[Today we're launching a new column inspired by the talented women that inspire all of us here at Design*Sponge. Our goal is to celebrate their incredible style and talent and perhaps introduce them for the first time to a younger generation of artists, designers and design-enthusiasts. Stay tuned for posts on amazing women, past & present, like Peggy Guggenheim, Dorothy Draper and Hella Jongerius. -Grace]
You know that moment in a dinner party where there’s a lull in conversation and someone asks the question about dream dinner guests – there’s pressure to name someone obscure, smart and witty. I actually have no idea who’d I resurrect for the dinner party but there’s plenty of worlds I’d like to escape into – one designed by Frida Kahlo, Ray Eames or Peggy Guggenheim. I thought it might be fun to explore those different worlds, and who better to start with than Georgia O’Keeffe? In the summer 1929, Georgia O’Keeffe, looking for new inspiration, traveled by train from New York to the New Mexico. She became captivated by what she found and would return summer after summer, eventually moving permanently from New York, settling down at Ghost Ranch. (Architectural Digest has some great photos of O’Keeffe’s home at Ghost Ranch). She wore men’s shoes, a black Parson’s hat and simple black and white clothing and explored New Mexico in her Ford Model A, collecting bones and rock from the desert. I’ve always wanted to spend time exploring New Mexico. Diving into Georgia O’Keefee’s world has moved the trip to the top of my list. -Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Parson’s Padre Hat $149 2. bend seating $450 3. Brass Cow Skull Necklace $265 (New Zealand dollars) 4. drop glass tillandsia kit $40 5. sterling & turquoise concho cuff bracelet $125 6. Taos Ikat Sham $98 7. Kiva ladders $48-191 8. Tea Services Kyoto Japanese Tetsubin Teapot $55.99
See more Georgia O’Keeffe after the jump!
Image above: 1. Blythe blouse in silk $98 2. Hammock swing $230 3. live edge maple shelf $300 4. lucky horseshoe $5.05 5. nicole miller cow skull earrings $289 6. ladderback chair $245 7. river rock mortar & pestle $45