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Friday, September 9, 2011

Take me to Ryantown!!

Wow, two art-related posts in a row. That's a first for me here on Baby Green. But my joy is uncontainable! With no mountain top to run to and shout from, this blog will have to do. I opened my daily Remodelista email this morning to learn that one of my all-time favorite artists Rob Ryan has opened a shop in London called Ryantown. Forget the mountain top, I need airfare to the U.K. immediately. And an art buying budget of a few grand. Not too much to ask for, right?

I have been coveting My Home (in Blue) since I first saw it years ago at Rob Ryan exhibit at the Earnest Cut & Sewn store in Manhattan's Meatpacking District:

Apparently Ryan has branched out into housewares including pillows, ceramic tiles and even tape, enough to fill a Columbia Road storefront in London, at least. I especially love this Everything Is Going To Be OK Ceramic Tile:

This book is the only Ryan piece I've been able to afford to date (although I have a good feeling someone is going to step forward with the airfare and art allowance, now that I've put it out there!). I've given it to a few dear friends and I have a copy of my own, as well. Even when I purged 100's of books in my move toward minimalism, this one remained a standout in my small remaining collection:

Ryan's adorable plywood growth chart, available through SCP:

And as if all that wasn't enough to make me say "screw the airfare, I'm going to just start swimming!!" Ryan has collaborated with London-based Mini Modern on this adorable Our Adventure wallpaper, available in 3 color ways: