Calder and Coppola
08 . 06 . 14
Creativity seems to run through all branches of the Coppola family. They collaborate on projects at various times as well. According to a tidbit ion the T magazine blog, Sofia Coppola recently photographed the look book for her cousin-in-law, Amanda Blake’s new line of clothing, Calder, in her own New York apartment. Blake studied at Parsons and worked in New York and Los Angeles before settling in Venice, California where her line is based.
According to the Calder website, “Calder is a line made up of pieces centered around designer Amanda Blake’s idea of creating beautiful, simple things–made to last. Inspired by designers and artists such as Nakashima and Arp who studied the spirit of a material and designed with this in mind. These artists used natural mundane materials such as wood, steel, clay and transformed the into pieces that have lived with us through the years. Calder is built upon this ethos and is a line of beautiful understated clothing crafted from simple cotton jersey that will live in your closet for years to come. As Nakashima chose his wood wisely in crafting his furniture, so has Amanda in choosing the finest cotton jersey that is made in the United States. Calder is accented by other natural fabrics that create a quiet, balanced and classic line made in California.”
This news was also an excuse for me to post photos of Sofia Coppola’s New York office from Le Monde that I found on A Lovely Being. And to remind you that if you haven’t read Sofia’s Guide to Paris in The New York Times, you should definitely check it out. It was published in 2006 but as we all know, not much changes in Paris, so most of it is still relevant today.
Bonne journée !
Calder photos by Sofia Coppola. Office photos from Le Monde.