An Artist We Love: Mimi Jung of Brook&Lyn

The owner of LA boutique Brook&Lyn (before you ask, the shop is a Brooklyn transplant), Mimi Jung has an easy, whimsical-meets-modern aesthetic we can’t help but admire. A graphic designer with her own jewelry collection, she has also recently started making the most incredible one-of-a-kind woven wall hangings. We lust after each one (and dream about them livening up our apartments), so naturally we needed to know more. Here, we get the story from this multitalented artist.

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How did you get into wall hangings?

About two years ago, I took a short weaving workshop in Brooklyn before moving out to LA. I forgot about it until my husband built me a loom to play around with at home. Something about weaving and the LA lifestyle just fit so beautifully together.

They’re so intricate—how do you decide where to start?

I’m inspired by color first and then I work on the composition. Color inspiration can come from pretty much everywhere: a film, a stranger’s outfit, even a row of houses.

How long does it take to make each one?

It depends on the size, but even the smallest ones take about forty hours per piece.

Do you have any at home?

I have one that I love that lives in our living room, a pair that live in the studio and another one that’s guarding our hallway. There are no rules about hanging weavings—they’re like pieces of art, you can hang them wherever you see fit.

Who is your textile artist hero?

Sheila Hicks—she revolutionized weaving!