Katie Stout

Katie Stout is a New York based designer. Born in Portland, Maine, Stout grew up in New Jersey and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She utilizes an assorted range of media and regularly unexpected techniques. Her body of work, described as “naïve pop”, includes seating, shelving, lighting, mirrors, carpets and curtains.

Katie lives in Brooklyn, NY where we photographed her in limited edition No. 01, No. 13 and No. 14 and sat down for a lightning Q&A session.

TIME AFTER TIME

Morning routine:   I wish I had one!

Nighttime ritual:    ditto

Drink of choice:    Water

Favorite workout:  Running 

Current uniform:   Oversized white shirts and semi-clean pants



FOR THE TIME BEING

Book you’re reading:   Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin (I’m not sure I like it but I picked it for the cover)

Song or album on repeat:   INOJ - Love You Down

Most-used app:   iMessage

Favorite podcast:   The C Word

Last movie you saw:   Three Days of the Condor

Artist who inspires you at the moment:   Dorothea Tanning 

 

QUIET TIME

Self-care strategies:   Sleep

Can’t-live-without-it beauty product:   EltaMD Face Lotion 

Place where you go to relax:   Fort Greene Park 

 

PASTIME

Off-duty activity or hobby:   Anything outside!

Favorite charity that’s worth your time:   ACLU

Guilty pleasure to (wonderfully) waste your time:   Reddit or stalking friends from high school on Facebook 

 

 

OF ALL TIME

Smartest advice ever received:   Alice Lichtenstein once told me “Its ok to not know how to talk about your work”. I don’t know if it is the “of all time” advice but it was really freeing.

Most inspiring trip:   Shroom trip at Lookbook Island 

Best gift you ever got:   My Nicola L. Impenetrable piece from Nina Johnson

Most memorable meal:   Vegan meal made for me and Jeff by Clare de Boer from King Restaurant!

 

TIMELESS

Three objects you think will stand the test of time:   Hooks, fleeces, pencils

 

IN TIME

What’s your next project? :   I have a solo show in 2021 with Venus Over Manhattan!

What are you looking forward to in 2021?   Seeing people!

 

TIME WILL TELL

Ten years from now, you will:   Have a full beard.

Invention or innovation you most want to see in the future:   I want something that compresses all of our trash into diamonds.

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