Q + A WITH EVE SINGER FROM BROYT
Collaborating with other creatives is one of my greatest joys, and Eve Singer from BROYT is one of my favorites. Her style is simple, elegant, and sophisticated without being boring. She gets "the mix." The combination of texture and color, the vintage with the perfect patina, or the contemporary ceramic piece with just the right character. Her styling, often minimal, is impeccable. She knows just how to place an object to highlight its best features. The events she plans aren't just beautiful but also full of meaning; her approach to gathering goes deeper than aesthetics. I could continue raving about my love for Eve's style, but I wanted you all to hear from her. Read on as Eve answers some of my questions:
How would you describe your style in a few words?
Simple, layered, and balanced.
I absorb inspiration from my surroundings: travel, fashion, music, dance, and nature. I also love history and how design ties into different periods and moments in time. Maybe it just seems like a candle holder, but looking closer at its lines and materials can tell you so much. What cultural influences does the piece have? What ideas were people embracing at the time? What were they rejecting?
Lately, I've been really inspired by the work of Gabriella Crespi. Her designs are timeless and, while not minimal, provide the balance I'm always searching for against cleaner, more simple lines. Also, her life was just fascinating.
What is your approach to gathering? I know that you are concerned with more than just aesthetics and want to understand the whole story, how do you go about achieving this?
We aren't just creating a table, but the entire atmosphere, mood, and feeling of the event. We want to create an intimate and warm environment where guests feel loved, tended to, and nourished.
How has your thinking about creating a gathering changed since Covid?
We have learned to appreciate and savor each moment that families and friends can be together for special celebratory occasions because we all now know what it feels like to miss out on that.
When you source vintage or antiques, what are you looking for? Is there a style or period that you gravitate towards?
It's really about the balance. I think gravitating too much toward one period or style can make a space seem stale. So instead, I look for pieces that somehow speak to me through movement, texture, or story.
Is there anything that you personally collect?
Not at the moment. For now, I'm just a passage - the pieces I find only flow through me and onto the next stop in their journey.
What is the biggest lesson you have learned since founding BROYT?
The spark for creativity can sometimes dwindle when it becomes a job. So I need to make time for creativity for the sake of joy -- which also helps keep the creative spirit flowing.
SHOP THE STORY:
Vintage Nemadji style pottery vessel
Tall Curvy Candlestick Holders
Double hand wooden sculpture
Wood Hand Sculpture
Chancy Effigy Vessel
BROYT Fluted Pillar Candle
BROYT Carved Stone Bowls