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Behind the Scenes

Snapshots of Suz

June 1, 2013

Snapshots of Suz

A few behind the scenes snapshots of our MUSE series photo shoot with Suz Slezak, member of The David Wax Museum band. You can see the sun and the camera fighting for her attention. 

Snapshots of Suz
Snapshots of Suz
Snapshots of Suz

Window Design

May Flowers

May 26, 2013

May Flowers
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INSPIRATION: For this window, we wanted to make a magical paper garden, cultivating voluminous folded flowers. We'd like to think we helped inspire the first blooms of Spring to don their colorful new dresses.

[Window Designer: Thea Price-Eckles]

Window Design

HOW-TO: Five Petal Origami Flower

May 9, 2013

Instructions for the five petal origami flower ball featured in out May window. Make smaller ones around the holidays as ornaments. Try using vintage magazines for folding!

1 - Start with a square of paper.
2 - Fold the square in half into a triangle.
3 - Fold the outside corners to meet the top corner creating a square.
4 - Open the inside edges (the seam running down the center of the square) and fold to meet the outside edges on both sides.
5/6 - Open and crease out the last fold you made creating a diamond shape.
7 - Repeat on both sides.
8 - Fold down the top corner of the diamond.
9 - Repeat on both sides.
10 - Fold outside edges in along previous fold line to return to a square shape.
11 - Repeat on both sides.
12 - Place double stick tape on flap.
13 - Fold over the other side and press closed (do not crease).
14 - Ta-da! You have made your first petal.
15 - Make four more for a total of five petals.
16 - Place tape on one side of each petal flush with the edge. Assemble all five petals together to make a beautiful flower!

If you would like to take this further, you can make twelve of these flowers and assemble them into a ball! Using different colored paper for each flower adds demension and interest. We only made half of one.

Artist Interview

Gloria Pacosa

May 8, 2013

How did you get started?
I guess I have spent my life making things. Learned to sew when i was 6 or 7 and my dad taught me to garden then as well. I was fortunate to have incredible art teachers in junior high and high school who encouraged me to continue. I got my BFA in glass and ceramics at mass art, and have been making a living by making things since college.

I blew glass, was a doll maker, book binder , gardener. Now i spend my time working in my garden , taking care of my beautiful home and cooking for a living.

What do you love about your job?
I love lots about my job. What better job than to live in a beautiful home that I decorate and repair and share it with people for special events. Opening up our home for monumental events in peoples lives is really such a gift. How lucky am I to be able to share in ones wedding or memorial and be able to make their incredible day beautiful. It's quite wonderful.

Gloria's home in Ashfield, MA

See more at www.gloriosaco.com

Artist Interview

Briana Erin

April 30, 2013

Meet Briana Erin: the beauty, brains, heart, and hands behind our newest jewelry obsession, Tat2, a collection that mixes metals and old charm with crystals and a modern edge. There's both an exuberant energy and laid-back cool to LA native Briana that makes you just want to hang out with her. We're honored she's making her way all the way across the country to bejewel and bedeck everyone at Ode. Shop her current and not-even-out-yet collections here at ANO this Friday, May 9th, 6-8pm. Now, from the artist's mouth:

How did you get started?
I come from a very artistic family, my dad is a sculptor so I grew up around art. I was always selling jewelry when I was younger and when I graduated from RISD, my mom and I started this company.

What do you love about your job?
What girl wouldn’t love designing jewelry she then gets to wear?

If you were a piece of clothing, what would be and what color/pattern?
A great pair of black boots

What's the first line in a book about your life?
I am a passionate artist who gets to do what she loves for a living.

Where do you find inspiration?
I am very inspired by vintage jewelry, fine arts, as well as my travels. This picture was taken in Rome on a recent trip to Italy. The trip inspired me, all my collections from within the last year are all named after Italian Cities. It's architecture and sculpture at its finest.

What are your plans for the future?
To continue to grow my business and my Tat2 fan base.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
My dad always says “the heart to conceive, the hand to execute.” Meaning act from the heart and make your dreams realities.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about yourself?
Natalie Portman

When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Probably the other day, hearing my mom laugh makes me laugh.

Join us Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm as we welcome Briana Erin and her entire collection of Tat2 Designs jewelry.