Art for Good

I am really excited to share this incredible site with you today (thanks to a reader who gave me the heads up about it!).  Art Lifting is a curated art site, but with a purpose.  It empowers homeless and disabled people by selling their works online (where 55% of the profits go to the artists themselves).  There are originals, prints and even cell phone cases.  Founded in Boston (yay!) by Liz Powers, a Harvard graduate who received a grant to create art groups in homeless shelters and through that saw the amazing talent of the people she was helping.  But the art they produces was tossed or forgotten- so Liz decided to start this company.  I absolutely LOVE this concept and wanted to share with you some of the work I thought was great in hopes that we can all spread the word about this resource and help get more art groups for those struggling across the country!!

Mike Gosbee creates his collages at Hospitality House which serves homeless and poverty stricken individuals in the San Francisco area. As someone who worked in collage in college I happen to think he is insanely talented!

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Former South End Project For Sale!

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Remember this fabulous condo from my book? Well it’s for sale and I wanted to let you guys know first because it’s sooooo awesome.  An amazing South End location, gorgeous windows with tons of light and that MANTEL (but that commissioned Amanda Talley painting is not for sale :) Sorry!)

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We renovated the kitchen with a fabulous waterfall peninsula and all new appliances, cabinets, tile and lighting.

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The custom curtains would probably be included in the sale (actually, almost all the furniture is up for grabs, like this pair of wingbacks,  as I’m designing an AMAZING new space for this client!)

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We designed this great custom built in that conceals the TV and offers ample storage.

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The dining area is cozy (table and amazing vintage chairs I refurbished are for sale too)

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The guest bedroom has great beadboard, sconces and a custom blackout shade.

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See more about the property (including open house dates) HERE.

Email me at erin@eringatesdesign.com to make any offers on the furniture!

Photography by Michael J. Lee

Incredible Local Artisan: Cheeky Monkey

This week I received the most INCREDIBLE gift for Henry that I had to share. People have been so overwhelmingly generous and kind in thinking of my little guy, especially people I don’t even know like Holly Johnson of Cheeky Monkey Home.  When I unwrapped this pillow I nearly fell over- especially when I turned it around and saw the incredible stitching of Henry’s name and birth information on the back!  Made of the most luxurious merino wool felt, I knew the minute I touched this pillow that it was a true work of art.  I was so touched and am going to treasure it forever.

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My Pop-Up Shop at M. Flynn & 2PB Winner.

I have always wanted to have my own boutique. Obviously adding that to my already insane to-do list is too much, so when M. Flynn approached me about doing a pop-up shop in coordination with my jewelry collection with them I leapt at the chance! They renovated an amazing little space off their gorgeous store and we filled it with brands I’ve collaborated with as well as some local companies I just love.  We had our party a couple weeks ago but the shop is open until December 25th so please pop in if you are in the South End shopping!  Perfect for holiday gifts (yes, we need to start thinking about that!)
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We set the table with my new collection with Jill Rosenwald (including brand new hand-painted striped dinner plates!)  We made a centerpiece out of greens and jewelry (and used some The Ropes Maine bracelets as napkin rings, of course).

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My Collection for M.Flynn Jewelry (& A Party!)

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I am so excited to launch another cool collaboration project I’ve been working on today!  I was approached by Megan and Moria Flynn, of Boston’s adorably amazing M. Flynn Jewelry, to design a capsule collection of fine jewelry for them this fall.  And starting today it’s available for pre-order! (And fun fact, my middle name growing up was Flynn- my grandmother’s maiden name- so I am sure we are related somehow!)

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