Mumbai taxi ceilings

Much has happened since my last post... I'll try and catch up.  One was a trip to Mumbai which was amazing on so many levels... as a designer, just hopping in and out of taxis was inspiring and slightly psychedelic ... Its common in Mumbai for taxi drivers to customize their cars with vibrant prints, they spend the whole day in them and want to feel good.  It would be beautiful if the NY cabs could do the same...


Ethereal Cosi scarf

First silk screen samples of my Cosi Fan Tutte scarves arrived! needs a little tweaking and then available in September at the Metropolitan Opera! Love how it became so ethereal on chiffon… 


Designer showcase at the Met tomorrow!

I'm doing an exciting designer showcase at the Met Opera tomorrow in conjunction with opening night of La Boheme.   When I first moved to New York, nothing could keep me from the opera; I got permission to sketch at the rehearsals and that led to my working closely with the Metropolitan Opera to design scarves inspired by their productions.  Come if you're close by!  I'll be in the lobby with scarves and stories.



Through the Esophagus

With a roll of bubblewrap, a tunnel and a projector -carwash style, the kids walked through a 40ft long animated spiral and into the belly of the beast at ps41 



The big mouth


Its haunted house time, I made a giant mouth for the kids at ps41 to walk through (I'm glad its off the living room floor) They walked into an asophagus, through a long animated spiral



Innovative printing

I was asked to art direct a fun project for Prestone Press to showcase this new printing technique that uses 3D raised transparent inkjets.  It was a commercial project and well, it just won a SAPPI award for Prestone Press! The Sappi award is regarded as the worlds most respected accolade of excellence and innovation in printed communications.  Prestone Press and Rob Adler are the most innovative in their field and I'm proud to have been part of this creative project!




Scarpe Dell'Opera

My Scarpe Dell'Opera scaves - celebrating the rich history of operatic costumes based on original shoes housed in the Met Archives and worn on stage by famous opera stars - ARE  ALL PRINTED UP and on display!  now available exclusively at the Met Opera. Here's the link...  




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