50+ Artists/Designers making holiday ornaments as a fundraiser for Fair Fight (30% of sales will be donated). All the ornaments are handmade, one of a kind, and shockingly affordable (almost all are less than $100, most are less than $50)! Deck your halls, bedazzle your tree, lets get merry - and also let's flip the senate! Pictured is Malfatti Glass's "Corona" ornament from last year - unexpectedly prescient, no?!
Laura Chautin's new collection of wallhangings continue her exploration of ancient motifs in vivid color. Picture, in your minds eye a Greco-Roman statue, white, elegant, and silent. Now, imagine it as it was in the time of its making - brightly painted, dotted with gold, clothed in vivid color! This new collection gives us a similar feeling of joy - work that gestures to antiquity, but with a fresh face and an eye for color.
Fake flowers have a complicated and long lineage going back to pre-recorded history: foliage is among the earliest motifs to appear in art. Paper flowers arrived immediately following the invention of paper in China around 100 BC - and the practice spread from there. Artificial flowers maintain a rare high brow/low lowbrow balancing act - plastic bouquets and ancient golden wreaths make for strange (but delicious) bedfellows. The flowers here are all recognizably based on real plants, but with enough fine artistry that they are elevated from mere simulacrum - these are objects in homage.
We Are Out of Office is the project of Felix van Dam & Winneke de Groot, both of whom are designers from Holland. They run a small studio with a screen print and risograph workshop based in a cherry orchard just outside Utrech. Their work celebrates small objects and found treasures from around the world.
A few months ago, in an earlier season of quarantine, we asked Lucy Pelletier to join us on a "Zoom Studio Visit". The three of us assembled - floating heads in floating squares - unnerved by the digital but happy to be there. Lucy carried us around her studio pausing in front of various shelves of work while Jolie and I peered through respective Zoom windows shouting "slow down!", "good lord!" and generally panicking. The work we saw was brimming with grace - objects at once stately and humble, kind and dignified. The great great (great great?) grandchildren of Mesopotamian artifacts and American Folk Art - with a healthy dash of Calder, this work is a joy to behold.
The largest ever drop of Joseph Algieri's Foam Fountain Lamps has arrived just when we need it most. Welcome to a future where the lamps are plentiful, the foam is supple, and the best is yet to come.
Hand written notes carry a kind of gravity that can be intimidating - they are so permanent, so formal, so... intimate. Like a home made meal, or a custom drawing - hand written notes are gifts of time and attention.
In May of 2018 we opened our first brick and mortar shop in Brooklyn. Here we curate an ever changing array of artists and designers. Pay us a visit, or explore the shop.
Fredericks & Mae believes in taking delight in decorating a home. As friends and creative partners we share a mutual love of gift giving. A well chosen gift is a way to connect.