"The moments that made Disney" 

The first in a series of 12 monthly ornaments that celebrate defining moments that helped make Walt Disney launch today online. As part of the “Sketchbook Ornament Collection” I design every year for the Disney Stores. Up first is 1923 - “Walt arrives in L.A.”

Based on my concept sketch and photo above. 

These are limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide. 

Get a sneak preview of the next two releases above and the rest of the upcoming collection here


Chip ‘n Dale - Sketchbook Ornament - “Two Chips and a Miss” 

Every year when I design the “Sketchbook Ornament” series for the Disney Stores, I try to be mindful of characters, moments and details that collectors will appreciate. One of my favorite animated shorts growing up was “Two Chips and a Miss” with Chip ‘n Dale. You may recognize that even though this particular detail is on the backside of the ornament, it’s just as important to the story. The dressing room marked, “Clarice”. :)

see this ornament and more, HERE.  


Take a walk on the tiled side: Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s spectacular Sculpture Center floor

A fairytale Baroque pavilion was the concept Katrín Sigurdardóttir had in mind for the ornate sea of tiles she calls Foundation.

She made the first version of her spectacular floating platform in Venice, in the old laundries of the Palazzo Zenobio, for the Iceland pavilion of last year’s Biennale. Now she has reconfigured it for the last stop in its tour, the former trolley repair facility that houses the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, Queens.

There, its profusion of ornament summons visions of palaces and trade routes and the armies of artisans who maneuvered its intricate puzzle pieces in place. Feel free to walk on it, or maybe dance.