Stuffed Hipster Emblems

Stuffed Hipster Emblems is an experiment in media and meta-narratives — soft sculpture replicas of iconic goods using the very levers that invoke such fetishism among enthusiasts of artisanal, small-batch goods (single origin, scarcity, tactile materials, handmade processes). Read more.

California Livin’ (Saturday mornings at The Mill)

Outside Insiders

The Pinterest Home

 

Crafted Coffee Culture

“The subtle sourness and the lovely chewy texture of the Country Bread brings you a whole new level of discovery. The Sun shines through the cotton clouds and the birds chirp a love song. I don’t agree with a lot of the reviewers who are made because it’s $4 for toast. First things first, it’s not toast. It’s good toast.”

Tran from San Francisco, Yelp review of The Mill, San Francisco

Beans with Provenance
Colombia Andino beans from Four Barrel

Fiberfill, wire, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
6 x 3.25 x 2.125 in
2012

Baristas with Skills
Latte with leaf art from The Mill

Foam, fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
3.125 x 6 x 6 in
2015

Bakers with Personality
Dark Mountain Rye from Josey Baker Bread

Foam, fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
4 x 12.25 x 6 in
2014

$4 Toast
Dark Mountain Rye with cream cheese, black pepper, and sea salt

Foam, fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
1.5 x 7.25 x 7.25 in
2014

Mason Jar Mania
Meyer Lemon Marmalade from The Cook and Her Farmer
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss, baker's twine
5.25 x 3 x 3 in
2014

 

Outside Insiders

“It was a rainy NY day, and Tribeca was as empty as I’d ever seen it, but the welcome I received was lovely. It’s a real experience walking into such a beautifully thought out space, the smell of timber and fresh leather, the creak of the floor boards...”

Pete from Brisbane, Australia, Yelp review of Best Made Company, New York

Escapist Reading
Vintage Signet Classic Paperback of Thoreau's Walden
Felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
7 × 4.25 × 0.5 in
2014

Nostalgia for a Youth We've Never Known
Sling shot from The Original Tree Swing
Hardwood dowel, foam, fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
10 x 5 x 1 in
2015

Gather ’Round the Campfire
American Felling Axe in Flashman from Best Made Company
Hardwood dowel, fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
35 × 7.5 × 1.5 in
2015

Smells Like Spirit Animal
Cabin Spray in Sierra Granite from Juniper Ridge
Fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
6 × 2.25 × 2.25 in
2014

Labor Ready
Red Wing 6" Moc Toe Boots
Felt, fiberfill, cotton cloth, grommets, embroidery floss, nylon laces
6.5 x 13 x 4.5 in each
2015

Too Beautiful to Use
Artisan painted canoe paddle in Rawhide from Norquay
Hardwood dowel, basswood, foam, felt, fiberfill, cotton cloth
57 × 6 × 1.25 in
2015

The Great Outdoors Experienced in Pixels
Idyllic landscapes on Instagram

Felt, fiberfill, cotton cloth, nylon cord, embroidery floss
4.875 × 2.375 × 0.3 in
2015

 

The Pinterest Home

“Possibly one of the best curated shops, of its kind, in the city. Need baby booties with angora trim? Air plants nestled into burled wood blocks shaped like quartz? A really good vintage military jacket, or what about a horsehair duster with a beautifully turned handle made by seeing-impaired folks? That and more, I tell you.”

Antoi from San Francisco, Yelp review of General Store, San Francisco

Garden Apartment
Succulents
Fiberfill, cotton cloth
8.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 in
2013

Garden Apartment
Succulents in geodesic planter
Fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
9 x 7 x 8.5 in
2014

Garden Apartment
Phalaenopsis
Hardwood dowel, wire, fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
21.5 x 9 x 5 in
2013

DIY Weekend
Paint-dipped milking stool
Hardwood dowel, foam, felt, cotton cloth
18.5 x 13.5 x 13.5 in
2015

 

Foodie Food Groups

“The scent of chocolate assaults your senses and hangs heavy and warm in the air of the shop. For some, it’s overwhelming, but for me, it’s the best kind of smell there is. At the counter, you can pick up an assortment of truffles and treats based on the signature bars and sample the latest creations. Prices aren’t cheap, but for decadent and artisanal chocolate, they shouldn’t be.”

Kelsey from Chicago, Yelp review of Mast Brothers Chocolate, Brooklyn

Pickled Probiotics
Assorted vegetables, cutting board, and paring knife
Foam, fiberfill, felt, armature wire, cotton cloth, embroidery floss, glass jars
Approximately 9.5 x 12 x 12 in
2012–2014

Borrowed from the Old World
Cured meats, chili peppers, and garlic braid
Foam, fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss, butcher's twine
Approximately 36 x 48 x 12 in
2012–2015

Sous Vide for One
Crème brûlée and kitchen torch
Fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
Approximately 7.5 x 5.25 x 6 in
2014

Sous Vide for One
Asparagus with butter
Fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, vinyl
0.5 x 14 x 11 in
2014

Sous Vide for One
Salmon with lemon
Foam, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss, vinyl
2 x 14 x 11 in
2014

Sorry, Detoxing
BluePrint juices
Felt, fiberfill, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
7.125 x 2.25 x 2.25 in each
2015

Triple Cream Dream
Cheeses, crostini, and Opinel knife from Cowgirl Creamery
Foam, fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
Approximately 4.5 x 15 x 11 in
2015

Art and Science
"Binchotan, Tokyo Inspiration" from Alinea
Foam, fiberfill, cotton cloth, pom pom, embroidery floss
9 x 13 x 3.5 in
2014

Art and Science
"Lobster, Curry, Earl Grey, Grapefruit" from Alinea
Felt, fiberfill, cotton cloth, pom pom, embroidery floss
1.25 x 9 x 9 in
2014


Collectible Confections
Milk Collection in Cow, Goat, and Sheep from Mast Brothers
Felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
6.125 x 2.875 x 0.3 in each
2015

Seasonally Available
Red Currant from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Fiberfill, felt, cotton cloth
5 x 6 x 3.5 in
2012

Collectible Confections
Artisan Collection in Almond and Sea Salt from Mast Brothers
Felt, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
6.125 x 2.875 x 0.3 in each
2014

 

Curious Feast: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists

Curated by Naz Şahin Özcan

Super excited to have have some work featured in this box set published by Princeton Architectural Press alongside artists Caren Alpert, Brest Brest Brest, Patricia Curtan, Michele Humes, Melinda Josie, Naz Şahin Özcan, Joël Penkman, Alex Proba, & Wijnand Warendorf. Now available at papress.com 

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