After a year of disarray, people all over the world have made 2021 about piecing things back together. Whether it’s their home, friends or even their wardrobe, people are slowly sewing their lives back into place, one patch at a time.
To tell this story, LAY LO created the ReMade Collection in partnership with textile design studio W.A.L.D to piece together 21 limited edition cover designs using hundreds of pieces of scrap material sourced from their past collections.
We sat down with Warren and his adorable Cockapoo Twiggy to tour his home studio and get a glimpse behind the collab.
What’s your adoption story?
I adopted my 7 year old Cockapoo Twiggy from the West LA Animal Shelter. For 3 whole months, I’d go every week until I felt a connection. She was 1 at the time and was the only dog not barking. Something about her just seemed kind. My intuition was right!
How would you describe your dog’s personality?
Twiggy is a bit of a ham sometimes. I named her after Twiggy, the model. Coincidentally, she loves attention and I’m not ashamed to say she 100% deserves it. I adopted her 8 years ago and she continues to be the most loving thing I’ve ever known.
Describe your home studio and style?
I live in an industrial loft in DTLA. My space doubles up as my work space and my home. While the space is a work/live studio, I’ve compartmentalized it to allow for some separation. With my work very much focused on preserving craft around the world, you’ll find textiles hanging everywhere. They are things I get to appreciate and be inspired by, on a daily basis. They also bring a lot of color and warmth to the space.
What is your approach to interior design? How do your passions translate to your home’s interior?
My interior design approach is about accumulation over time. I’m a big collector. Objects get introduced to the space and then influence where I place the next thing. Eventually everything references one another and it creates a uniquely personal space. This process mirrors my work. It’s very reactionary and not incredibly thought out. For this reason, it doesn’t lean into one particular style nor would you find it on the pages of Dwell. It’s completely mine and that’s what I love about it.
I’m formerly trained as a painter and have always been inspired and excited by other artist’s studios. I like it, because a work space only needs to make sense to the one working in it. It could look like total chaos to someone else, but for the artist, everything is exactly where it’s supposed to be. When an artist’s space feels personal, it’s easier to get into a flow state when you’re creating. A unique space allows for unique work.