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About meredithries

Meredith is a set designer living in Brooklyn, NY. See her work at: www.meredithries.com This is a repurposed old blog. Because continuity is important. Malaprop is a malapropism

SUMBMISSION 1: PRIMEVAL BROOKLYN

“BUILD A GIANT TERRARIUM WITH HOLES ONLU BIG ENOUGH FOR BEES. FILL IT WITH PLANTS NATIVE TO NEW YORK SO IT BECOMES A TINY SLICE OF WHAT BROOKLYN WAS BEFORE PEOPLE LIVED HERE”    

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Thefiveeleven  Dream Lot Competition It had been there for over 150 years. A brick house, ordinary looking until it became the last relic of a time long past. It was a home to families, a headquarters for a contracting company, the … Continue reading

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Its a new year. Say goodbye to something thats been around for the last 100.

Meet 511 Lafayette Avenue. Also known as Brooklyn Block 1783, lot 93. It’s the building across the street from my apartment. Also known as a small scale personal obsession since I moved in 3 years ago. It’s a double-wide red … Continue reading

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A Change of Tune

In case anyone still reads this. I’m about to start posting things NOT about making props. Its been a few years. Life has changed. I’m sorry.

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Let them Eat Cake, a Post About Pie

Its been a while since I’ve made a prop. Lets be specific: It’s been a while since I’ve developed a prop. Which is a very different process. Making props happens all the time. Whenever you hand an actor a piece of paper … Continue reading

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addendum

I forgot about this one!!! Best text ever.   Taken at Petra, in Jordan many years ago. Wish I was there.

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Significant Text

For the past year, these images have been hanging above my drafting table:   By Nathan Coley Linda Evangelista photographed by Pierpaolo Ferrari for W magazine, 2009.   The wall was covered with images and clippings, but these were my … Continue reading

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