From Easel to Arm Chair – Sarah Ashley Longshore

06 Aug

 "Evil Thoughts" - Source Sarah Ashley Longshore (copyright)
I thought I would add a little colour and cheer for the day.
Self taught New Orleans based Artist Sarah Ashley Longshore has a kooky style which is specific to her and, whilst simplistic, you cannot help but have a little smile on your face, with the humour that they hold…especially when you read the titles.  Her style and art work has won her a few admirers over the years, with an impressive collector list including Hollywood stars such as Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Eli Mannning, Director Paul Weitz, Cinematographer Jimmy Muro as well as the New York based fashion designer to the New York socialite scene Alvin Valley, it is fair to say she has taught her self well.
For those Twighlight Fans, she has even had  her works in the set for one of the recent movies….(although I think that one is lost on me as I have never succumb to the Twilight saga…!)
"Shirley Temple Getting Bombed" Source Sarah Ashley Longshore (copyright)
"Woman" - Source Sarah Ashley Longshore (copyright)
Not content with expressing her whimsical style on canvas, Sarah has begun to incorporate some of her pieces onto furniture… ensuring that the loose nothing of Sarah’s Kooky style….
For all naughty little princesses sent to the naught corner…..

And then came Anthropologie……

Sarah Ashley Longshore was then asked to produce some works for Anthropologie in 2009, and I love the collection she has produced, from chairs to tea towels there is a little whimsical for everyone…. which is your favourite?
This Danish chair has been uplifted with Longshore’s style print….

…My favourite has to be these lamps……

But for a hint of Longshore whilst drying the dishes…. or you could always frame them for a print instead… there are a few tea towels to add to the collection.

 ….or these portuguese inspired bowls

 Let me know what you think………… on with the colourful journey………

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9 responses to “From Easel to Arm Chair – Sarah Ashley Longshore

  1. This Sydney Life

    August 6, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I would like the Danish chair, please BCD. I have a birthday in October.

  2. interiorapartmentredirect

    August 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

    wow this is so joyous! I adore the bowls! xxx Cat

    • birdcagedesign

      August 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Hi Cat

      Thank you for stopping by. They are great arn’t they. 🙂

  3. EverydaySparks

    August 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    These are brilliant, BCD – I’m with you on the lamps, I love them. But I am also quite taken with that “Evil Thoughts” as well as Shirley Temple. That sort of kooky style is right up my street! 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      August 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      I thought they might appeal to you, they would certainly create a talking point, I think they are really fun! 🙂

  4. Iris Interiors LLC

    August 7, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I love the first piece with the pig and popsicles. Would you consider it pop surrealism? I would also snatch up that Danish chair in a second. Beautiful post!

    • birdcagedesign

      August 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

      🙂 That is a good name of it, it is very cute. I think the danish chair is a winner too!!!


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