I am happy to be back and announce that I have opened a shop! It is called "Lotta Jansdotter WORK+SHOP" (in this space I work and in this space I have my shop..).
Yes, it has been a real circus to get it all together and it all has happened real fast, but now the doors are open to my studio shop and I could not be happier.
Back in June, one Wednesday afternoon, I walked by an old warehouse on my way to grab some lunch. The space was very attractive, spacious and light. The space was, to my big surprise still available and I had very little choice but to nab it..the space simply felt just right for me and what I do.
I found new (as it turns out real great and fun) tenants , for my old space, signed a new lease, hired movers and did the move within 2 weeks. The new space was filled with boxes and construction workers and dust for 2 months while I was in Sweden on vacation...real crazy timing.
and yeah, I had to take a few spins in this glorious new space with my red suede Hang Ten roller skates before all the boxes arrived! (it has been well over 15 years since i skated ..keep in mind)
Well back in Brooklyn in August I started fixing and organizing, unpacking and putting it all in place.It was exhausting, but SUCH a fun process..I love nesting and planning spaces and getting it all together. I painted walls, mopped floors, bought tables at prop houses and rolled them home on the streets of Brooklyn with kid in tow. I had great help hammering, pricing and painting from a team of most delightful interns and now the space is done and it is ready!
So why don't you come and visit next time you are in my hood?
WORK + SHOP 131 8th street (btn 2nd & 3rd ave) Brooklyn NY 11215 p: 718 755 9945
OPEN: tues - fri: 12pm - 6pm saturdays: 11am - 4pm