The first thing you have to know about these planters is that they are stunning self contained singular sculpture gardens. The second thing you have to know is that the planters are built in two parts: the top, featuring a drainage hole, holds the plant; and the glaze-lined base collects excess water, allowing plants to thrive with proper drainage. Each comes paired with a specific plant - a ready made living totem of elegance and grace.
Wilderness Bodies was formed out of the interdisciplinary studio practice of Kim Mullis around 2010 and has been moving and shaking ever since. Kim's practice is a diverse and churning world - producing furniture, paintings, housewares and installations. There are clear aesthetic through lines but the material innovation and experimental processes are the ties that bind. The resulting work has a kind of nostalgic, timeless quality - Sottsass doing set design for a Full House reboot set in 2050.
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.
Who knew that, "Wash your hands!" would become one of the enduring anthems of 2020? Not us! We gathered some work that's meant to help you when you are in a state of cleansing. Washing one's hands is a simple ritual - a small act in support of both personal wellness and the public good, but what a joy to be in the center of that Venn diagram!
Most objects tell stories but Laura Fischer's sculptures tell them with a rare grace. These stones, adorned with fine lattice like nets, chronicle the patience, practice and labor of their making. They hum, exuding a kind the calm that we can all use during these troubled times. I think of them like hand held meditations, with greater gravity than their size suggests.
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.
These brass hands come to us from a pair of hands in Tucson, AZ - Yuyu Shiratori's to be precise. Yes - these hands are hand made. Yes - Yuyu Shiratori is a kind and gentle soul. Yes - your money will be in good hands with these hands. Yes - My hands are small, I know, But they're not yours they are my own... In the end only kindness matters.
When Leslie Buck designed the iconic Anthora coffee cup sometime in the 1960s, did he know he had birthed greatness? When Suzanne Sullivan made a high tea service in homage to that same cup in 2020, we knew at once. This is a 19 piece tea set wrought in porcelain and gold, adorned with that classic blue and white motif - the ultimate high/low high tea.
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 of work by Laura Chautin gives me us a similar feeling of joy - work that gestures to antiquity, but with a fresh face and an eye for color.
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.