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Welcome to Shops Illustrated, a Racked feature in which artist Jennifer Hoyden sketches New York City stores. For each entry, she'll draw a street view, an interior look, and some items currently hanging on the racks.
Ted Muehling's inspiration might be found in nature, but his jewelry and objects are found in Tribeca. Aptly located on White Street, just below the grit and crowds on Canal, his namesake store is filled with glowing porcelain (both bisque and glazed), most often creamy white, with shadows of a glossy seafoam green or Conch pink resting inside.
Muehling's work for the illustrious Nymphenburg manufacturer is showcased alongside his own sculptural jewelry as well as the creations of other independent artists like Gabrielle Kiss, John Hatleberg and Lee Hale. Everything on display is arguably a work of art, but you would be wise to regard it as more of a museum. With a delectably pearly corn on the cob going for four figures, a visit can simultaneously whet your appetite and sorely compromise your grocery budget.
· All Shops Illustrated posts [Racked NY]
· Ted Muehling [Official Site]