The Studio of Lane Smith
Talk about a dream design space! In the studio of Lane Smith you'll not only find a dream library filled with Smith’s collection of vintage children’s books, complete with a library ladder, but you'll also find a rustic stone fireplace to relax near on those cold Connecticut winters, all tucked away in a cozy barn behind his 200-year old farmhouse.
(Photographs by David Prince.)
In his own words, author and illustrator Lane Smith ''has written and illustrated a bunch of stuff." That means over thirty books including, Abe Lincoln's Dream, Grandpa Green - a 2012 Caldecott Honor Book, national bestsellers Madam President and John, Paul, George & Ben, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, plus, with Jon Scieszka his titles have included the Caldecott Honor winner The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs; Math Curse; and Science Verse.
Be sure to check out his blog where you'll get to take a peak at the books on his bookcases and a bunch of other stuff!
(Photograph by David Prince.)
You can see more of Lane Smith and graphic designer Molly Leach's 1800's farmhouse in a featured article from Country Living Magazine.
I didn't come across this while researching illustrators like I normally would. I was actually looking on Pinterest for design ideas on stone fireplaces! (I just acquired some bargain basement stone to use in our cabin, and I need to design the fireplace around a small quantity of stone.) Out of all the fireplace photos out there I come across Lane Smith's. And a article on his home and studio to boot. How cool is that!