The art and design worlds have often been separated by an arbitrary line between stores and galleries. Then came home goods store Biscuit Home and its owner, Bailey McCarthy, who stylishly says to hell with all that.
Fresh off Biscuit's first limited-edition collection with New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore, the store is debuting another exciting collaboration this week with Mary H. Case.
According to a thorough Q&A about the collection on the blog apieceoftoast, the connection between Biscuit and Case, who lives in The Woodlands, started when McCarthy's farm house—including an original longhorn painting by Case displayed prominently over the fireplace mantel—was featured in Country Living magazine. The feature earned a lot of buzz for Case, and when the artist reached out to McCarthy to thank her, a natural pairing was formed.
"We at Biscuit are really excited that we got to work with Mary to produce exclusive giclée prints and a limited edition glass tray that feature her sought-after longhorns—available through Biscuit and Mary's online shop. What we love most about the drawings are how straightforward and beautiful they are…they strike a balance of clean and bold; the contrast between the elegance of the sepia ink lines used alongside the contemporary composition of the masculine subject matter makes each piece striking and special," writes Molly Miller.
In addition to a quartet of limited edition longhorn drawing glicée prints priced between $185 and $1,250, the collaboration also includes an exclusive longhorn glass tray for $95.
"My hope is that my prints can be appreciated and by people who have a love of art, animals, or both," says Case. "Longhorns might be a symbol of Texas but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed by all."