Lauren Tennenbaum is an artist whose work has been used in countless editorials, by stylists, for Vogue Italia, V Magazine, commissioned for Lady Gaga and utilized by Nike.
After graduating Vassar College, where she majored in Cognitive Science and Art History, she launched the blog (IN)DECOROUS TASTE
as an outlet for her artistic vision, creative philosophy and (sometimes futile) aesthetic experiments. To achieve the vision, she and her collaborator Lydia Koch paint (walls, furniture, canvases, backdrops, finishes on wood and metal), photograph and style, design and construct textiles, accessories, jewelry, leatherwear, shoes, interiors, and graphics. Photography and styling is also by Lauren Tennenbaum and Lydia Koch unless otherwise indicated.
Lauren’s style has been informed by a diversity of influences. She spent a semester studying architecture in Denmark, and she has studied art at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania.
She has been infatuated with Byzantine Churches, romanced by sleaze and flirted with everything gaudy, glamorous, weird and eccentric. She hopes her projects convey her sense of humor, whimsy and excitement.
“I care less about getting the aesthetic “right” and more about capturing a sense of delight. Opulence is found, not purchased.” Her mantra is a maxim from one of her favorite taste-makers, Geoffrey Bennison: "Always put something mad on top of something very good, or something very good on top of something mad." Lauren believes that the fun (and style!) is in finding the balance, or saying to hell with it.