From the Desk ofâ€¦ is a window into the world and workspace of some of ACLâ€™s most stylish friends.
Aside from being the first woman featured in this space, Brett Lally is a talented designer, artist, muscle car enthusiast and all around great gal. Ms. Lally spends her days working in design at Supreme.
Ms. Lally’s Description
Recently I converted my studio from the center of my small clothing brand, Borne, to a space for painting. I hate clutter and always left my desk clear each night after work as a way of forcing a sense of daily completion. Now, my desk is completely devoid of purchase orders, invoices, and unpaid bills. In its place are oil paints, linseed oil, and turpentine.Â I got the Herman Miller reproduction desk down the street from an old architecture studio for $100. I traded my chair for an exercise ball to avoid sitting for hours with the wrong posture while I was training for a marathon(that I never completed). I hardly ever use my computer anymore except to play music while trying to learn how to paint. I closed my e-mail account in an effort to further reduce time spent on my computer. My Dad gave me the Leica which I never use but like to look at. I keep a lot of books around for ideas (and to look intellectual) and my 68 Charger model car hoping that one day Iâ€™ll trade it in for the real thing. My mom gave me the soapstone Pointer book ends as a poor substitute for an actual dog. The wooden doll is from a Girl/Chocolate art show. Mike Watt painted it. The trophy was a gift from my boyfriendâ€™s family. His grandmother won â€œGrand Champion in Needlepointâ€ in Arkansas circa 1959. I also keep pictures from my childhood because I grew up on a farm and love to reminisce.
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