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Less is More
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For the Winter 2019 Half Moon Books store window update, I wanted to do something interesting but also minimal. I think after Holiday, minimalism is a great motif. I thought of just one solid pillar of books spiraling. There’s repetition and pattern in the simplicity. #monolithic

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Starry Night

And without further adieu, here’s my latest window installation for Half Moon Books in Kingston, NY… STARRY NIGHT.


I wanted to create something a bit different for this year’s Holiday windows. Something a bit darker and not totally “in your face” Christmas. No red or green, no Christmas Trees and no Santa. So, I came up with Starry Night.

I had to defy gravity with the books like I usually do and I had found great pictures of “floating books.” That’s when I had the idea to create the books as chimney smoke. A cozy, winter scene.

I initially wanted to use a cabin but upon my research I found this great vintage Sears Catalog house illustration. It’s the Randolph style if you’re interested! BINGO… The books serve as chimney smoke puffs for this charming Sears Catalog spec home.

The background is dark blue paper mounted to a pegboard base with twinkle xmas lights poked thru the holes… Instant starlit night sky. And then I used the half moon from the store’s actual logo and VOILA; A Starry Night was born.

I hope you enjoy! Shop small this holiday. Peace and Love for all.


Oh, I almost forgot. I made a table too!

Fresh Picks

Another new window installation completed at the wonderful Half Moon Books in Kingston.

I initially pitched an entirely different scheme that Jessica, the owner, didn't seem to keen on. She kept mentioning flowers... So, I knew I had to get her some summer blooms for our 3rd summer window together. Viola, "summer reads" was born.

I used books as petals strung to pegboard. I had found this cool technique of crocheting yarn on pegboard, so I used it for the middle of the bloom as well at the stem. It looks so simple, but the work was painstaking.

Have a great summer and make sure you pop into Half Moon Books to get all your summer vacation reads. xo, Chris

Detail of the big white daisy.

Detail of the big white daisy.

Detail of the yellow sunflower

Detail of the yellow sunflower

Detail of the orange marigold.

Detail of the orange marigold.

It's done... Grass, Plant Maker Signage and little bees added

It's done... Grass, Plant Maker Signage and little bees added

Detail of sign and bees

Detail of sign and bees

My original design sketch for the Flower Window.

My original design sketch for the Flower Window.

Good as Gold

Just finished re-merchandising one of my fave clients store for Holiday... Petalos Florist in Uptown Kingston, NY.

The store is really tight and the client needed a slightly better layout for their work area behind the register. I centered the work table on their storage armoire and electrified the chandelier. I cleaned up the wrapping station to the left and added some display shelves above. I also got in the Christmas spirit and added pops of light all over... But not too much!

I'll add pics of the store window in a bit!