I’m a huge fan of Llubav’s ring pillows, so I was super happy when she agreed to show where she creates them!
Name: Llubav Choy Duerr
Location: Brooklyn – NY
Company: Llubav co
What is your aesthetic? Fresh and vibrant with a touch of vintage. I love giving new purpose to old materials and finding new places to showcase found objects.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? I work from home while I take care of my almost 2 year old. My magic corner really reflects my aesthetic in that is colorful, sweet and fun my workspace, like my life, can at times become extremely busy and complicated, but everything has its place, and over time everything serves its purpose.
Favorite part of your studio? My cute orange desk that my old boss Susan Hable passed on to me — She has great taste for antiques. I enjoy sitting there and letting my creativity flow.
Where do you go for inspiration? NY library, Nature, Bloom magazines, or an unexpected fun trip (especially up along the Hudson) can each be a source of great inspiration for me.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Needles. Can’t have enough of those to sew all those shimmery beads and sequins. I make my piece from scratch, so not having a needle would be devastating.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? Yes, a real studio detached from my home — a backyard barn studio would be a dream!
Anything else we should know? Yes, I’m working on an exclusive made-to-order collection that will be available next year. I hope to add textiles to my product line this year along with other goodies.
I’m 6 months pregnant with my second child so the creative juices are becoming more intense!
[images from Llubav]
When I first started getting responses to the card swap, I had to think about what I could do this year that would be different and special from past years. As the numbers rose well past 200, I had to think large scale since I send EVERYONE on the list a card! I enlisted the help of the INSANELY talented Randi Brookman Harris [whose wedding and styling I have adored forever] and Jenny Ebert [a photographer I adore!] to help me set up a card shoot that could double as a gift. Randi mixed in some stuff I owned with her own to create this gorgeous backdrop, and her dog Olive ended up getting into the holiday spirit as well! I’ll leave you this holiday season with some outtakes from the shoot….thank you Randi and Jenny for helping me with this! You’re both amazing amazing amazing!!
I’ll see you all back here in 2010…have a wonderful holiday filled with love and laughter!
Olive getting some direction from Randi for her big moment.
[images from Jenny Ebert Photography, top photo by me]
Jenny Ebert is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings
You guys really impressed me this year with your fabulous cards! Lots of great ideas for DIY projects that can be translated into wedding project…and these are only SOME of the cards I received! My mailbox was packed for days!! Stay tuned and I’ll be showing some behind the scenes behind MY holiday card!
[images from my hubby Chad]
This engagement shoot was a really refreshing change from the one I usually see shot in Brooklyn…you can’t always get shots done at the Tobacco Warehouse so these were particularly nice to see!
I would frame this one in a second…an amazing shot featuring the lesser photographed Manhattan Bridge.
I love this one shot in the reflection…make a rainy day not so bad after all.
I’m a sucker for shoots including pets, ESPECIALLY Frenchies!
[images from Comfort Studio]