border new art and detail pillows.


Sparkle fabric pouches with plush velvet linings


Detail of a tassel cluster necklace.


New scarves on display at the NY NOW show.


Don’s well-used paint palette in the studio.