I’ve had Ryan Korban’s site bookmarked for months and for one reason or another hadn’t written about him yet, until now. After a weekend of intense de-cluttering, cleaning and organization I came to the conclusion that I need to keep the CRAP out of my life. I only want valuable, meaningful, beautiful objects in my home and the power to toss/recycle/give away knick knacks that not only clutter my space but my brain as well. Looking at Ryan’s work I feel a sense of purpose and an extraordinary richness in each object. He’s edited, but not in a psychotically minimalistic way. I love his mix of traditional and modern, dark and light, colorful and serene. It’s sort of “boho-riche”(I totally just made that up) -Greenwich Village meets Greenwich, CT.
And did I mention he’s friggin’ 25 years old? Check out his own apartment on The Selby. And be sure to note the orchestral version of the White Stripes “Seven Nation Army” as his background music on his website. The kid is just too cool.
The new Home Collection from Target has a definite Korban sleekness to it- for WAY less! Loving them all (click each pic for the direct link!)