Wednesday, May 1, 2013

a studio visit with chad merritt of mon petit fantome.

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I was recently in the wonderful (& weird ) city of Austin, TX where I had the opportunity to visit my dear friend Chad Merritt of Mon Petit Fantome at his home & studio. As many of you know, I am a huge fan & supporter of his papercut works; they are elegant Victorian era-esque dreams that harken the darker aspects of fairytales. Aside from creating papercuts Chad works at Uncommon Objects, a lovely oddities shop teeming with strange wonders, which seems to be the dream job for his personal aesthetics. I love it when a person's work is a direct reflection of how they aesthetically lead their life, creating a visual landscape that informs a creative life. Take a peek below at more images I took of his workspace, collections and kitties below.

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I got a little glimpse into how Chad organizes his papercuts while listening to Broadcast.

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Blood Milk Lily Dale pentacle looking lovely on a vintage dress.

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Original Alison Scarpulla photographs in his personal collection.

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Chad owns the original drawing to the most coveted Amy Earles print. (so jealous!)

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part of Chad's Blood Milk collection.

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Dorian.

9 comments :

Mlle Ghoul said...

What a lovely visit you must have had - I am quite envious! And a fascinating glimpse into Chad's living quarters.

Laura Morrigan said...

What a beautiful home! I am so jealous! I love the tiny cabinet with the cauldron and axe and other little things!

bloodmilk. said...

@Mlle Ghoul: you would have loved it!

@Laura: It was quite lovely! Many of his little oddities came from his day job at Uncommon Objects, what a magical place! <3

Sammi said...

Wonderful post and love the images. I was in Austin a few weeks ago and visited Uncommon Objects and loved it! What a city.

bloodmilk. said...

@Sammi: Thank you! I had a great time there as well. Did you purchase anything from Uncommon ? <3

NONA LIMMEN said...

Such a lovely home. Beautiful!

▲ under the pyramids ▲ said...

Dearest Chad's sense of style and taste are second to none ! Thanks so much for this little piece about him <3
-mathyld-

Premji Valji said...

Awesome home i like it.

raelene hewett said...

Awesome Home <3