This past weekend I went up north to Sea Ranch to work with my client Greg and Lee of Alex & Lee. It was an extra special weekend because I had a friend of mine come up and work with us for the weekend. I can’t explain to you the magic of what it is like to work with these guys and be a part of their world. But it is even more rewarding to bring someone else into the mix and see how they react to the creative genius that is Lee Brooks.
My friends Michael Purdy and his husband Jay Jeffers are in the process of opening a fabulous lifestyle store in San Francisco in April called Cavalier by Jay Jeffers. Jay is a phenomenal Interior Designer and Cavalier will be located in the front section of his studio space on Post street. Michael and I have been talking about having Alex & Lee in the store for months and I wanted him to come up to Sea Ranch to meet the guys. Needless to say, the weekend was filled with a million inspired ideas and the creativity was abundant. We are so excited to be working with Michael and Jay and are thrilled that they are now a part of the Alex & Lee family. So many amazing things to come with this new relationship such as exclusive home goods by Alex & Lee and more! Stay tuned for more information on Cavalier as it gets closer to opening time. I’ve seen some of the lines that Michael and Jay have bought and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this store is going to be!
All around Greg and Lee’s house is Lee’s “Art of Stacking” or what he refers to as Objet Trouve Assemblage. Everywhere are stacked things that are formed to create other objects and art. This is the basis of Lee’s art that is seen in the necklaces, but not everyone gets to see the other aspect of his artistry. I wanted to share one of my favorite moments in their house which is an assemblage in a window box in their kitchen. I remember the first time I visited them and I saw this area in the house…I was blown away. Michael was just as amazed by this piece as me so I wanted to share with you Lee’s vision and let you witness the magic yourself.
Stay tuned for more videos of Lee talking about the history of the brand through the many amazing stories over the past 40 years!