i had a pattern-filled day on wednesday… went to this exhibit on pattern samples (photos of catalog above), then to the old kinokuniya store, which is closing at the end of the month, so books are marked down 50%! (thanks again kelly!). and then stopped by secondhand rose, a vintage wallpaper store that i’ve wanted to go to for years. more photos below of the books from kinokuniya (i finally got the mina perhonen embroidery book, so happy about that. it was hidden behind a sign).

old kinokuniya location:
10 west 49th street
(btween 5th and 6th)

new kinokuniya location:
1073 6th ave
(btween 40th and 41st)

{ UPDATE } the prints are now available to purchase here. and more beautiful photos of them by maria here

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the port2port press shop will be updated tomorrow , with our winter prints set!
(saturday, 11am EST)

this is the first in a seasonal series, on which maria and i are collaborating… and i enjoyed it SO much. i’m realizing, more and more, how much i love doing collaborations with other artists. our prints are titled “frost” and were inspired by a photo that maria took of crystally frost on a window pane. the result was something different than my usual style, and i loved that maria’s idea pushed me to try something new, and work at a different scale. i’m so happy with the way they came out, and i really hope people will enjoy them.

~the details:

Winter Prints Set
with original drawings by lena & maria

set of two prints, handmade, numbered, 3 inks on each including metallics
small edition of 150 {125 for sale}
$18 per set + shipping

email maria to get on the mailing list and be notified when they are online

(photos above from a great thanksgiving and long weekend)

i’ve always passed on doing this when i’ve been tagged before, for some reason, but decided to do it this time…

i was tagged by jeana sohn
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as wellas links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
*5 facts about me*
1. my great, great grandparents were named lena and wolf seitchik. i thought about calling by business “lena and wolf”. I like the sound of it…
2. I’ve never eaten an oyster, i’m kind of ashamed to say… but i have a hard time eating foods that seem unappealing to me. {go rena!!}
3. i moved to new york when i was 20 years old. sometimes i can’t believe that was 10 years ago, but then again i can.
4. i walk gus around fort greene park every morning for an hour, and it’s usually my favorite part of the day.
5. if i went back to school, i’d want to study history.

I tag: sian, caitlin, roxy, cal, and jen