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sneak peek: caitlin mociun

by Amy Azzarito

i’ve been a fan of caitlin mociun for quite a while – it was her tie-front dresses that first caught my eye – so easy and comfortable made with fantastically cool textiles. caitlin graduated from risd with a bfa in textiles and it’s no suprise that she brings that love for pattern, color and texture into her own home with the same (seemly) effortless cool that she brings to her clothes. (see more of caitlin’s home on flickr!) {thanks caitlin! and many thanks to lena corwin for the lovely photos!}amy a.

[Since it’s an open loft space, the challenge was to make it feel warm and welcoming but not to built it out in a way that tightens the space or makes it feel cluttered. I have a lot of little things and no storage space so I look for things that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing – I think you can take things that are kind of ugly and if they are  displayed the right way or put with the right things they can transcend their ugliness. I love antiques and things from thift stores – I think the reusing is important. When I do buy something new, I like to support working designers, artisans and crafts people even though those things are often more expensive. Quality is very important to me and I want the things that I have in my home to be beautiful and lasting. I love little things and will buy weird, small things just because they are small and then find something to do with them – like the tiny pots that I use to sprout clippings. I think this is why I like making jewelry so much. It’s tiny intricate sculpture!]

[I love all the combination of prints and colors here – and the neon pink cat toy on the floor adds the perfect bright splash of color.]

[photo above: Curtains that I printed. It’s one of my favorite prints, which is being reissued for my Spring 2011 collection. Yea!]

CLICK HERE for the rest of Caitlin’s peek (and all the images on one page!)

[photo above: I love these deadly squire sausage links. I think they’re funny!]

[photo above: There are no drawers in the house so I keep my cutlery and utensils in old jars]

[photo above: Hand-woven Mexican bird – found it in a thrift store. I have a mini collection on top of the frame – a coyote jaw bone, two stakes (in case vampires get in?) that my friend made for an art project we did years ago, a wooden bird and a vertebra from an unknown large animal. The little photo to the left is of my awesome grandfather. The plant is a cascading jade.]

[photo above: This is one of my favorite little groups of art in my house. There are two drawing by Alyson Fox – one of my dearest friends and collaborators. (editor’s note: see alyson fox’s sneak peek). Also there is an old painting that was my grandfather’s – it is special to me because my grandfather was awesome and my dad is a sea captain so it reminds me of previous generations. And finally there is a petrified sand dollar – a gift from one of my best friends.]

[photo above: Photos by Kara Healey. Camel/donkey bridal rope from Morocco.]

[photo above: I love that aloe plant! It’s also growing so well – I used to kill all plants but have learned to take care of  them so when they are doing well, I am really psyched.]

[photo above: A rug that Lena found on Ebay and thought I would like, which I did! I hadn’t seen anything like it before.]

[photo above: Two Mociun + Corwin pillows and a 10 Swedish designers pillow that I picked up in Stockholm last spring.]

[Books – part of my library of great visual references – on a bench that was found outside of my house.]

[Bathroom at sunset. My bathroom is my favorite room. I love all the different shades of white with the black and white tile floor. The plants make me feel like I am showering in the jungle – through which you see the city. It’s pretty cool.]

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