Winter has arrived, and with it, a wonderland window display by the one-and-only London Kaye.
She’s a Brooklyn-based artist, and we’re delighted she took the train to Manhattan to spend the morning constructing and snow-flaking our Studio inside and out. She even went the extra yard and yarn-bombed the tree by our door!
She’s been featured in stories by many impressive publications (The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Elle, and more), and has crocheted pieces for some major brands (Starbucks, anyone?). But she holds true to her first passion: making people smile. Despite all this well-deserved attention, her work is born from street-art, and that’s where she always returns, hanging art in public spaces from NYC to Venice Beach, Rome to Mexico City.
London has a background in dance, which is particularly apparent in this design – a whimsical girl standing in pique, a ballerina among snow flurries. Her background in movement helps her think outside the box – her yarn crafting bursts from a standard window display, to the walls of the building, to metal bike racks near the street. This 3D quality to the scene she’s set gives the impression that you’re walking through this special yarn moment. And invites you to pause, wherever you’re hurrying to, and notice the details.
These photographs are the work of Ana Gambuto, who captures the sweetness & the little things in many lovely ways. You can see more of her work here.