Dan Golden, the illustrator/artist whose irreverent designs I have shared with you in his fabulous carpets and pillows has created some designs exclusively for one of my favorite home decor stores, Crate and Barrel's CB2.
The six items Dan designed exclusively for the store include the following two ceramic mugs, one platter, two plates (dishwasher and microwave safe) and pillow.
Shop for the above items here.
Below is an interview with Dan Golden by Sandra for CB2's blog, In The Loop.
Artist Profile: Dan Golden, Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Where was your favorite place to live?
I haven’t found my absolute favorite place to live just yet, but can tell you that it will have lots of space and incredible views.
What’s your favorite room in your home?
Either the living room or the bedroom; the living room because it’s filled with art & design books, paper, pens and inspirational objects. The bedroom because it’s where we can just chill out and rest/think.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Experiences—alone, with friends, with new people…making connections. And the usual suspects: artists, films/filmmakers, designers, music, books, etc.
What do you drive?
Well, I drive a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta, but I would really love to drive one of these: a vintage Jaguar e-type, a 60s Mercedes 220se, or a BMW model 2002. One day.
What one item do you wish you owned?
Hmmmm….maybe a Rothko.
What are your interests outside of design?
I love comedy/comedians, movies, music, technology, graphic novels (Daniel Clowes type stuff), napping, running, and laughing.
Form vs. Function?
Form and Function, but not necessarily always at the same time.
Your personal decorating style is?
Minimal and vintage.
What’s your favorite element/possession?
Can a dog qualify as an element? If so, then definitely our dog Nutley—he brings a lot of happiness and humor into our lives.
What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Probably my vintage Rolex watch. I obsessed on getting a classic stainless steel oyster perpetual Rolex watch for a long time and finally found the one I was looking for. It has a certain personal significance to me so it’s a very special possession/indulgence.
Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
Draw on your walls.
What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Years ago—when I was a waiter/aspiring singer-songwriter—I met Tom Waits. His advice was to be original and not try to be like anybody else. This advice was simple and true, and applies equally to being a designer.
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