ISSUE 2  |  Artists' Studios

Walls, Windows & Floors: Children’s Artwork Collage by Jan Eleni

January 11, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Here's an answer to the perennial question of what to do with your vast collection of children's artworks: collages made from photos of individual art projects. New York City-based designer Jan Eleni, who specializes in family houses (see a NYC home she designed here), creates gallery-worthy custom collages using images of your child's artwork.

Eleni offers two versions of her collages: The original version is made of hand-cut archival-quality images professionally framed, with prices starting at $3,800. "The collages are a labor of love and very time consuming (I even iron out the artwork if needed)," Eleni says. She also offers a less-expensive custom collage that is professionally printed on one large sheet using pigmented inks; prices start at $750 for a 36-by-26-inch unframed print of 40 images; larger sizes are available as well. Contact Jan Elani for more information and to order.

Above: For her first collage, Eleni photographed 112 pieces of her children's art and fitted the photos into a grid, creating a colorful collage documenting a year's worth of creations.

Above: Each image is about the size of a business card; Eleni balances horizontally and vertically oriented images to create a balanced composition.

ISSUE 2  |  Artists' Studios

Furniture: Painted Windsor Chairs from Howe in London

January 11, 2011 7:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Last week we featured Christopher Howe's upholstered furniture (see Shopper's Diary: Howe in London); this week we're admiring his custom-painted Windsor Chairs ("We should all have at least one in a heart-rending color," Howe says).

Above: Howe's Windsor Chairs are traditionally made of beechwood; £225 each.

Above: Each chair features a small metal Howe plaque.

ISSUE 2  |  Artists' Studios

Fabrics & Linens: Wary Meyers Painting Pillows

January 11, 2011 2:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Portland, Maine-based designers Wary Meyers (the husband/wife design team of Linda and John Meyers) recently introduced a series called "Off the Wall and Onto the Sofa," a new take on decorative art. The cotton canvas pillows, sewn by Linda and hand-painted with pliable acrylic paint by John, are based on works of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, and Franz Kline. Each goose-down-and-feather-filled pillow measures 18 inches square and is backed in corduroy or velvet; $145 each. Go to Wary Meyers to see the range.

Above: Kline-esque 2.

Above: De Kooning-esque 4.

Above: Pollock-esque 4.