Last Thursday, my friend E invited me to the grand opening of Little World Design, an art gallery emerged by E’s friend, Manuel Acosta and Manuel’s business partner, Heather Pando. The duo focuses on creating custom contemporary pieces that are edgy and thought provoking. They aim to “blend the surreal with the natural,” Pando once said in an interview. Their one of a kind sculptures can be seen in beautiful high-end weddings, to commercial spaces, each incorporating natural elements and synthetic materials.
They’re even more gorgeous in person. I loved the hand dipped white linen rose mirror with painted branches and leaves (clockwise photo 5). The oyster mushroom wall sculpture I thought would look cool in any space (photo 4).
Photo 8 is a window installation in their gallery, made of paper flowers. Breathtaking.
The stunning neckpiece on Heather is also a Manuel creation, made of feathers, preserved leaves and a synthetic bird dipped with black paint and a velvet wrap for the neck. Wow.