Ashkahn's Playful Art Studio

Ashkahn's Playful Art Studio

Julienne Lin
Oct 24, 2011

Name: Ashkahn Shahparnia
Location: Silver Lake, California
Size: 500 square feet

Sitting on top of a fashion design showroom, Ashkahn Shahparnia's studio can be picked out by the "hehehe" neon sign blazing in the window. Up there is a fantastic space where artist, Ashkahn, has transformed into an art production studio overlooking a colorful Silverlake neighborhood. With large windows that provide lots of natural light, Ashkahn's studio allows him to paint, photograph, and create all things from album covers to prints to t-shirts and more. The studio is filled with beautiful homewares from places like Hemingway and Pickett and Jonathon Adler, along with Ashkahn's own artwork that adds a personal touch.

Ashkahn's love for funky, colorful artwork and homewares is reflected in his home office studio. From his love for the pink Pantone palette 1767 to his vintage collection of Communication Arts magazines, a visit to his studio definitely sparked much design inspiration in us.

Unplggd Tech Tour Survey

My/our style: Raw and uncensored!

The inspiration for my home office: Madness

Favorite element in your space: Pens

Biggest challenge in designing my space: Fitting big boxes in it.

What friends say about my space: "OMG this is AMAZING!"

Area where there is room for improvement/future projects: The corner of the studio. There is a big slanted shape taking up space.

Proudest DIY (do it yourself) project: Nailing curtains over a window so that the sun would not burn me at 3pm.

Biggest indulgence with respect to my space: Coronas in the fridge.

Best advice about organizing or incorporating tech into the home: Keep the wires organized!

Here's how you can get the same look as Ashkahn's home office:


Home Tech Hardware:

  • Epson 3590 photo scanner
  • Apple iMac 27"
  • iPhone 4 White
  • Canon Pro9000 Printer
  • Furniture:

  • Kanner Architects Task Chair
  • Desk: IKEA
  • Walnut Owl
  • Plumen light (hanging over the monitor)
  • Bison vases (mint green with flowers in it)
  • Sunset no.3 (framed piece alone on wall) by Ashkahn
  • Gold Banana Bud Vase
  • From Ashkahn:

  • BORING sticker
  • XOXO greeting card
  • hehehe neon sign
  • From Shadowplay:

  • Small halftone painting on corkboard
  • Photos by Julienne Lin

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