Today visited one of my all time favorite shops in NYC: John Derian Dry Goods.
John Derian is a decoupage artist who makes wonderous pieces out of very quirky ephemera. My favorite is his "relationship series" of plates which were made from some poignant correspondence he found in the Algonquin Hotel.
I just love the note : "Sorry to appear insistant but I must have my trinkets. This is the last chance." Hilarious and very quirky.
The store also carries linocuts by the artist Hugo Guiness.
They are displayed to maximum effect in a variety of frames made of different colours and shapes. The effect is fantastic and is inspiration for my next show.