October 25, 2014

In Style

My Favorite Things

Artistic expressions play a major role in architect Andrea Clark Grown's life.
 

mft.jpg1 “I’ve held onto these Marimekko sheets since 1984 and can’t find
any others with that proportion of black and white and the same spirit. I use them sparingly so they’ll last.”

2 This grass ball is a clever display for the set of German, hand-carved farm animals that belonged to Clark Brown’s grandmother. “They’re beautifully carved and primitive, and they still tickle my imagination.”  

3 “This is a gift from my husband [artist John Carroll Long]. It’s called Andrea, and it’s a memory characterization of me. What I love is how it’s rooted, and the arms are expressed as branches reaching out.”

4 “This is bold and associates with my sense of architectural  aesthetic. It’s a re-edition of a Navy Seal watch from World War II, and I love that it served the country and is at the same time very  contemporary.”

5 “This antique set of books by Letarouilly is called Edifices de Rome.  lived in Rome for two-and-a-half years, and I had the  opportunity to see almost all these buildings. I really love to go through the pages of architectural details and memories of the places I visited and sketched myself.”

6 “The piano has been with me my whole life, and it’s part of my identity. It’s a giving and receiving thing—it’s a delight to my soul and to others who enjoy what I play.”
 

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