16 December 2013

Enormous Crush: Ariele Alasko

Ariele Alasko photo taken by Kinfolk
I have the biggest lady crush on Ariele Alasko from Brooklyn To West. I've mentioned before that I wanted to share things that inspire me. Well this lady is at the very top of my list.

A tour of Alasko's studio by Design Sponge 
When I first stumbled across her about a year ago I sat my ass down and didn't move until I had looked over the images of every single post she'd ever done. Over the top? Yes, but I do not regret my actions.   I didn't say I read every single word cuz that would just be crazy. I'd like to think of myself not as a stalker, but as a passionately curious individual. If I lived in Brooklyn, would I try to find the same coffee shops Alasko likes in hopes to "accidentally" bump into her and become best friends...hell yes. But again that just makes me passionately curious.

Recently sold Faceted Walnet Spoon by Alasko

Alasko's hand written tag
Seeing her work and reading about her story stirs in me the needs and desires to build with tools imperfect, beautiful wooden and metal objects for everyday use. I have a "small" pile of wood just waiting for me to execute the ideas floating around in my head. Knowing someone has come before and how they got to where they are now makes me feel encouraged. Should I choose to I could become an artist welding furniture creator! But alas, for now I'll be stick with inks and paints applied to paper and wood.
Coffee Table Four by Alasko
Reupholstered and hand stamped chair done by Alasko
Alasko adding a butterfly joint to a cutting board

artist photo: http://www.kinfolk.com/practical-handicraft/
studio shelf: http://www.designsponge.com/2012/08/sneak-peek-ariele-studio.html
walnut spoon: http://arielealasko.bigcartel.com/product/faceted-walnut-spoon
hand written tag: http://instagram.com/p/WubbMGCEeq/
lath coffee table: http://www.arielealasko.com/p/tables.html
chair: http://brooklyntowest.blogspot.com/2013/02/projects-at-home.html
butterfly joint: http://instagram.com/p/W5PkGNiEZZ/

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