Sunday, November 25, 2007
Urban Prairie is all about recycling found objects and materials. I love burlap and have been using it in my design work for years. Seattle designer Sidney Ann has taken it to the next level in Urban Prairie cool for the gals - the burlap coffee sack clutch. Made from a recycled burlap coffee sack, this eco-friendly clutch features a brown button and leather shoelace wrap closure. Lined in a lavender, pink, white, and turquoise stripe print. Available at Etsy.
Posted by Chris Brown at 8:41 AM
Friday, November 23, 2007
"Alongside people like Amy Butler, Chris is giving new definition to American West country style, updating it with a hip modern sensibility, and yet maintaining a strong retro feel."
The South Africa design blog smokeandochre.blogspot.com on Chris’ new Urban Prairie BLOGSHOP.
Posted by Chris Brown at 1:48 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Victoria at the influential blog sfgirlbybay.com has featured Chris and his twist on modern country design. "Chris Brown is a bit of a dichotomy. A good old, cowboy-hat-wearing country boy with a heart of gold, and an artistic collector, design lovin', tattooed rebel!" says Victoria, "Chris first introduced us to the hipper side of country with his website, Urban Prairie, then his blog, modern-twisted Urban Prairie REFUELED, and now he's introducing us to his Urban Prairie BLOGSHOP. An electric mix of odd meets modern day, the Blogshop offers alt-country assemblages, collections, odd one-offs and the curious goods Chris has come to be known for." Take a peek.
Posted by Chris Brown at 10:59 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
People who know me know my affection for the South. Sweet tea, good BBQ and cool folks who bring a little bit of that to the world through their art. Check out Dolan Geiman. Dolan discovered a profound appreciation for the tangible and visceral elements that define rural America. He brings that to us in mixed media.
Great acrylic and silk screen on wood pieces. The perfect addition to any Urban Prairie home. Visit: dolangeimanartist.com
Posted by Chris Brown at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The “Urban Prairie” BLOGSHOP, home to alt-country oddities, assemblages & collections, has a new location. You can follow the link found in the right-hand column, or you can log on directly at: urbanprairieBLOGSHOP.blogspot.com. Take a peek. A great way to add to your collections, start a new one or simply buy a complete vignette to showcase in your home. Updated weekly - please note, items move quickly - log in regularly.
Posted by Chris Brown at 9:13 AM
Monday, November 12, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I’ve been collecting vintage shirt labels for years. I’ll buy a shirt from a thift store or yard sale just for it's label. Their interesting names, fonts and faded colors inspire me. I like to carry inspiration with me wherever I go so, I’ve started sewing them on to the herms of t-shirts. No fancy sewing is needed. I even strive for uneven & frayed applications - it adds to the “urban prairie” coolness.
Posted by Chris Brown at 9:43 AM