yippee- new classes!

i met anne mcclain through a mutual friend, and was really impressed with her beautiful fragrance line MCMC. she will be teaching two upcoming classes in my studio this fall. one is a saturday workshop, and the other is a much more intensive 5 week class. these may fill up really quickly.

one day workshop, saturday oct 23rd, 1pm – 5pm

tuesday evenings, 7pm – 8:30pm

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also, there are still spots available in two other great classes: october’s make your own t-shirt workshop and the november’s built by wendy blouse workshop, both with cal patch!

after seeing a book file on a computer screen for so long, getting the proofs is always really exciting. here are a few photos of the proof for brooklyn diary.

the 2nd and 3rd photos are from the ‘walk’ section of the book. i asked a few brooklyn designers to each map out one of their favorite walks. this one is hikaru furuhashi’s walk in greenpoint. the maps are all functional, so readers can follow them to find the artist’s favorite spots.

also joanna posted a few photos from tim & anna harrington’s ‘home’ section yesterday. tim’s band le savy fav’s new album root for ruin came out last month.

brooklyn diary is available at the discounted pre-order price for one more week.

this is a photo from the new home decor magazine anthology (debuting next month), started by meg mateo ilasco and anh-minh le. i styled this shoot of jen mankin’s apartment (owner of bird), and it was a blast! i haven’t done much styling work, although i’d really like to. jen’s apartment was a dream to work with… all her patterns and artwork, i loved everything.

photo via joy (who is also a market editor for the magazine!)

photograph by kirsten kay thoen

photograph by nidhi malhotra

photograph by brian w. ferry

photograph by sarah palmer

photograph by jessica williams

photograph by jen causey

photograph by jessica antola

photograph by jessica antola

a new book!

lines & shapes is now taking pre-orders for our newest book, brooklyn diary. i’m very excited about this one! we’ve been working on it all summer, and it’s been great to collaborate with all local artists. when maria and i discussed our plans for 2010 we decided to make fewer books so we could spend more time on each one (we made seven books last year– kind of crazy!). being able to spend so much time on this book means i was able to work with a long list of incredible artists, and the book feels very full– in a great way. brooklyn diary will be released on 10/11.

order now at a special discounted price! pre-order customers will receive their books on 10/7, four days before the release date.


about the book:

curated by lena corwin

brooklyn, old and new, is known for its diversity and creative spirit. brooklyn diary takes a look inside the daily lives of twenty-one brooklyn artists, documented by ten different photographers. a place that is both dirty and beautiful, artistic endeavors are abundant in brooklyn– from fashion and photography to organic gardens and distinctive food. the book is divided into categories of walk, eat, shop, home, and studio, and the artists profiled have shared their favorite (often lesser known) brooklyn spots, making it also the perfect, unconventional guide book for those planning to visit.


Lindsey Adams Adelman
Jessica Antola
Jen Causey
Brian W. Ferry
Hikaru Furuhashi
James Gallagher
Julianna Goodman
Jennifer Gordy
Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Tim, Anna, Benji & Casper Harrington
Nidhi Malhotra
Jen Mankins
Lisa Mayock
Caitlin Mociun
Pam Morris
Christopher Silas Neal
Sarah Palmer
Youngna Park
Christopher David Ryan
Sarah Ryhanen
Jennifer Sarkilathi
Shannon South
Bronagh Staley
Kirsten Kay Thoen
Breanne Trammell
Maria Alexandra Vettese
Candice Waldron & Maya Rose
Jessica Williams


see more images here.