Monday With Maira

 Snoop around artist/philosopher Maira Kalman‘s apartment at the New York Social Diary by Jill Krementz, and take a spin around her desk, being even more snoopy in her pen drawer at Design*Sponge

…and check out InspirationBoards and PaperMag to read interviews with her. What’s not to be inspired by with this wonderful woman? Below, a re-release of Michael Pollan‘s book, Food Rules, with illustrations by Kalman…

“When Michael asked if I would like to illustrate this book, I said two things. First, YES. Absolutely YES. Second, that Cheezdoodles had a beloved place in our family history.”

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and from Steven Heller’s interview with her in The Atlantic

‘Did Pollan place any restrictions on the kind of artwork you’d do? Like, your inks all had to be vegetable-based?’

‘I had to eat a carrot before I started each painting. But sometimes I would eat a Snickers. Can you tell which paintings those are?’

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 Please check out her ‘And The Pursuit Of Happiness’ blog for the Op/Ed pages of the New York Times. Charming, witty, relevant, even three years after Obama’s inauguration…

HALLELUJAH. The angels are singing on this glorious day. - By Maira Kalman - The Inauguration. At Last.

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