I LOVE YOU, MOM

Mother’s Day: a celebration of honoring one’s own mother. Every mom looks forward to this special day of honoring motherhood, maybe even more than their very own birthday!  We picked out some very special pieces to help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Thunderwing Press, I Love You $7.00
Thunderwing Press, I Love You $7.00
Jessica Hans Glazed Porcelain Vases, $200
Jessica Hans Glazed Porcelain Vases, $200
Creature of Comfort Trio Pouch, $322
Creature of Comfort Trio Pouch, $322
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Mini Chime, $58
Ladies & Gentlemen Studio Mini Chime, $58
Planters, Chen & Kai, Kelly Lamb, Jessica Hans, Umbra Shift
Chen & Kai, Kelly Lamb, Jessica Hans, Umbra Shift Various Planters, $27-$150
Quarry Jewelry,  Triptych Earrings $166-$265, Caro Cuff Bronze $283, Double Caro Cuff White Bronze $276  Available in store
Quarry Jewelry, Triptych Earrings $166-$265, Caro Cuff Bronze $283, Double Caro Cuff White Bronze $276
Available in store
Shiva Rose Face Oil, $85
Shiva Rose Face Oil, $85
Rodin Perfume, $220
Rodin Perfume, $220
Westwind Orchard, Maple Syrup, $24 & Raw Honey, $18
Westwind Orchard Maple Syrup, $24 & Raw Honey, $18
A Peace Treaty Tiri Scarf, $278
A Peace Treaty Tiri Scarf, $278
Seletti Vegetable Cutting Board, $49
Seletti Vegetable Cutting Board, $49
Sehti Na Twin Stud Diamond, $352
Sehti Na Twin Stud Diamond, $352

 

 

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Soul Picnics and Riding Waves: An Interview with Alice Lancaster

al1_jessica_malafourisThe artist in her studio (Photo: Jessica Malafouris)

Alice Lancaster is a NYC-based painter and illustrator whose works we are super pumped to have up at TenOverSix Dallas April 8 – May 31 in Masking Tape Flesh, curated by Yaoska Davila. Lancaster took a few minutes to sit down with us and answer a few questions.

eddiemartinez_jerryseinfeldSome of Lancaster’s influences (L to R): Eddie Martinez; Jerry Seinfeld

TenOverSix: First, biographical things first – How did you decide to start painting professionally? Which artists (visual, other) are your biggest influences?

Alice Lancaster: I decided to paint professionally when I moved to New York a few years ago. I realized that I was never going to have a “normal” 9-5 job and I never wanted one. So I made it my goal to be my own boss.

My biggest influences are Niki de Saint Phalle, Eddie Martinez, Picasso, Fiona Apple, Diane Arbus and Jerry Seinfeld.

frida_tildaFrida Jacket (2015); Tilda Swinton portrait from A History of Sluts, made in collaboration with Chelsea Dom

TOS: In addition to painting on canvas and paper, you’ve done a number of works on clothing, objects, and are in the process of publishing a book with Chelsea Dom, A History of Sluts (which sounds so rad and we can’t wait to get our hands on). How does working with different media/contexts change your practice (if at all)? Why so many wearable items in particular?

AL: Thank you! I can’t wait to see it too. Working in different media completely changes my practice as well as the end result. Drawing someone’s portrait is so different from painting a figure, for me. I’ve done a lot of hand-painted pieces just for variety’s sake. People don’t always look twice at a painting but if it’s on a jacket it suddenly becomes something so much more.

bluenips_grannypantiesBlue Nips No. 2 (2015), crayon on paper; Granny Panties (2015), masking tape and acrylic paint on paper

TOS: While you certainly work a lot with the more traditional oil on canvas, you also use combinations like masking tape and acrylic on newsprint and crayon on paper. What does using more rudimentary tools do to the work that you produce with them? Aesthetically they look very similar, but is there a change at all in way of thinking about a piece/process/logic behind making it/etc?

AL: Working with masking tape is different for me because it has limitations. It sort of simplifies things. It’s also very cathartic to work with.

freak_etcFreak (2012); Untitled Woman No. 2 (2014); Sylvia Browne (2013)

TOS: How do you decide upon your subjects? Most of them seem to be sourced from either yourself or people you know, but then there are a few more well-known folks thrown in there – Tiny Tim, Patricia Filed, etc. How do the celebrities connect to the personal? How influential is pop culture to your work?

