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Jessica Pezalla of Bramble Workshop

There are some stores that you walk by or go into with the most captivating visual displays… You know the ones — they make your jaw drop every time! One store that always has the most amazing displays is Anthropologie. I will be visiting the London Anthro next week again and can’t wait to see how everything is displayed. For me, part of the fun of shopping at retail spaces these days is what kind of inspiration they can provide that takes me away from ordering online and gets me into their store. I would much rather shop Anthro in person than online, for instance. There is magic in a store like that.

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Of course, not only Anthro does a great job with their visual displays, many smaller privately owned stores like The Cross Design in Vancouver make visual magic too. Thing is, big retailers get all of the credit for their beauty when really, there are people behind all of that who are working very hard and rarely known. Take LA-based artist and designer Jessica Pezalla. She has a background in fine art and a MFA in sculpture.

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After college, she started working at Anthro in California as a display artist and today, she she runs her own studio called Bramble Workshop where she creates custom installations for events and interiors for such clients as Ella Moss, ban.do and Hermès and she works with some of my favorite bloggers on projects like Joy from Oh Joy! and Bri of Design Love Fest. You can see a clever installation that she put together for Joy’s creative studio above and learn about the entire process from their first meeting onward here on the Bramble Workshop blog.

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I love how creative Jessica is – she uses every material imaginable and seems quite fearless as she explores new things. From paper flowers to feathers, hand-dyed placemats to chandeliers and woven leather stools – her talent knows no boundaries and I love it! I imagine working with someone like Jessica would be a dream. I often dream of working around creative people regularly instead of only when I work on my books… I love collaborating with others and dreaming up and executing creative projects. I often feel like I’m the only one with all of the ideas and sometimes I want others to come up with stuff too so I’m challenged. I need more creative people in my daily life – not just online! Do you often feel this way too?

Jessica – I love your work, your projects, it’s all just amazing. Keep inspiring us!

(images: bramble workshop)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts on May 14, 2014

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  1. Marni @ HaberdasheryFun commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 2:49pm

    Wow. Super talented and inspiring.. Awesome to be able to take a fine arts degree and make it into a business!
    Marni @ HaberdasheryFun´s last blog post ..Inspired by.. “Glimma” Canvas from Lotta Jansdotter

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  2. agnes szucs / iiiinspired commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 3:34pm

    The giant paper flowers and those little three-dimensional geometric forms are adorable!

    xoxo
    agnes

    agnes szucs / iiiinspired´s last blog post ..would wear _ this scarf by alison worman

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  3. EM-K | Rethink Design Studio commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 3:55pm

    So much talent and variation in her design capabilities! Refreshing.
    EM-K | Rethink Design Studio´s last blog post ..Give Me A Sign

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  4. Traci commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 5:28pm

    Awesome displays. I love reading about behind the scenes creative work.
    Traci´s last blog post ..The Music of Friendship

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  5. maryna commented
    May 14th, 2014 at 10:00pm

    congratulations on your wonderful new baby boy! xxx

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  6. Caroline Davis commented
    May 15th, 2014 at 12:45am

    REALLY LOVE Jessica’s work – colourful and oh so beautiful. Can’t wait to see more on her, more posts please ;o)

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  7. Christine Campbell commented
    May 15th, 2014 at 12:48am

    Hi Holly, totally agree with you re Anthropologie. I made sure I visited the store when we were in London 18 months ago and was not disappointed. Made sure I purchased a few items!!! Enjoy your visit…Chris

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  8. Galina commented
    May 15th, 2014 at 8:42am

    Thanks ,Holly.
    I take your words to me.”I need more creative people in my daily life – not just online”
    Very inspiring post!!!!

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  9. Monnaie commented
    May 15th, 2014 at 9:18am

    Good decorations!

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  10. fiona duke commented
    May 15th, 2014 at 11:02pm

    you are so right.
    i have never been able to walk ‘past’ an Anthropologie store. they just entice you in and before you know it you are merrily walking around and more often than not end up making a purchase……
    very clever :)

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  11. Olivia commented
    May 17th, 2014 at 3:39pm

    Oh wow! I love this! Totally agree, sometimes a display is what makes the store. Really refreshing. Thanks for making my day!
    Olivia´s last blog post ..Hello/ these are a few of my favorite things.1

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