Few objects born out of the 12 months 2020 spark pleasure for me, however Steak Diane’s handmade masks nonetheless make me smile — and I imply that actually. (Some featured huge pink lips smoking a cigarette.)
Now, after promoting tons of of hand-sewn face coverings with enjoyable prints like martini olives and moules-frites on them — Todd Heim, whose drag title is Steak Diane, has determined to embark on a brand new mission: residence items, bought beneath the moniker Chez Diane.
“I’ve spent a while serious about who Diane is and landed on this concept that she’s a hostess,” Heim mentioned of his different half. “[She’s] sort of a multitude within the kitchen, however makes a wonderful martini, units a shocking desk, and is aware of how you can deliver folks collectively for a cocktail party.” Residence items like placemats, napkins, and, in fact, martini coasters, appeared just like the logical subsequent step for the each of them, particularly because it feels safer to take off our masks and collect round dinner tables once more.
Heim began serious about the gathering again in January, when he was cooped up at residence and fantasizing about journey, saying that since COVID started, “I’ve but to enterprise exterior of the U.S., so I used to be dreaming about locations I’ve been — Marseilles, Sicily, Greek Islands, and many others. — and locations I haven’t been — Portugal, so many coastal Italian cities, and many others. — and what a go to to any of these locations has to supply.” He imagined mendacity on a gingham blanket on a rocky seaside, ingesting low cost wine, and perhaps smoking a cigarette. Plus, in fact, lengthy lunches and late dinners with a number of contemporary seafood. With that vibe in thoughts, he designed shellfish-covered desk linens, lobster bibs, and different items.
All of Chez Diane’s items are made domestically, between New York’s garment district and Heim’s studio. You may preorder the total assortment here, and browse some highlights modeled by Steak Diane herself and photographed by Hunter Abrams, beneath.
https://www.thecut.com/2021/10/introducing-chez-diane-a-home-goods-line-by-steak-diane.html | Introducing Chez Diane, a Residence Items Line by Steak Diane