AL: With portraits I basically draw people I know and love or creatives whose work I appreciate. I don’t really see them as ‘celebrity portraits’ but more as portraits of really talented individuals.
Pop culture isn’t super influential to my work with the exception of ‘Seinfeld’.

watchingparenthoodonmyperiod_malebondingWatching ‘Parenthood’ on my Period (2015); Male Bonding (2013)

TOS: If your work itself isn’t so blatantly hilarious, the titles you give many of your pieces (Granny Panties; Watching ‘Parenthood’ on my Period [the only way to watch Parenthood, really]) are. They seem to come from the Seinfeld, Girls, etc tradition – work/stories about “nothing,” bringing a distinct post-90s vibe to cubist-y figurative paintings and drawings. How important is humor in your work? Are you actively using it to lend levity to the images you produce or do the titles mostly just describe what’s on the canvas?

AL: Humor is incredibly important and it’s something I’ve only recently been able to incorporate into my work. I had been titling pieces things like ‘Untitled No 2′ which was partly out of laziness but I realized that the title was an opportunity to be creative and funny and let my personality come through. Sometimes the title is directly related and other times it’s connected in a different way. For example, the other day I was painting a figure while listening to an interview with Fiona Apple and she described the experience of recording ‘Hot Knife’ with her sister as a “soul picnic” which I loved so I ended up calling that painting ‘Soul Picnic’.

nakedyogaNaked Yoga No. 3 (2015)

TOS: You’ve spoken a lot about your discomfort with the focus of viewers’ attention being that you’re a woman making images based on the bodies of other women. It seems that this comes from some of your work, in combination with you being the artist, existing somewhere in between the actively intimate work of Tracey Emin – easily interpreted because ladies have feelings and look at all her feelings – and any number of male painters nonchalantly painting boobs and no one caring because a dude did it. Does this generalized anxiety around your work motivate you to further push these normative boundaries? Is there a way you’d like (generalized or specific) people to react to your work?

It bothers me but I don’t want to let that alter my work or force me to change anything. I always do what comes naturally. It’s not even something I can control really. There really isn’t any certain way I’d like people to react to my work. I mean, if a painting made someone laugh that would be great, but I’m totally open to any reaction as long as there is one. Any reaction is a good reaction.

alexandra_marzella_tumblrSome more recent inspiration (L to R): Alexandra Marzella; an image from Tumblr

TOS: What are you working on now?

AL: Right now I’m sort of in between things. I just finished a series of abstract figurative paintings of woman doing yoga. It took me a while but I recently realized that my work comes in waves and that I can’t be lazy when a good wave comes along. I have to ‘ride it’ so to speak and make as many pieces as I can before it leaves. So right now I’m waiting for the next wave (that sounds so cheesy but it’s the perfect metaphor. Please don’t make fun of me).

Be sure to catch Lancaster’s amazing work up at TenOverSix Dallas April 8 – May 31!

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WE JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH

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Now that winter is finally starting to thaw away, it’s time to re-stock your Spring wardrobe with even more New Arrivals! Stop by TenOverSix Dallas, LA, or online for new clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories from some of our favorite designers – Caron Callahan, Portland Garment Factory, Karen Walker Eyewear, Rodebjer, Rachel Comey, Creatures of Comfort, Nancy Stella Soto, Wwake, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, Calder, Shaina Mote, Fabiana Pigna, boy+girl, and Jesse Kamm. That’s far from the end of our new Spring collection; more exciting pieces are on their way and being placed online daily!

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FINAL JAMS OF WINTER

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It’s still pretty cold outside, but with Spring 2015 rolling in and the sun occasionally shining, the end is close enough to at least imagine. While we’re all still trapped in doors, here are a few of our favorite jams right now to keep you warm (& don’t worry, they’re also totally go with your SS15 wardrobe).


Sleater Kinney, No Cities to Love (extra SL bonus: their recent interview w the ladies of Broad City)


St. Vincent, Birth In Reverse


fka Twigs, Video Girl


Perfume Genius, Queen


Sylvan Esso, Play It Right


Azaelia Banks, Chasing Time


Bjork, Mutual Core (We couldn’t find anything from her new album yet, but we’re SO PUMPED.)


