Shop Commune

Shop Commune

July 18, 2011
Photo by: Gemma & Andrew Ingalls

See also: The Path Less Taken Article, The Path Less Taken Photo Gallery, and Made In The Shade

The Commune design firm has always included custom decorative objects as part of its indoor and outdoor projects, usually a collaboration between the company and local artisans. From these joint efforts, some signature products have emerged. Heather Levine, a Los Angeles—based potter, and Joanne Bean, a graphic designer, are behind a line of glazed earthenware bird feeders, with Native American—style etchings on a porcelain slip.

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A linen collection, realized by Los Angeles—based Matteo, features napkins and tablecloths that are piece-dyed using natural tints.

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Commune also dabbles in reclaimed materials, and its collection of pillows features kilim remnants with assorted backings (silk, velvet, canvas) and vintage trims.

All photos by Gemma & Andrew Ingalls.


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This article was first published in Garden Design July/August 2011