As a maker of whimsical and unique designs, Sarah Neuburger churns out all manner of housewares, artwork, paper goods, and rubber stamps for The Small Object, a small cottage industry she began back in 2004. Sarah has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, which means she was a crazy lucky devil who got to experiment full-time in her studio for two years straight. She now feels even more lucky to be running her own shop full-time. However, to this day, she still does not like the color violet, and she will never bring vegetables to your house.
on the nightstand:
A vintage clock, a seashell lady made in the Philippines, and a beautiful blue pitcher (made by local potter Margie Thompson), which holds equally wonderful crochet narcissus from Etsy seller Suili.
Linen, plaids, triangles, cut paper, Versacraft ink, curry, ginger syrup, and cayenne chocolate cookies.
what inspires you about winter?
The bare negative spaces, cool air, breath becoming visible.
Winter is awesome. I love everything about it. When I was further north, I loved waking up to a blanket of white space. Going out for a walk after a snow and hearing the sound of compacting it under my feet never once got old.
what’s one item in your winter wardrobe you can’t go without?
Footless tights. I know it seems ridiculous footless anything in the winter, but down here we don’t have to worry about snow.
what are three constants in your day?
Beyond the obvious: email, post office, packing orders…here are the ones I have to try harder to keep constant:
- write down deadlines