Monday, June 1, 2009

JOHN DERIAN AND EYE CANDY

Decorated Gateaux

I know John Derian has received major coverage in magazines and design blogs for quite a while now, but, hey, the guy is just insanely good at what he does. His work is, well, just very appealing. A little something for everyone. His images and shapes really run the gammut.

Living so close to the beach here in Florida, I can get away with using colors that that make me happy. Between that and being an artist, no one expects me to decorate "seriously" and I take full advantage of that license, believe me! If I feel like hanging images of cakes on the wall, then bully for me! I had fun putting together a fantasy shopping list of some of Derian's decoupage pieces that would work perfectly for me here by the beach.

A Piece of Cake


Stork

Letters


His leather Moroccan puffs are just plain fun, as well as being multi-functional - these 2 were my faves.


The Pressed Sea Weed collection is gorgeous - these are just a few of the many pieces available. The piece directly below is exactly like the pink sea fans I have collected at the beach near my house.









You can shop John's website or if in Manhattan, check out his boutique in person at East 2nd Street. I even noticed that Liberty of London is carrying his work now.

28 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

I have been collecting John Derian for 15 years and have an entire collection of his work when he was still signing each piece. I met him when I was in NYC a couple weeks ago and he is lovely.

Ideezine said...

Nothimg says summer like bright colors and visuals that take the cake! I love the seaweed prints.

Bette

Sanity Fair said...

Every one of these is better than the last. I'd love the letter tray - to put in a vestibule and put actually LETTERS in - not junk mail! I'm trying so hard to write real letters instead of always emailing. I'm sure this would encourage me.

Alicia said...

Staring at his cake series, all day, would be a tickle & a giggle. The pink, turquoise, yellow, gosh even the browns all 50s nifty.
Isn't the best part that he indulges all your color fantasies??
Muted tones, watery images & then bamm!!! Color explosion!!!
My favorite coral is in my red post.
I appreciate your visit as well.

pve design said...

hope you will come to ny and I can take you there.
I love his work, so lovely.

SOPHIE DAHY DESIGNS said...

I have been a huge fan of his for years! He is amazing!

Shandell's said...

I am a huge fan of his, always inspiring. I am addicted to letters so the letter platter is my favorite here.

Christy said...

Well I live nowhere near the beach, but since I don't take decorating seriously, I actually paintings of cakes in my guest room. 3 of them. (paintings, not guest rooms!) By Janet Hill Studio...I love her work. These ones that you are featuring are lovely too. I want that bright pink pouffy. So pretty!

Karena said...

Adore his work and designs. My art arrived , Thank you so much!! Anne you are the best. I will post when they are framed.

Suzi@CollierWest said...

I love John's work too. I had the opportunity to do a behind the scenes tour at the studio a few weeks ago.
You can access the detail here:
http://bit.ly/ixOHQ

We also carry the largest Decoupage collection in the Midwest, if you are ever near Columbus Ohio.

And furthermore, he and his team are all really cool and down to the earth!

Best,
Suzi West
www.collierwest.com

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Well I obviously love anything having to do with cake... But those pressed sea weed collection pieces are just gorgeous.

Debra said...

Lovely work here Anne. So whimsical those first few- that appeals to me on so many levels. Off to check this out.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Anne,
I love his work and yet we don't see it here in Canada too much. I keep emailing him to add product to website but they never answer back. Guess i better get on the phone, maybe that will work. I live the top one. Hope your week starts off great.
XO

Averill said...

John Derian is definitely talented enough to deserve the ongoing hype. Those cake plates are great and I love the colors.

And whether you live in FL or no, no one should ever take decorating too seriously. :)

Pug1 said...

very nice, cheers! Michele

my favorite and my best said...

LOVE that piece of cake print. gorgeous colors. i love his aesthetic. heavily worn and old.

Sarah/Sassy said...

Fabulous!
I love the Pressed Sea Weed collection-gorgeous!

Heather said...

I love that cake image!

Parisbreakfasts said...

I have always wanted to go to his boutique. You have given me the much needed push.
I WILL go!
Merci1

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Aren't those wonderful? Lovely!

Happy day, Anne! Haven't talked to you for a bit but I'm still checking in with your lovely blog!

Joyce said...

John's work is beautiful! Oh the desserts look so real!! Thanks... xoxo

Laura Casey Interiors said...

All his work is so great. Thanks for the wonderful feature. love those cakes!

. Becca . said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Hope you're doing well!
XO

Marnie said...

love the puffs -we had one from morocco way back when - one of my sisters snagged it - i covet it!

the decoupage is beautiful - yummy desserts too

Maggie May said...

that lemon cake is totally charming.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Pressed Seaweed Collection is terrific. The yellow & the last pinkish one are my fav's. Lovely (:

maureen said...

I adore John Derian too & his work.I've never been to his NYC store, would have to check it out soon!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Love this collection...particularly the cakes!

 
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