Tuesday, May 09, 2006




(the above images are actually wall prints silkscreened on balsa wood from salvor. they're new and when i saw them for the first time in the salvor studio a few weeks ago, i was instantly smitten. they are so wonderful in person. get one here.)

accidental interview #3
...a periodic presentation from hoping for happy accidents


alisa grifo is in constant creative pursuit.

alisa is the proprietor and curator of the salvor kiosk, a shop that offers interesting items from a different country every few months. hidden up at the top of a dark stairwell above a busy soho street, the salvor kiosk is a must-see shop in nyc. in developing the stock of products for the kiosk, alisa is committed to supporting small companies and dedicated artisians, as well as offering items that remind us of the beauty in the mundane. each collection of items is like a travelogue, a kind document of daily life in a different country.

a parsons and george washington university gradute, alisa is also an artist and a designer who has worked with everyone from needcompany to moma to the folks at metropolis magazine.

she's a world traveler and an art lover...
instantly warm, thoughtful and engaging.
in short, an inspiring person.
...and she is someone that i'm happy to accidentally know.

what inspires your art? your work?
people, food, smells, nature, anything with the human touch

happiness is...
peace

browsing often...
any market...flea, farmers, etc...where i can talk to the seller/maker directly

wishing for...
happiness

listening to...
+ stereolab
+ anything ross, my co-worker plays, it's all great! he has
an amazing collection!

escaping with...
+ travel stories!
+ bios
+ 20th century history
+ studs terkel's "working"

morning...
yoga

noon...
work & shop keeping & daydreaming of places

night...
eat!

what are you looking forward to?
my next trip, the next people i meet on it, the food i eat while i am
there

the future is...
listening

the past is...
email

your happiest accident...
meeting my husband and salvor kiosk