One of my favourite people, Athena Calderone from EyeSwoon has just posted her project state on the Playland Motel. Athenas insights into the project: ´Playland asked 12 artists connected to art, design, or surfing to donate their time to design a singular motel room in an effort to support the Rockaway community after the devestation of hurricane Sandy. I was super excited & inspired to get creative on a limited budget, get my hands dirty doing the labor ourselves, & get crafty. That initial spark of inspiration came when I saw a simple line drawn card of a surfboard on a friends fridge. In that very moment I also snooped my instagram to find the most incredible wall drawings by artist Shantell Martin on the Suno feed, not so dissimilar to the line art card I held in my hand…only magnified! Seeing Shatells work resulted in an explosion of creative ideas that had John sketching away. As idea’s began flowing I reached out to a team of kindred, artistic spirits, each committed to their respective craft & inspired to be part of the rebuilding of the Rockaways. I wanted the palette of the room to be bright and bold, inspired by the sea yet realized with unpredictable details like the colorful marine rope applied to the walls´.
by Interior Snob