Our speaker at the October 2012 CreativeMornings/NewYork was Maira Kalman. (mairakalman.com)
Maira Kalman is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and product designer. She has illustrated numerous covers for The New Yorker magazine and has written and illustrated more than a dozen children's books. Her articles and illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Interview, and many other publications.
The event was generously hosted by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA.org) in Manhattan.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! You can join us in numerous cities around the world. (creativemornings.com)
A big thank you to Ben Hallman (hallmanproductions.com) for filming and editing, Katherine Miles Jones (katherinemilesjones.com) for photography
So a house is a house is a house, right? The bottom line is that they’re sheltering structures where people live and keep all their stuff. But a peek inside Robert and Suzanne Sullivan’s house reveals the way careful attention to, and the arrangement of, a house’s stuff is what transforms a house into a family museum, a cabinet of curiosity, a landscape of details—a home. Here’s a book Robert made. A bird’s nest. A ceramic ear, among other body parts, created by their daughter. A dragonfly. Wisdom teeth. Letters from around the world. It’s these things, each with their own history and story, that animate the soul of a home because “really, all of this is about beauty."