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Leanne Shapton:
Former New York Times op-ed page art director,
celebrated artist and illustrator, and published author
is the talented individual behind all of the above images.

Her experimental novel, entitled,
“Important Artifacts and Personal Property
from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris,
Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry”
received critical acclaim. Although the title will not fit
on a marquis, rumor has it
that Ms. Shapton’s book is being made into a movie
starring Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman.


Just recently, I came across Ms. Shapton’s name yet again,
while reading her New York Times T Magazine blog feature
entitled “We Three Things”. Not to mention, in February,
when I spied these Tory Burch
limited edition Valentine’s Day pajamas,
for which Leanne Shapton designed the textiles.

I think we will be seeing a lot more from this busy and talented lady…

Images via:  LeanneShapton;

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  1. paula wrote:

    Would love to see the movie.

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  2. Kathy wrote:

    How did I miss those P.J.'s? That woman definitely has talent. K

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  3. I too missed the PJs, which saddens me! LOADS of talent here!

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  4. Wow! I was aware she designed those PJs for TB but had no clue that she was such a a Renaissance woman. Great post!

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  5. Joyce wrote:

    I love those pjs!! xo

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  6. Ooh, very nice! I wear Chanel No. 19 and I just adore it.

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  7. You know, I just LOVE the NY Times. I've found more cool shelter and fashion stuff there, too! Very interesting post here, I really enjoyed it!

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  8. I'm in love with those pj's!

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  9. love that chanel painting. how fabulous would that appear, very large against a bare wall, perhaps even somewhere unexpected, like a dining room 🙂 really fun! hey, just heard this moring that the dean at harvard law school is up for a supreme court nomination. very cool. 🙂 happy tuesday!

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  10. Very cool. Love those PJs.

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  11. La Dolfina wrote:

    Sounds like a great movie in the making! Love those PJ's too!!

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  12. She's so talented! I'd love to see that movie.

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  13. So interesting. I love allround talents! Have to check out the links… Thanks!!

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  14. i agree with avant garde… that painting would look great against a bare wall!

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  15. I, too, love the pj's. Hope hope hope there will be a movie. Keep us posted on what you hear. Yes, she's amazing. I really don't know how people can manage to be so good at so many things and never stop moving. xx's

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  16. yayellie wrote:

    Who did the first two artworks? Fantastique!

    The NYTimes blog is such an inspiration, I can't get enough of it and I'm glad you're a fan too!

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  17. the Chanel illustration so much of course! a girl gotta love Chanel! hehe 😉

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  18. I totally need to see that movie.

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  19. Ohhh she sounds like quite the talent. I have to read this "We Three Things" piece you speak of! xo katie

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  20. Oooh… I love creative people. They make me feel so boring but at the same time completely inspired. Great find!

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  21. How inspiring. And, I love those PJs! Would like to be in them right about now. Thanks for the comment. I am sure we could swap stories over email. One memorable one from my last pregnancy involved ordering cranberry juice and bread from room service at the St. Regis in NYC during a business trip….$45 well spent…

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  22. Steven wrote:

    Sue, I've loved Leanne Shapton's illustrations for years. I saw her speak once with her husband, Jason Fulford. They run a small book imprint.

    Check it out…

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  23. Love her images, especially that third one!

    Thank you for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it <3

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  24. sara wrote:

    Those PJs are fantastic – I don't think I would ever want to take them off and would just lounge around in them all weekend!

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  25. Averill wrote:

    Love the TB print! It's geometric but still looks hand drawn…very appealing.

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  26. Good find–glad shes now on my radar!

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  27. beingdena wrote:

    amazing images, love the pj's x

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  28. Kristin wrote:

    I am beyond intrigued!

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  29. Jessica wrote:

    I absolutely adored the pajamas she did for Tory Burch.

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  30. Those Tory Burch pj's are adorable! What a find!

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