Welcome to What’s On Your Wall?, an ongoing series exploring the studio walls of the artists who inspire us.
Molly Snee lives in an A-frame green house in Idaho (not to be confused with a greenhouse, as she takes care to note on her website), where we’re pretty sure the idyllic view from her windows beats anything we can find in New York City. This Ketchum-based illustrator has a knack for stunningly simple, witty, and painterly work, whether it’s the visual idenity for an innovative Brooklyn bakery or a winking Hemingway for an adventurous magazine. But what we appreciate the most about this week’s What’s On Your Wall is Molly’s ability to stuff so much inspiration into the small space of a corner bookshelf – and we invite you to take a look below:
1. Archive of personal sketchbooks
2. A growing collection of books by/about: Bruno Munari, Ludwig Bemelmans, Maira Kalman, Matteo Pericoli, Rauschenberg, Degas, Whitney Sherman, JooHee Yoon, Christine Schmidt, Ben Schott, and some maps, to name a few
3. Cork board of collected sketches and post cards, including a clip from Frans Masereel’s The Sun
4. A lava rock, courtesy of Craters of the Moon
5. Some Mexican souvenirs
6. An original print, Villain 1, by David Plunkert (Hero 1 not pictured)
Framework Magazine is a digital arts magazine that explores the stories behind the creative people and the beautiful things they create that inspire us at Classic Specs. Founded in 2015, Framework Magazine explores everything from the stories of artists, photographers, designers, and other creative professionals working in Brooklyn, New York to the vintage styles of the mid to late twentieth century that inspired the styles and shapes of the glasses and sunglasses we create at Classic Specs. Whether you’re an artist or an art enthusiast, we’re focused on helping you live a creative life, every single day. If you’re looking to the next art gallery to check out in your city, we curate a guide to art galleries and openings in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles every week to make sure that you’re up-to-date with the art scene happening around you. Love a pair of Classic Specs but aren’t sure how to style them? Check out our Instagram style guides, which show you how bloggers and influencers on social media style our glasses and sunglasses. If you’re going for more of a retro inspired look, read our vintage style guides to learn how to choose and style your glasses and sunglasses like fashion icons Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, and Audrey Hepburn. We’ve also got plenty of interior design inspiration in our What’s On Your Wall? series, where we invite artists from all over the world to show us what their art walls look like at home. We’re inspired by the lives of artists and creatives at Classic Specs, and we want to inspire you to live creatively, every day.