Founded by Texas native Jessica Love, Urbane Objects intends to transform the way we shop for our homes. Originally from a small town in east Texas, as an adult Jessica migrated from Houston to Austin, picking up diverse interior design experience along the way. Motivated by the feeling of being a pioneer, her first trip abroad was to Mexico, and over the course of the last two decades she returns to Mexico frequently, as if pulled by the tides.
The Urbane Objects gallery is a reflection of these border-crossings: the steadfast independence of modern Texas mingled with the innate intuition of indigenous Mexico.
Jessica’s greatest fear is stagnancy - a lack of personal growth. She believes that the only way to write a story with your life is through personal experience. Urbane Objects takes all of her philosophies & piles them into one great idea by supporting artisans & helping consumers to transform their homes into spiritual havens.
Afterall, each Object is unique, just like her, & each one of us.
Urbane Objects, personified
Well-traveled & confident, Urbane Objects approaches life with a risk-takin’ attitude. Obsessed with talismans & all things “otherworldly,” she takes a deep interest in spirituality. She looks for wisdom in symbolism, believes in sacred truths, & trusts any person, place, or thing, which has been steeped in age.
She identifies with ideas. Particularly: Pushing through the boundaries of your comfort zone is the only way to grow. Growth is the only way to live. Stagnancy is death.
She is an adventurer - more concerned with authenticity than status. Her passport is tattered & all of her most prized possessions are hand-made.
She is a voice for female artisans around the world, & she is dedicated to telling their stories. She believes that it is especially important for Americans to really listen to these stories, because our culture has stripped away the value of things, with the uprise of “disposable.”
She is interested in the old ways, particularly indigenous traditions & the sustainability embedded within these traditions.
She believes that indigenous women - especially - are underrepresented & undervalued. The most dignified way to represent them is by placing value in their work, revering each piece as a work of art.
She is powerful; she believes that she can influence history & culture.
And she will.