CHVRCHES, Under The Tide


Beach House, Wishes


King Tuff, Black Moon Spell


Broken Bells, After the Disco

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TenOverSix’s Spring Collection is in Bloom!

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It may still be a bit chilly outside, but at TenOverSix, things are bright and cheery with our new Spring arrivals rolling in. Stop by our Los Angeles or Dallas locations or check out our New Arrivals page & Instagram for the latest from Rachel Comey, Rodebjer, Esby, Fabiana Pigna, Nancy Stella Soto, Shaina Mote, Calder, Creatures of Comfort, Martiniano, Two New York, boy+girl, and so many more.

& with so much new merchandise coming in, we’ve put our Sale pieces at up to 70% off! Get mega-discounts on Ace & Jig, Jasmin Shorkian, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ilana Kohn, boy+girl, Rachel Comey, Tome, Kaelen, Opening Ceremony, Rodebjer, Samantha Pleet, Misha and Puff, Baggu, Nancy Stella Soto, Novis, Bobo Choses, Sechung, Calder, Suno, Nomia, Jesse Kamm, Loeffler Randall & Anndra Neen!

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HAPPY NEW CATURDAY!!1!!!!1!1!! (PT. 2/2)

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Shaolin did indeed catch Santa, but to her surprise it was nothing more than her brother, Elmer, in a Santa suit! Was she too early? IS SHE ACTUALLY RELATED TO SANTA CLAUS OMG?? I know one cat who’s not telling. Despite the barrage of questioning Elmer has endured since the morning of the 25th, he and Shaolin are still co-hosting a party at their grandma Elsie’s place for the New Years.

Shaolin celebrates in the Otaat Silver Party Hat*; Gabriela Artigas Reloaded Ear Cuff and Master Tusk*; Anndra Neen Cloud Cuff; Nomia Sleeveless Fringe Dress; Sara Barner Circle Bag; and Rachel Comey Serra Clog. Elmer avoids her constant Wait-Are-You-Rly-Santa? stare in the Gillian Steinhardt Dynasty Earrings*; K/LLER Quill Burst Necklace*; Rodebjer Odessa Jacket and Floral Denim; WELCOMECOMPANIONS Glove Coinpurse*; and No. 6 Front Seam Clog. They are surrounded by (L to R) the Ace & Jig Patch Pillow; Umbra Shift Pleated Planter; Iacolli & McAllister Sage Pyramid; Vacation Days Black Rock Photo Collage #1; Hopewell Spruce Goose and Neap Tide Pillows; Fort Standard Dry Goods Vessels.

*available in-store

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MERRY CATURDAY!!1!!!!1!1!! (PT. 1/2)

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It’s Christmas Eve, and Shaolin has thrown her Morgan Lane Starry Eyed Sleeping Mask to the side and enlisted the help of her best friends – aka pretty much everything by Eleven Design Studio, Polka Dot Club, and Donna Wilson – to finally, after all these years, catch Santa. Will she succeed?! Be sure to check back next week for this two-parter!

L to R: Ace & Jig Patched Pillow; Umbra Shift Pleated Planter; Coral and Tusk Framed Circus Bear; Areaware Infinite Tree; Aesa Luxor Studs (If she’s gonna meet Santa, she has to have at least a little bling on); Gabriela Artigas Reloaded Ear Cuff; Suno Oversized Tunic and Cropped Pant; Rachel Comey Mars Mule.

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TOS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: DALLAS

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Amanda: Chen and Kai Metamorphic Rock bookends for some book shelf love; Vruwink Squiggle Vase for my friends obsessed with interiors; Rodebjer Manus Jacket for myself because I’m never properly dressed for the weather; Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence for my mom who is hooked; Baggu Medium Leather Pouch for the disorganized friend.

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Diamond: Jessica Hans Swamp Thing Vase because New Orleans has been on my radar lately; MCMC Fragrances Garden Perfume Oil would be perfect for my mom because she and I have collected perfume together since I can remember; Tony Allen Hits with the Afrika 70 would be for my best friend who lives in Brooklyn and just moved into her own place. Good vibes all around.; Bobo Choses Sleeveless Fur Jacket is for my other best friend who has the cutest daughter and since I love seeing kids in ridiculous things, this is so fitting; We call the Rachel Comey Kirby Pant the eyelash pant and they are the perfect option for my NYE look!

