Friday, December 17, 2010
My store is so small-- 160 feet--that I have always been hesitant, afraid to have parties. Last night was fun and easy breezy and I now plan to have them regularly. It is just plain nice to get to meet people who support my design and encourage me to keep making stuff I love. As an artist, I require the feeling of having to rise to the occasion of a smart, selective audience. Knowing this audience (and I like to think of them as 'connoisseurs') takes great care in what they chose to live with, to wear, I always feel a sense of gratitude when I find out someone has a collection of several pieces. And the amazing thing is that most of our customers do have several pieces that help tell a sort of narrative of times in their lives. I love hearing the stories.
Friday, December 10, 2010
See you there!
Thursday, December 16th ∙ 4 - 7p
at our San Francisco retail store
762 Market & Grant ∙ 415.788.2417
Thursday, December 2, 2010
This year we giving a special gift of a Holiday Keepsake Cory Bracelet! Orders of $500 or more will receive our gift, valued at $150.
The Cory is specially engraved with the words of Spinoza—
“The more joy we have, the more nearly perfect we are."
Details: Scarlet Italian kid leather, length 6.75”, sterling silver S-hook closure.
To receive your gift, make a purchase of $500 or more and enter “free gift” in Customer Notes at the end of checkout.* This gift will also be offered in our retail store with purchases of $500 or more Shop>
Happy Holidays from everyone at Jeanine Payer!
*Not applicable on previous orders. No substitutions or customizations available. Offer expires December 26, 2010.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I am obsessed with images of eyes right now and trying to figure out how to incorporate them into my January collection so I have been doing studies from Rodin's sculptures s well as getting people in the studio to sit still. Here is a drawing of Megan's eye.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
I'm completely obsessed with the Filippo earrings in our Fall 2010 Collection. They remind me of the hand earrings in Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, which were an actual gift from Pablo Picasso, whom she met in Paris. Our earrings have a tiny quote engraved on the gold bracelet that says, I choose all ~St. Therese.
I also love all the different elements when layering these three necklaces, from the tiny gold bracelet on the Mano (hand) necklace to the aquamarine on the Blue Moon. The Two Moons necklace reminds me of a tiny antique padlock. The quote is hidden and the two pieces swing open to reveal the engraving on the inside, which reads: All our progress is an unfolding. ~Emerson
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The John Yehall Chin Elementary School playground is directly under our production windows. These kids go NUTS at recess--it is the most hilarious ambient noise ever.
The production studio is where it's at.
I mean really.
I love this room.
Our new view from Production is towards the Filbert Steps on the back of Telegraph Hill.
The finishing area.
My office is slowly coming together...more pics later.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Title page, Wooden Letters from 300 Broadway, 1998
Friday, September 24, 2010
Our new space in Jackson Square--the historic Barbary Coast area--was originally built to house an old printing press company. There is a lot of great energy in here and tons of light!
the guys are building walls, putting in the gas lines, sinks, vents, you name it. It has to be finished by this SUNDAY.
and all this has to be packed by Sunday as well!
We have accumulated so much JUNK over the almost two decades we have been in the Phelan Building. These huge orange tubs is where the junk is dumped and they are hauled away in multiples every other day!! yippee!
Monday, August 9, 2010
This is how our booth looked when we arrived... Mathew at Lost City Arts in the Bowery helped us pick just the right mid century furnishings. The flower petal tables were fantastic, along with the Kai Christiansen and Nelson credenzas. It felt like we were in a cozy library/salon.
After a day of organizing, merchandising and lifting poetry books we could take a breath. The gorgeous flowers from the Japanese artist, Katsuya Nishimori at Florisity were the finishing touch--it is hard to really see in this picture but notice the leaves are on the outside of the vase.
A good looking crew, despite the fact that I had my dress on backwards by accident for the first half of the day.
Inside the Javits Convention Center.
We had the good fortune to be right at the entrance of the show but the bad fortune to be across from the hulking Swarovski 'lounge.' Rap mashups do not create the best ambience for showing our wares. The good news: free bedazzling!
Our good friend and neighbor, jewelry designer Gerard Yosca, deciding what necklace to add to his collection.
After taking a break from trade shows for a few years it was wonderful to see our long time accounts in person again. Here is the mother and daughter team, Elaine and Shea, from Jambu in Marblehead. Elaine is a hoot and Shea is an opera singer in NY... who refused to sing in our booth.
Whitney and Robyn from Silverado in Saratoga Springs work with Kazu and Anton.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
breakfast before the show in my room with Anton, Kazu.
my room in the in the West Village
the sitting room where I have had a few appointments in my day.
My secret place...is no longer a secret.
Kazu in front of our favorite magazine store in the village
breakfast before press appointments.
my trusty travel companion and wholesale manager, Kazu.
Anton just arrived the night before the show.
I got to stay with one of my best friends in Brooklyn for a few days and his art collection made me feel like I was staying in the Frick.
The view from his window...