the perks of having talented friends

April 10 2014

One of the great things about being a designer married to a designer, is that we have a lot of creative friends. One of the bad things about it, is that we tend to argue about making design decision in our home. However, there is one thing we definitely agree on, and that is our love for iconic architects.

Our non-designer friends always make fun of us for geeking out over things like tile in a hotel elevator, so I promise you probably don’t want to travel with us either. I forced my mom to tour around Mies van der Rohe’s school of architecture in Chicago against her will. Most people probably rather go shopping or to the top of Willis Tower, but I wanted to walk the halls that were once graced by one of my all time favorite architects. Totally normal.

So when we saw that our oh so talented friend Analy had started sketching some ideas for an Architect Series we just about died.

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via @analydiego

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I immediately contacted her to let her know how obsessed we were with this idea, and she kept teasing us through Instagram with even more icons that she had added.

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Clockwise from upper left: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Charles and Ray Eames, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid, and Tadao Ando

The next thing I new we had a package on our doorstep with prints from the entire serIes. I DIED.

I immediately picked up some matching frames at Ikea and found the perfect place for them above our fireplace.


I ended up only having room for four above the fireplace, so I picked our favorites and hung the rest in our office. I just love how our buddies greet me whenever I come through the front door. I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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Our designer friends can appreciate these when they first walk into our house, and for our other friends they have become quite the conversation starter.

Analy has recently opened an Etsy shop where she is selling these prints along with a TON of other incredible pieces. I am obsessed with her dog portraits (obviously). She is such a talented artist through several different mediums and I am seriously so impressed with every piece she adds to her collection. She does a lot of custom pieces too which I love. It’s so nice to have original art in your home regardless of the size or subject. Having architects hanging up may be strange to some, but they are personal and special to us. Isn’t that what art is all about?

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4 thoughts on “the perks of having talented friends

  1. kerri

    love, love, love! i’d be right there with you. i want to see things that interest me and speak to my soul rather than the standard touristy stuff. :)


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  2. Adrienne

    LOVE! Oh my gosh… what talent! I am so happy she has an Etsy shop, too :) More fun for everyone!


    Catharine Reply:

    Right?? They would make such great gifts too :) And I’m pretty sure you need a pet portrait of London!


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