Hi there! It has been awhile since the last post. Roger and I are very busy working on a few fall projects to come, so in the meantime I would like to post a few pictures of some of the shops you can find Roger’s work. I have already posted a few pics of the shop Platform in Highland Park, so I am focusing on two others this time. The following photos are from the shop Shelter Half, in Los Angeles, and Bespoke, in Truckee, CA. And a small inclusion in the L.A. Times!
Not too long ago we were contacted by our friend Heather River who opened a shop in Truckee called Bespoke. As an artist herself, she makes amazing pieces with textile, and practically every other material she can get her hands on. Most recently she is focusing on baby goods. We always knew she would have a great shop, and after so much hard work she fulfilled her dream on the river in Truckee. She has such great taste and Truckee needed her eye to help curate a wonderful space….which she has DEFINITELY done! With the help of her family, Brian (super talented musician) and little Orland (cutest child in the world), she is living the dream, and we are sooooo happy for them. Here are a few shots of her shop. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go and check it out while on your Tahoe vacation, the shop is right on the river, and I know it will be nothing but a positive experience for anyone who walks in.
When we lived in Tahoe Heather was one of those people we instantly clicked with. She dreams big, and has the talent to match, and we are very grateful to have stayed in touch with her family. She was the first person who really made it possible for me to get my paintings onto fabric. I always wanted to do it. Heather made it happen. We collaborated, and Heather made some great wrist cuffs and skirts with a few of my paintings turned textile. They were sooo cool! Unfortunately that was before “instagram” and “facebook” and documenting everything and anything under the sun, so there are no photos of the finished pieces. But one of my friends still wears his cuff to this day….
Shelter Half came about thanks to a great duo of women (Susan and Carrie) who introduced Roger’s work to them. Originally meant to be a “pop-up shop” it has proven to be a great experiment, and hopefully will stay open indefinitely. It is probably the coolest shop/space I have ever seen. They have such great, well-made pieces by many different designers/artists. Stormy Monday rocks just about everything they get their hands on (not to mention their logo is genius). Roger’s work really sings in the space, as though it has found it’s home. This can be hard to find sometimes in such a big city. Also, the energy in that space is just magnetic, and the woman, Virginie who runs it is a ray of sunshine!
Thanks Heather and Virginie for believing in and supporting art!