Sunday, April 29, 2007

Will Return Soon... with a Southern Flair!

Well... On Friday I will be making my 12-13 hour drive {depending on how fast the little Prism will go} to Atlanta! I'll begin my new posting regiment on Monday May 7th... It's my new goal to do a post a day... we'll see! I have some fun Philly stuff to post about once I'm settled & I'll be checking out some new Atlanta stuff as well! If any of you have any suggestions on where to start let me know! Anyway, until then- have a great week... I'll miss you Philadelphia!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Weego Home {Shop}

Nothing like logging onto the internet for a quick e-mail check and 2 hours later you've found some really great, inspiring stuff! God knows what led me to Weego Home but I sure am glad!


Lace Vases
Babushka Rug
Fiore Throw
Screenprinted Mirror- Houx Holly
Seeds Pillow
Duran Throw
Swirl- Rug
Screenprinted Mirror- Folklore
Owl Vase

Friday, April 13, 2007

Design Philadelphia 2007

Not doing anything on Saturday night? Come to the F.U.E.L. gallery to check out the freshest design in philadelphia. In conjunction with Design Philadephia 2007 - the guys of MIO curated a show to feature some of Philly's great design.

Date: Saturday April 14th 2007
Time: 6:00pm
Place: F.U.E.L.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Need to spice up your couch or your bed? JRitter Designs {my new home accessories line} has completed the newest round of hand screen-printed pillows and is now available online! Stay tuned because I'm about to launch more pillows, curtains, place mats & coasters to start. I'll also have coordinating stretched canvas pieces and screen prints on paper for the wall! The operation expands once I reach GA! I'll keep you posted. But, to hold you over check out or even buy a pillow! Enjoy!

shown: Molli Print & Emmi Print
see website for additional patterns & colors!

For my new home!

For those of you who may not know me personally, I am making the move south! As of May 5th (or maybe the 6th depending on leave time & traffic!) I will be a resident of Atlanta, GA. Interestingly enough, I was actually born in Augusta, GA but only lived there a quick 6 mos. before moving to Delaware. I'm so excited. And- even more exciting is that I am moving into a house! Goodbye 600sq feet hello 3000 sq ft! So much wall space to work with- and my amazing boyfriend is letting me have free reign over all the wall-art decorating! This weekend I met up with my long-time friend Candice whom I have posted about a few times. She and I had been talking about trading since the last time we did we were in college! {Think '01!} I've always been enamored by her work. She was one of the first artists that I really looked up to. {Candice was getting her MFA in Painting from MCA while I was getting my BFA their in Printmaking.} I remember thinking to myself- this girl's work is amazing! Anyway- we made a trade & I got Bunny Love - a water colour and gouache on paper! Stay tuned- when I get down to ATL I'm going to frame it... I'm thinking a cool oval frame... I'll post again when it happens! Thanks Candice! I'm loving it!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Museum of Arts & Design

Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting

For those of you interested in anything textile or fashion related I highly suggest stopping by the MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) before June 17, 2007 to check out this exhibit that spans the 3 floors of this relatively small (in museum terms) space. I stumbled upon this exhibit by chance as I went to the MOMA (across the street) on Thursday to see the Jeff Wall Photographs and the Comic Abstraction Exhibit. (Both were great, but this "lace" exhibit struck a cord with me...) It was great to see something other than a slick painting or a lit photo. Too bad I had to be in a "design" museum- but frankly, it doesn't matter- it's just great that this exhibit exists. And, it's only $9 for admission ($7/students) as opposed to the daunting $20 you'll pay at the MOMA. Anyway, you weren't allowed photographs- and they only had a few on their site for me to post here. So, if you can't make it in person- there is a catalog. I looked for it on Amazon- but to no avail. Now I'm mad I didn't buy it at the museum. Ugh. I'll have to return there! If you can't make it there is a note that you can order it via phone at 212-956-3535 ext 157. I looked through it- it's worth it. I think it was in the $40 range.

The work ranged from traditional lace work, to intense installation. Sheila Pepe has a pretty interesting "lace" made from a lot of man-made, non-delicate materials. And Edward Mayer's installation that spanned all 3 floors was a beautiful testament to the color white- a color most often associated with all things lace and subtle. He used furniture, string, wood anything he could get his hands on to weave an intricate, beautiful work of art. The pic I have included for him is of Drawing In, 2006 at the Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College. His installation at MAD was along this line of work.


Ed Mayer
Piper Shepard
Hildur Bjarnadóttir
Althea Merback

Moma Inspiration

I forgot how refreshing it can be to stand in front of a painting and see color that seems so unreal. Breathtaking. And to think- this was painted in 1906 and it had some of the best color I have seen in awhile.

Andre Derain : Bridge Over the Riou

The Moma and the Moma Design for the Table

I went to the Moma and the Mad (Museum of Arts & Design) this past Thursday and saw some great things! Above are some Tabletop items I found while browsing through the shop. I love the idea of the cut-out shape.

Cast Iron Leaf Trivet
Cactus Bowl
Mediterraneo Bowl