The Curator: 5 Favorite Things

In this month's The Curator column, Vanessa Ambrose, owner of Cameron Marks boutique, chooses five of her favorite things.

1. Michele Quan Ceramics.

I love the handmade ceramic objects of Brooklyn ceramist Michele Quan. The cornerstone of Michele's work are beautiful stoneware bells that hang from thick, earthy hemp ropes. A major ceramic crush. Coming soon to Cameron Marks.

2. Lula Magazine

An absolutely beautiful British publication with an amazingly bold and kooky take on creativity. Lula magazine's pages are full of gorgeous fashion, quirky articles and art work gleaned from a wide variety of illustrators, journalists and creators. Lula is infectious. Love.

3. Dieppa Restrepo Shoes.

My current infatuation are the refined and sophisticated gentlemanly styles of Colombian duo Andrea Vargas Dieppa and Elisa Restrepo. I think a good flat shoe, even without all the bells and whistles of its more elevated counterparts, can still manage to be a really great showstopper. Case in point—the gorgeous shoes of Dieppa Restrepo. Check them out.

4. Cuban Movie Posters of the '60s and '70s.

On a trip to Cuba about 10 years ago, I was introduced to the world of Cuban movie posters. What makes them gorgeously unique and different is that they are designed by the artist and then individually silkscreened, so it's paint on paper, as opposed to being mass-printed and based on a photographic image like in the West. 

5. Faris.

I'm pretty much head over heels for the streetwise and architectural designs of innovative jewelry designer Faris Du Graf. Her latest collection is heavily influenced from moments in 20th century modern art like the Cubist period and Mondrian minimalism. Coming soon to Cameron Marks. 

Photos: Michele Quan, nineteenten.ca / Cuban movie posters, jenslennartsson.se / Dieppo Restrepo, flickr / Faris, Farisfaris.com / Lula, quietrebel.wordpress.com.