Last year we were completely mesmerized and inspired by the studio and colorful artwork of Montreal-based artist , so we decided to delve back in and ask her to do a Friday Five for us. The artist and designer made a mark in the art world with her vibrant paintings and more recently she’s expanded her offerings to include rug collections, a mirror collection, and furniture collaborations, including a series of hand-painted credenzas with Jeff Martin Joinery. Her work has not only made it into many private collections, it’s been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Interior Design, otona-nikibi2 (!), and Architectural Digest, to name a few. Below, the Canadian creative gives us a closer look into her world by sharing some of her favorite things.
I love jumpsuits. They make me feel good and are easy to wear. It’s like wearing a fashionable sleeping bag.
I listen to a lot of music. And, M.I.A., I admire her. A risk-taker, she takes political content to advocate for people who don’t have a larger voice. She is badass!
3. coffee [in Montreal]
In honour of Montreal! There are cute coffee spots all around town. I start my morning with coffee and brew some throughout the day.
4. my kids
My kids’ ground me. We have a lot of fun together. They encourage me to play and be less serious about life. I respect them a lot and love following their lead to see where life can take us as a family.
I coach teenage girls basketball. I play in a Saturday league with a bunch of super ladies. Complementary with art and business practices, basketball keeps me moving and clears the mind.