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sneak peek: lisa mayock of vena cava

by anne

lisa mayock is one half of vena cava. along with sophie buhai, the two started the company after graduating from parsons in 2003, and sell to about 150 stores globally, with key accounts such as barneys, saks and bergdorfs. they recently started a blog, where we regualrly post awesome street finds, recipes, inspiring photos, music and other things they love. today we’re so happy to share the brooklyn home of the stylish lisa mayock (it’s totally fun looking at her home in conjunction with her clothing collections). click here for more images of lisa’s home, and here to find all our fabulous sneak peeks! {thanks, lisa!} anne

[above: the dining room table was a street find (!!) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, near our Vena Cava studio. I couldn’t believe that someone was actually getting rid of such a great table, so I wasn’t going to take it- and the owner happened to walk out of his home right then. He explained tha the loved the table, but didnt have room for it in his new place, and proceeded to call me a car to take the table, take it apart, and help me load it into the car- so unbelievably nice!! The chairs are a score from the flea market in Brimfield, MA, which I recovered in African fabric. Brimfield is a killer flea market that happens for one week three times a year.]

view from my living room into the bedroom. I found this life-size porcelain monkey at Modest Designs on Wythe Street, which inspired me to paint this one wall dark navy so the monkey was more prominent. I love one dark wall in a white room. The chair- Im not sure if its a real wassily but whatever- is from housing works- their website is a total goldmine.


CLICK HERE for the rest of Lisa’s peek after the jump!

my bedroom, with a black and white striped Ikea rug with a vintage brown striped horse blanket over it (Ive tripped over the buckle and almost ate it innumerable times), a CB2 printed comforter, and a 70s black flocked poster that says “just bone me” This poster made me laugh out loud when I found it, and my partner Sophie suggested it go over the bed, which is now its new home.


my living room. The rug and white couch are hand-me-dows from my parents. I had the lucky timing of moving into my first real apt just as they were moving out of my childhood home.


my closet. The white hands are from an ebay store that just sells parts of mannequins- hands, feet, whatever you like, in bulk.
I love arranging these- theyre beautiful and slightly creepy.


my ’40s pink tiled bathroom.


an amazing white cutout lamp I found at Brimfield (many of my key finds are from here) It was knocked over by the wind recently and shattered, so I spent several hours epoxying it back together and then chained to the ceiling so it couldnt fall over again. The print it a Milton Glaser poster. I have several of his posters in my bedroom- I love his work.

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