Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wall Decor Take it or Leave It

Last year, at the Renegade Craft Fair at the McCarren Park Pool, I purchased one of Jenny Beorkrem's Posters. I adore her work. As you've probably figured out, I love living in cities. One of the best things about living in a metropolitan area are the distinct cultures that crop up within a city. I live in Caroll Gardens right now, a really family-oriented Italian part of Brooklyn. I used to live in the Village, which you probably know is eclectic in and of itself, full of students, and always awake. I have a lot of memories of the places I've lived, and think it'll be fun to have maps like these on the walls of my new home in New Orleans.

Like I said, I already bought one, but I want to exchange it. It's pink and yellow - I don't know what I was thinking, as it does not match anything in my apartment. Jenny has graciously said I can exchange through mail, and I'm trying to decide which ones to get and what colors. Brooklyn is a given, probably in black and white. But do I also spring for the Manhattan? Or the New York City? Do I also venture out into other cities? I love San Fran, and as soon as the Philadelphia one comes out, I'm all over it. Naturally, Boyfriend likes the Great Lakes one. Posters and screenprints are between about $18 and $30, and of course I'd frame them all nicely. But is it weird to have so many posters by one artist in your home? Besides the Brooklyn one, take or leave which posters? And in what unobtrusive color? Check out the website to see which ones are available, though I'm leaning towards b&w.


  1. i want the philly one... now.
    i'd say don't over do it with too many of them. they are pretty distinct and having more than one (or two) might make them lose some of their character. maybe one for you and one for Barry? i particularly like the michigan in blue.

  2. Nick made me get on the mailing list for when the Philly one comes out. We love!

  3. Depends on wall space. I say 2 or three. I've wanted one of these too!!