our last sneak peek of the day takes us down to buenos aires, argentina to the home of eliza jane curtis, the mastermind behind the beautiful hand-printed greeting cards morris & essex. she describes her cards and apartment as reflections of her love of color, plants, animals and a bright jumble of vintage influences. i’m totally loving her space and it’s openness, which is definitely different from the architecture in maine, where she is originally from. check out more, full-sized images right here (photos by caitlin m. kelly). and don’t forget to check out her super cute site right here. [thanks so much, eliza!] –anne
[above: Living room seen from the stairs. This space is so huge. sometimes we have fun dragging the furniture around to switch things up or make room for ping-pong games or movie projections.]
The bedroom is sunny and white. The windows and door open out onto our terrace.
Most of the furniture came from the huge Mercado de las Pulgas flea market a few blocks away. The beard picture is by ashley g. I love her bearded men. This guy looks a lot like Mike. I made the paper cut-out. The bear-headed lady is from Oh My Cavalier.
This is our dining room. It was once an open courtyard but now it has a glass roof. There are still old tree stumps embedded in the poured concrete floor. I love how many older buildings in Buenos Aires blur the lines between indoor space and outdoor space.
The kitchen is little but it works fine. I recently enjoyed an inspiring interview with Mark Bittman about cooking in a tiny kitchen. I made the curtains using a carrot for a stamp. The bike print is from Chris Piascik.
i love these crazy bathroom walls. the couple that owns the apartment are friends of friends, they painted all these squares.
Sometimes I work on projects here. I do have a separate studio space, about ten minutes from home. The plastic swimmer is just one of the interesting characters in my little plastic figurine collection. Notebook is from Sukie. I made the yellow pattern painting and the folded-paper egg. It’s great seeing birds looking in at me through this window when I open my eyes in the morning.