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Inside The Amazing Bushwick Loft of Artist and Mama Terri Chiao

Written by Erin Feher

Photography by Winona Barton-Ballentine 

What more could a kid want than a pair of cool Brooklyn parents who specialize in the art of play? Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza, a.k.a. CHIAOZZA, are mixed-media artists known for their colorful, whimsical, and often times giggle-inducing works. Their squiggles and shapes have graced Ikea rugs, their other-worldly sculptures have towered over Coachella crowds, and their quirky scenes have been commissioned by Hermés, The Line Hotel, Nike, and many more. Needless to say, the couple’s amazing Bushwick loft—featuring an aerial treehouse, a cozy cabin, and a dining table that looks like it’s blooming with pink cotton candy—is a pretty cool place for a two-year-old to grow up (and is also featured in the new book Creative Spaces by Poketo founders Ted Vadakan and Angie Myun). Click through the slideshow below to meet Terri and her daughter Tove, take a tour of their home and studio, and learn all about how their creative lives and family lives mingle in the most magical of ways.

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  1. Jimmie Cat Frezza says...

    Holy Moly. I feel like a “Big Shot” just knowing Two. That’s my Friend Terri and Amy Mr. Granddaughter
    Love, Grandpa Frezza

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