Displays at Anthropologie…

Celia and I shopped a bit at an Anthropologie somewhere in Baltimore. It was in a mall – I don't know which mall. (I was never clear on where north was, there is no way I could find my way back to this mall.) The displays in the store were lots of fun. This one, made from clothespins, was behind the cash register.

ClothespinsAtAnthrologie-01 

ClothespinsAtAnthrologie-02 

What a simple, yet stunning, display! Simple objects used in a new way.

MapAtAnthrologie-01 

And then there was this map that had been either torn or burned apart. The pieces were stitched in place with what looked like heavy wool thread or very fine wool yarn.

MapAtAnthrologie-02 

Both of these displays look like "art" to me. Placed in a gallery, I think people would stop and pay attention to them. In a store, used as a display, how often do you think people think "art" when they look at these two pieces? Context is everything – which is something to keep in mind if you aspire to be an art quilter.

5 thoughts on “Displays at Anthropologie…

  1. I’m really enjoying all of your adventures in Baltimore. My youngest daughter starts school there on Monday, and is getting to know the city. It’s been fun to see your photos, and imagine that she might see these same places as well!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Like

  2. Hi Becky,
    I really love your new blog. It is always fun to check in to see what you are doing as well as what inspires you. Congratulations on being a 2nd time-mother-in law! I’ve enjoyed following along with the wedding updates. Great photos!!
    Lynda Milligan

    Like

  3. It was at Towson Town Center:) I saw it there too…and was just Googling “clothespin sculpture, anthropologie” because I wanted to do something similar in my house:) Now you can find your way back!
    Sonja

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s