Friday, February 25, 2011

Artist Crush: Mimi Designs

Happy Friday! What a long week it's been; I was in Orlando for work all week, and although the weather was much nicer there than it is back here in Ohio, I'm still glad to be home! 

For those of you who don't know, I'm a big fan of art. I studied Art History in college and love spending hours in art museums. While in Orlando I saw some beautiful art that reminded me a lot of some pieces that my in-laws have in their home. It made me realize that up to this point I haven't written much about art. I'd say it's about time we fix that, don't you?

SO- let's start with an artist that my mother-in-law loves (I have to agree with her):  Marian (Mimi) Damrauer. Mimi is a Chicago-based fiber artist. 

She recently collaborated with Crate and Barrel to design a line of rugs: 

Crate and Barrel Sebastian Rug (not currently available on their site). I'm guessing it sold out!!! 

I especially love Mimi's textile collages, which are made from cottons that are hand-dyed, painted, cut, and machine sewn. 

Here are the three that my in-laws have in their home: 

Beautiful, right? I believe she makes prints as well! Check out Mimi's site here. Have you ever seen Mimi's work? It's really beautiful in person; you can appreciate all the work that is done by hand when you see it up close! I'd love to learn more about Mimi and her artwork. Perhaps a Shop Talk Interview is in order???

Have a great Friday! I'm so excited to start my weekend; I hope it involves lots of relaxation. I'm pooped (yes, I just said 'pooped')!!!!  


  1. Well, what can I say?
    She does FABULOUS work!
    It's even BETTER in person. We discovered her in Naples at an art show on 5th Avenue!

  2. Is that grasscloth?

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  3. I love the colors! They add so much to the room. Have a great weekend!

  4. Yes, it is grasscloth which we had seen painted; we decided NOT to paint new gc just yet!


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