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J. Morgan Puett

"artists", "clothing"Katie Runnels3 Comments
J. Morgan Puett has been a huge inspiration for my friends and I over the years-especially my friend Amy Zurcher of ShopSCAD who shares a similar aesthetic to Ms. Puett. Years ago Amy and I worked for Pam Pemberton (who I promise will be the subject of an upcoming post!) who owned an incredible shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas called, Hi Lines. Pam introduced us and her lucky customers to Puett when she carried her exquisite clothing line. J. Morgan Puett lives her art. Its her way of life-her purpose. I cannot possibly begin to explain her magic to you- but I encourage you to discover her through the project catalogue on her website and this New York Times article about her most recent endeavor. It would be a dream for us to attend one of her workshops someday- as we've been studying her for years, painting bedrooms "J. Morgan Puett blue", and dreaming of creating a world at least half as comfortable, thoughtful and beautifully homespun!

Puett's home at Mildred's Lane .
Photo: Phil Mansfield for The New York Times


Puett's kitchen at Mildred's Lane
Photo: Phil Mansfield for The New York Times

Mildred's Lane Porch
Photo: Phil Mansfield for The New York Times

Puett's famous showroom with dirt floor
Broome Street Store, NYC 1990.

Wooster Street Store, 1993

Wooster Street Store, 1993

Shoes preserved in beeswax.
Puett archived the contents of her New York Store by preserving her last collection in
beeswax which was resurrected for exhibition in Switzerland in 1998.

Wooster Street Store display, 1993.