While in LA we were so lucky to stay with our friends MB and Evan in their lovely home in Venice, with their two sweet dogs.
MB Boissonnault is a painter, and she and Paul have been conducting a postcard-centric friendship ever since they were both at the Cité des Artes in Paris in the early ’90’s. One day we paid a visit to MB’s gorgeous studio to see what she’s been working on lately.
Keep up with the latest from MB Boissonnault’s studio via her website and her Instagram feed. And if you walk your dog in Venice Beach on a weekday morning, you might just recognise her as Minou and Suki’s mom.
While visiting MB, we also met her studiomate, Jim Budman, who took us on a veritable Alice-down-the-rabbit-hole tour of Studio Budman, starting in the “New York room”, which is filled to the rafters with things Jim had collected while he’d lived in NYC.
As we climbed to the mezzanine, we passed an alcove where a besunglassed DJ was mixing it up, before entering an all-blue lounge. Down the stairs again, into the all-black lounge, through a door specially constructed to make it feel as if the walls had just collapsed, through an all-white studio, up some stairs into a grafitti artist’s studio, and then out the rabbit hole again, into normal life.
I was so dazzled, I hardly remembered to take photos, but you can see more pics at the Studio Budman website.
Thanks for the tour, MB and Jim!