sneak peek: deadly squire
today's sneak peek belongs to tim, anna and benjamin of deadly squire. since 2005 anna and tim have been producing a fantastic line of home accessories from their studio in williamsburg, brooklyn. i'm a huge fan of their giant trays printed with blackbirds, twigs and cameos but i'm an even bigger fan of their home. anna was kind enough to share a huge collection of photos of their home and office space so you can browse below or click here to see full size and extra photos of casa deadly squire. and of course, you can shop deadly squire's home collection right here. thanks to anna, tim and benjamin for sharing their home with us.
our son benjamin was born in september. he has had an impact on our home. first, my painting studio was sacrificed to become his bedroom. then came all of the STUFF. it has been increasingly difficult to have an orderly and designed home (even with a svan highchair, and ouef and hable in his room) with a rambunctious little boy. we do have plastic things- such as the "excersaucer" which he loves and is genius as it allows me to cook dinner but is hideous so is excluded from these photos.
benji's room is yellow and is my favorite room in the house - it is simple and so cheerful with lots of morning light... which makes getting up at 7am much easier. the artwork in ben's room is by friends amanda barr (her log is pictured above) and poul lange. and some of mine too.
our house is also heavily influenced by josef frank. i grew up with his patterns around me - my mother is swedish and is on a first-name basis with the folks at svenskt tenn... and i love his work as much as she does. he is a major source of inspiration for all deadly squire patterns- "feasting at the berry bush" is our tribute to him. you can see his textiles in pillows around the house and in the wall-hanging above our bed, and his candle stick holders encourage me to burn through boxes and boxes of candles from ikea.
the painting at my bedside (pictured below) is by another friend, julia von eichel... a local brooklyn artist. the photo above is of my parents on their wedding day. our dog, rerun, lies on our bed (she likes to be in photos and tends to follow the camera around).
the armchairs in the living room are covered in our "groundskeeper's cameos" which has been great because it hides stains very well. we have our DSQ office downstairs along with most of tim's records and, of course, his beloved video games (see new wee on shelf). artwork by another brooklyn RISD artist, melissa brown. band posters by the guys at fort thunder. as much as i love simple, clean, and neutral homes - they seem so peaceful - i can't seem to help having a home filled with vibrant color and lots of stuff.