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Joanna Newsom Have One on Me

Cool Idea: Stage Your Own Album Cover

Last night, I was lucky enough to score a comp ticket from a photographer friend to the sold-out Joanna Newsom concert. The singer was wearing fabulous stacked white heels and a side cutout plaid full-length dress (which somehow looked amazing on her) at the show, and it made me think about her fantastic, over-the-top sense of style. This design sense extends beyond her wardrobe to her home in Nevada City, CA, which is where she staged the photo for her latest album, Have One on Me.

For the photo, according to the New York Times article, Newsom

dragged many of her belongings into her living room — a stuffed peacock, a leopard-print ottoman, tchotchkes and clothes and rugs and partitions — and arranged them on and around her couch, which sits in front of a wall-hung 18th-century tapestry.

This description of Newsom's fabulous home furnishings made me wonder if I have enough interesting objects in my home to stage a similar album cover. I'm pretty sure my cover would be more homespun, with quilts, nature objects, and stacks of books substituting for Newsom's stuffed peacock and numerous partitions. What would you grab from your home to stage your own album cover?

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