May 21, 2007

"What's Inside": Amy Keller

It was a near impossible feat to decide which photos to post from Amy Keller's apartment, all of it subtlety chic and deliberate. Amy is a fashion stylist by day and cake entrepreneur by night, and her aesthetic sensibility is hard to beat, even her cake box ribbon has style and a sense of humor. Her apartment is anchored around the mid-century modern era, which she states "has SoCal flavor, is chic and sophisticated yet real and lived in." Above is her Isamu Noguchi coffee table, designed in 1948, a potent icon of mid-century modern. But what's more important to her is the book resting on top: Cowboy Kate by Sam Haskins, the book that Amy believes lays the groundwork for fashion photography today. On another book shelf I spotted a stack of vintage Playboy's circa 1967 that Amy scored on ebay, so cool. But perhaps Amy's most prized possession is a doll (complete with birth certificate) she bought from Helene Ige of Ige Designs: a 2003 Marilyn Neuhart doll. Neuhart worked with the Eames Office, Alexander Girard, and Herman Miller during the golden Age of mid-century modernist design. I don't have any more space to show her lacquered furniture she had done by H.A. Friedman, her 1940's leather chair, floor lamp from Futurama, collection of 1960s National Geographics, her Kartell kitchen, or vintage curtains, but below is a larger photo of her living room. Thanks for sharing Amy!

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