Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A Bit of John Derian
My daughter's career often takes her to New York and when she
happened to be there a few years ago, on one of her regular trips, she
got me a lovely little handmade decoupaged tray by John Derian. As I
was thumbing through my December copy of Elle Decor, who are they
featuring in their 12 Things I can't Live Without article, but Mr. Derian
himself! One of the things we have in common is our love of the film
I Know Where I'm Going with Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey. I knew
we were simpatico.
He has a wonderful East Village shop full of charming creations made
from vintage ephemera, something I am crazy about anyway, pasted
onto glass. Here's my darling little bit of John Derian. It's a glass tray
about 9" x 4", with a vintage piece of ephemera with a bird design
decoupaged behind the glass. The photo doesn't do it justice, it's
actually very luminous and lovely!