Several weeks ago when our David Stark for west elm summer collection launched, we created a beautiful tea party with Rue Magazine for Issue Four (pages 204 through page 215) to kick off the collaboration. Like the collection itself, the setting for the party was inspired by the light of the Mediterranean and my roots as a painter. Thus, raw and gessoed canvas became one of our materials du jour for the line, wrapping bottles, creating flowers, fashioning runners, placemats and more.
It’s too bad that I did not see these fabulous ties at Partners & Spade, created from artist’s canvas with hand painted stripes and dots before our Rue party. I would have definitely worn one to the party!