BlogTourLA: Visiting Natural Curiosities

Posted By Gudy Herder / October 10, 2013 / 17 Comments

Natural Curiosities was another great visit Veronika organized  for the Modenus BlogTourLA. Located in a breathtaking former recreation house space, this art house has been most inspiring.

Natural Curiosities view 1st floor

Christopher Wilcox and his team of artists and designers are creating all art work in these studios in Los Angeles.

Natural Curiosities seaweed

Natural curiosities table

We have been lucky enough to get a peek behind the scenes during the creative process (and believe me, there is nothing more I love than a glimpse of a good making of).

Natural curiosities water colors

Natural Curiosities stairs

Natural Curiosities paintings

From entomological and botanical to oceanic and geological, they collect the most beautiful and even intriguing specimens, prepared with natural treatments for longevity, and curate them into display frames.

Natural Curiosities moodboards

The butterflies you see here are coming from butterfly farms where they are collected once ended their natural life cycle.

Natural Curiosities

Christopher Wilcox pointed out some interesting thoughts during our visit like he believes breaking the rules is essential for any creative process. I wish I’d apply that more often :-) …


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  • October 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    What an absolutely wonderful place Gudy-exactly the sort of thing I love! How amazing to be able to work in such an environment! xx

    • Gudy
      October 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      I know! The whole place was stunning!Perfect height, perfect light, loads of ateliers and creative people in there…xx

  • October 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    What a fantastic place to work and to visit Gudy! I can only dream of working in a space like that. I loved everything in it. xD

    • Gudy
      October 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      iI’s all about finding abandoned spaces in the outskirts which will get en vogue with the time and be brave enough to be the pioneer in the area. I believe those places still exist.

  • October 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Love this place Gudy – I’d LOVE working( or even living there) – and I’m glad to hear the butterflies had died before they got pinned ;-) Happy day sweetest friend,

    • Gudy
      October 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      Yep, that was my first question when I saw them pinned in hundreds…xx back to you!

  • October 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Hahaha! Was just thinking the same as Anya… glad the butterflies cam to a natural end before..

    An amazing space… how exotic! You know I love curiosities:-)

    • Gudy
      October 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      I know, you made it pretty clear on your last post which is gorgeous:-)

  • tracy
    October 11, 2013 at 10:37 am

    You lucky lady, Gudy! This is THE one place that I would give anything to visit. Love the space, love their work. Fabulous!

    • Gudy
      October 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Yes, it’s one of those visits you’ll remember!

  • mel
    October 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Oh I bet you loved it, seeing them work. I’ve always loved butterfly displays, albeit ones that have died naturally like these (very important to point out!). Mel x

    • Gudy
      October 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      It seems we were all interested in the same question…x

  • October 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Your photos perfectly capture the creative spirit of the space, Gudy. It was fun to take a step back to last week and feel like I was right there in the space, again! x

    • Gudy
      October 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      That’s nice, Will! Just missing the summer temperature there and lovely food we had!x

  • October 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Fabulous pics Gudy!! You have such a wonderful eye!
    X Lynn

    • Gudy
      October 11, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      So do you! Thks, Lynn. I enjoy your pics too!

  • October 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Beautiful write and photos Gudy. An interesting and inspirational place. x

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