Art Business

The Best + Worst Vendors

The Best + Worst Vendors

Guys: running a biz takes a village, and I’m happy to share my latest secret to life long happiness: VET YOUR VILLAGE.  Make damn sure that they check all the boxes. And before I praise my favorite vendors ever, let’s spell out those boxes: 

Mason Lane Goes North

Mason Lane Goes North

Big News:  Our friend Laura Mann is taking Mason Lane beyond Brooklyn.  

Bigger News: She has GREAT. TASTE.

Laura Mann is an art and design groupie  based in Toronto. She’s bringing in a whole NEW roster of artists, galleries, and creative ideas that don’t make their way south of the border. So, with that, we are pleased to introduce Mason Lane Canada.

5 Reasons Why.... OCTOBER WAS AWESOME

What. A. Month. Here’s info on our new designer program, how we save client cash, and more.

1. We organized and sponsored the 1st Annual Cobble Hill Halloween Window Painting Day.

This was a spirited community affair through which children ages 6-12 were given a full supply bag to use to paint an assigned retail window on Court Street. Here’s why it was a total win.

Budding artist in action

Budding artist in action

2. Interior Designers: we’ve got your backs…

…MORE THAN EVA. Check out our bigger + better trade program with various ways we support you.

Design by one of our faves,  Ali Reeve Design.

Design by one of our faves, Ali Reeve Design.

3. You’re Invite to our biz growth forum with LuAnn Nigara.

Nov. 14th, 7pm. Limited spots, RSVP required.

Design Podcast Host of “A Well-Designed Business”

Design Podcast Host of “A Well-Designed Business”

4. Efficiency is still our favorite word.

And we hired Melissa Byczek to keep it that way. (And ultimately, save client $$$).

We love our organizational fairy Godmother.

We love our organizational fairy Godmother.

5. This month’s discovery: Montreal artist Nicolas LaChance.

Because emerging Canadian art is too gorg to miss.

LOVE. THESE. TOGETHER. Pic from Galerie Rene Blouin.

LOVE. THESE. TOGETHER. Pic from Galerie Rene Blouin.

Our Biz Philosophies

I recently learned through a new favorite podcast that people are increasingly working with and working for companies that represent their values. And vice versa- they’re NOT working with and for those that don’t. This got me thinking (while running in the POURING 2 days ago) what are our values and business philosophies? What does MaLa represent? WELL, here’s what I’ve got in the 3 areas that came to mind first:

Tips for Artists Who Enjoy Selling Art

I've recently learned that quite a few artists follow me on Instagram, which is SUCH a fun fact since I thought my following them was one sided.  But considering I have this audience AND an informed point of view on the art buying process , I thought I’d share some unsolicited advice for artists who enjoy selling art.

ICYMI: The Deal with Barnaby Lane x Mason Lane

Raise your hand if you saw our announcement on Barnaby Lane x Mason Lane. And raise your hand if you were excited and confused. WELL, curious enthused fans, I'm happy provide some clarity on how this happened, WHY it's a big dealio and how it benefits people near and far.  

Our OCD and How It Makes Your Life Better

Recently I publicly stated (on Instagram) that I hate computer problems and hired a "tech consultant" to make them go away. Well, I am pleased to report that IT WORKED. Our Techie not only fixed my computer problems…