“We’ve been saying we’ve lived in LA for seven months for the last three months,” Mimi Jung of Brook&Lyn told us. “It’s nice here nearly every day. In New York you can feel a bit trapped with buildings.”
It’s this warm, open-air feeling that has influenced some of her latest work—intricately woven, natural colored tapestries.
Mimi began her creative career as a book designer. “Eventually,” she said, “it became super boring so I left to freelance.”
From there, she stumbled upon jewelry making. Her first collection included rope crocheted around agate, with a very handmade feel. At the time, she was also a “blogger,” a title she (sort of reluctantly) accepted when it was assigned to her. The blog also served as press for her collection, which caught the eye of retailers such as Shopbop and Anthropologie.
At some point while living in in Brooklyn, she signed up for a printmaking class at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn. The class was cancelled at the last minute so she joined a weaving class—it ended up perfectly fitting the bill as her next creative venture.
At the same time, her husband Brian started getting into woodworking and built her a loom. “I don’t want to pigeon hole our work with a title,” Mimi explained. She’s now working on crafting everything from small hanging pieces to larger weavings that cover the expanse of a wall.
Her latest work stands alone—a pillar at over 5′ tall with alternating blue, white and grey shades and fringed skirt at the base.
It’s currently part of a show at The Sacred Door gallery in Venice, the first gallery show she’s participated in!
Photos by Collin Hughes