Every once in a while, we come across a body of work that feels like a long lost friend, fresh and familiar all at once. It is with enormous pleasure that we welcome Bole Road Textiles into the Fredericks & Mae home. Hana Getachew, designer of the collection, creates work in homage to her Ethiopian cultural inheritance and with an eye towards modern homes. Drawing inspiration from hyper local places in Ethiopia, the pillows shown here are variously inspired by the walled city of Harar, flowing two-layered skirts worn by the women of Konso and images of the the Omo Valley take by Spanish photographer Alex Franco.
Fredericks & Mae is thrilled to welcome the second generation of Tak Tak Goods to the family. Tak Tak is the creations of Risa Recio, who makes this collection of handmade glassware in Chicago, IL. Each piece is unique - little differences in the slant of a brow or the line of a mouth lending each one a personality of its own.
Narcissism has been in the national consciousness as of late - so when Suzanne Sullivan begin work on a new series of story telling plates (a sequel of sorts to the series that told the story of the Odyssey), its no surprise she turned to the tale of Narcissus. The story, like most good ones, is short in summary (self obsessed boy dies in rapture to his own image) but rather more involved if you go to the source. Ovid's original involves a non-binary prophet (Tiresias), a vengeful wife (Hera), the origins of the word "Echo", extreme hunger, and bisexual heartthrobs. Sullivan tells the tale on six plates - each of which come with a ceramic hand mirror rendered in silver luster. She said "I made the mirrors just to crack myself up! They are faux and one cannot make out one’s image! ( is it okay to laugh at one’s own mirror jokes, or am I cracking up!?)". Its absolutely ok.
For the first time Fredericks & Mae is offering a bundled package of all the cards and mailers we have in the shop. Its a great way to kickstart a practice of writing and receiving, letters in the mail. A small joy in these strange times.
it is with enormous pleasure that we welcome this collection of glassware to the Fredericks & Mae family! Each glass has a hand twisted rim of black/white glass - a sort of unique, irregular halo - and the straw is a totally tubular twisted delight. We wish you sweet sips from here on out.
There is an argument to be made for "the anonymous object" - a thing that blends in and does its duty with humble, invisible grace. There is also though an argument for objects that parade with flagrant abandon. Sophie Lou Jacobsen is a product designer who makes housewares that ripple, wiggle and jump with gusto.
Jonathan's practice is centered on painting - riotously colorful works that reference punk, camp, pop and craft. These clocks are an aspect of this practice that plays along the boundary of art and design - functioning as paintings, sculpture and timepieces simultaneously.
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.