The Tools for Living June window was such a success, that the storefront has become a favorite spot for a quick NYC flick for tourists, bloggers and even the occasional tweeter. For the month of July, we asked Mike Perry to do a piece inspired by the word “Home.” Mike’s signature line-drawn style, with his bright spray paint splashes and black Sharpie-drawn houses and keyholes, is the perfect interpretation of the theme for our SoHo community. Mike’s work is modern and hip without being pretentious – and that’s what Tools for Living is all about.
Mike Perry works in Brooklyn, creating books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawings, paintings, illustrations and teaching whenever possible. His first book Hand Job, published by Princeton Architectural Press, hit the book shelves in 2006. His second book, Over & Over, came out in the fall of 2008 and he’s currently working on two new ones. In 2007 he started a magazine called Untitled, which has earned him quite a cult following. Clients include the New York Times Magazine, Dwell magazine, Microsoft Zune, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Zoo York.