Monthly Archives: September 2010

Painter, jewelry designer, and an artist in every way, Leah Piepgras creates ethereal and provocative pieces of work in countless mediums. Her latest endeavor is “Consumption, a five-piece place setting used during the mental, physical, and spiritual act of consuming.”  Leah describes the dishes as “a map of the digestive tract from mouth to anus.  They are a reminder of the processes that are taking place within you while you are eating, promoting an exercise in mindfulness. ” These dishes are being produced in a limited addition by Pickard China in Illinois. They are currently available on her web site ( for pre-order.


the esophagus


the liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas


the  small intestine, colon

One of my favorite phases in the design process is creating the perspective renderings. This is not only helpful for the clients to visualize the space and materials but it is also very helpful for the designers and architects to see if the space works. During the rendering process I play with multiple design configurations. We come up with various solutions and then show the clients the best options. The past few weeks I have been doing renderings for WKArchitects, an architecture firm based in Boston. Below are two different options for the Lobby and Reception Areas of the space they are designing.

Reception Option 1

Reception Option 2

Lobby Option 1

Lobby Option 2

{To see more of my renderings click here}

{artwork on walls area by Gabriel Moreno and Ingrid Ellison}

This past weekend we went camping along the rustic coast of Maine. It was the perfect fall weather and the perfect weekend activity. Camping has got to be one of my favorite things to do. These images have that element of fall to me…capturing the crisp bite in the air and the desire to put on a heavy sweatshirt and wool hat. I  love the colors and textures, as well as the exchange of interior objects and exterior elements – couches outside and branches inside.


{via design traveller}