Thursday, April 23, 2009

Patterns, patterns everywhere


Anyone who has read this blog in the past knows of my infatuation with patterns. I don't know why... they just make me happy. The colors, and repetition and illustrations are endearing to me.

So here is another lovely illustrator and pattern designer – Jessica
Gonacha. She has a fun, hand-drawn style. I love how even her paintings use layers of patterns to add interest and depth.

You can see more of Jessica's work on her website. Click here.
Or visit her
Etsy shop. Click here.





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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reuse, Recycle

This seemed like an appropriate post for Earth Day. I recently received an email highlighting the work of Lynn Weller... an artist from New Jersey, who owns Seven Ply. Seven Ply reuses and recycles broken skateboards by turning them into funky and unique pieces of jewelry. They like to say that they're "turning Thrash'n into Fashion."

Here is a peak at some of their pieces. You can purchase items on their Etsy site. Click
here.



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Friday, April 17, 2009

Don't judge a book...

You HAVE to watch this. (I can't embed is for some reason, so please take the time to click on the link) Simon's face is priceless.

Click here.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Need/Want



Christine & Justin are artists from NYC, who think quite differently. They have two websites that intrigue me. One is called "Needs for Sale," the other is "Wants for Sale." Basically, they create charming paintings of things that they want (a shopping spree in SoHo!) or things that are needed by specific charities such as Habitat for Humanity. The price of the painting correlates to the price of the item needed or wanted. You get an adorable painting, and they use the money for the purpose highlighted in the painting. It's a bit like paying it forward, I suppose.

They also update a flickr album with images of the paintings that were bought and the actual items the money was used on.

I love it. Here are some examples. For more work, visit their website. Click here.





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