Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Book Art



Did you know that every single Anthropologie store has their own full time artist to decorate the store? This is just one of the reasons that I am such a loyal fan. I chatted with the Portland Anthropologie's artist one day as she sat on a $10,000 couch stringing doilies and she was pretty much like 'Yeah, I have the most perfect job in the world.' Her sole responsibility is to take the theme that Anthropologie sends her for the season and come up with incredible, creative, inspiring art for the store involving clothes pins or cotton balls or paper or any number of other materials. It was almost enough to make me go to design school right then and there. 'Cause that's what it takes to get that job. But instead I just visualize whether it would look dumb to arrange a heap of cotton balls on my window seat at home. I'm not sure I could pull it off. And that's why I don't have that job. It doesn't even matter if you like the products Anthropologie carries, the displays are enough to draw you in and get you gawking. These pictures are from a current display at the San Francisco store...

2 comments:

Melanie said...

OK. I really like the book daisies, but I think that even in the Anthropologie store, sometimes the cotton balls piled up on the window seat look silly.

Mm said...

Your Dad and I often dash in to see what crazy, fun, repurposing the displays display. I had no idea they were different in the individual stores... that means if I see something interesting on a trip I can use it at home and no one will be the wiser... good news.