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Belinda: Tom Dixon Marble Chopping Board* for my best friend because maybe it will inspire creativity in the kitchen; MCMC Dude No. 1 Beard Oil for my boyfriend and his lush fuzz; Chen and Kai Stone Age Bangles cause they’re simple but totally amazing; Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum because everyone could use a fresh face during the holidays; Gabriela Artigas Stirrup Choker Collar** for my own, little statement necklace collection.

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Sam: No. 6 Front Seam Clog would be for me. Oh come on everyone buys at least one thing for themselves during the holidays right? RIGHT!?; Iacoli & McAllister Hex Bottle Opener for my bro because alcohol; Umbra Shift Pleated Dish for my mother because she has a major green thumb and would love something amazing like this to put succulents in; Lula Issue 19 for my younger cousin because she too loves fashion and needs a fun reading break during her crazy class schedule; Kaelen Stretch Wool Tie Front Jumpsuit for my sister because jumpsuits are a great alternative to the holiday party dress……also I know she would let me borrow it!

*available in-store at TenOverSix Dallas
**available in-store at TenOverSix LA & Dallas

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GET YOUR HOLIDAY FIX AT TENOVERSIX

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The holidays are just around the corner, and TenOverSix wants to make sure you’re ready! Stop by our Los Angeles & Dallas stores for complimentary wrapping and personal shopping (if you’re feeling extra stressed). We can also get presents out from our online store as late as December 22, and if you’re freaking out about what to get that one person who’s so hard to shop for, never fear; our gift guides are here to save the day!

Remember to double check our holiday hours if you’re stopping by super close to Christmas or New Years. We hope to see you soon, and if we don’t, happy holidays!

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TOS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: LA

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Natalie: Rachel Comey Mars Mule for me because I need to graduate from the Mars Boot; Sehti Na Gold and Pearl Bar Earring for my stylish and classy mama; Areaware Bottle Opener for my dude friends who can’t live without their brew; Industry of All Nations Cabrales for my chill dad who loves to lounge; Ilia Lip Coditioner for all the lovely ladies in my life.

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Kim: Odette Tiny Diamond Triangle Stud for myself because I love simple, detailed jewelry; Ace & Jig Flags for my roommate, who loves throwing small, festive gatherings; Shaina Mote Deren Coat for my BFF who needs a comfy staple blazer; Jessica Hans Porcelain Frost Vase for my sister’s new place; Fort Standard Small Standing Bowl. for one of my guy friends who is in serious need of some adult dinnerware.

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Megan: A Peace Treaty Alhal Scarf for my mom who has everything and is always cold; OTAAT Flap Card Holder for my boyfriend who needs a proper place for his business cards; TenOverSix x Vacation Days Paisley Silk Bandana for my pup Kirby; Sehti Na 10k Saturn Diamond Ring for myself cause I’ve been good all year; Olo Dark Wave for my BFF who always steals it from me.

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Nate: boy+girl Isabel crew for my cute little blonde hair, blue eyed niece; Rachel Comey Serra Clog for my wife, because she pretty much loves anything Rachel Comey and these are my current favorite; Fort Standard Large Standing Bowl for my mom, who has great taste in clothes and home design. I’d be excited to see what she puts in this bright bowl.; Chen and Kai Avocado Stone Fruit is my go-to gift for that person that’s hard to shop for, because it’s at a great price point and totally original; Milo Cat Tipi because it’s easy to support your friends when they make cool things! (From TenOverSix’s own Megan Mah!) We have one and our cats love it, so I’d get this for my sister-in-law who has a fat, fluffy cat.

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Artemisa: Opening Ceremony Grunge Buckle Boot for my BFF who loves pieces that successfully walk the line between good and bad design; Areaware Kitten Fauna Pouch for my niece who is completely obsessed with cats and pink cuz duh she’s a princess; Kaelen Side Drape Dress for my mom who needs more pieces that show off her Crossfit-toned arms; Areaware Liquid Body Flask for my man because he has been complaining that drinks are too expensive and he should just bring a flask out for basically our entire relationship; Vruwink B/W Big Ball Necklace for me because against black, it looks like the phases of the moon.

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