Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jenn Ski

Apparently my head is still in baby-land & decorating-land, but I was smitten as soon as I saw these illustrations by Jenn Ski. I love her color palette and how she incorporates texture into her illustrations. I also love innocence & simplicity of her work. They have a retro flair which is so much fun, and something I've been really into lately. Her animal prints would be completely adorable in a baby's room, while her other artwork would brighten any room in the house.

Luckily for us, Jenn has an Etsy shop where you can buy one of the beauties for yourself! The holiday's are coming... happy shopping!

Click here for Jenn's website.
Click here for Jenn's Etsy shop.




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Saturday, June 6, 2009

I wish I could draw


The gorgeous illustrations by Alberto Cerriteno are so inspiring. I love the layering, patterns and bold colors. Simply gorgeous. Enjoy the eye candy.

You can view more of Alberto's work on his website. Click here.





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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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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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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fabulous!


I'm loving this pattern and textile design by Sanna Annukka (for marimekko)!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hope

I love, love, LOVE this print by Rebecca Puig of Sugarboo Designs. Sugarboo creates beautiful rustic prints and home decor. Everything has a crafted feel about it. This particular pieces contains a quote is by Emily Dickinson, and has always been one of my favorites. It can be purchased from Pottery Barn Kids.

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Do you see what I see?

I am smitten by the work of Tebe Interesno, as seen on Graphic-Exchange. I love the fantasy world he has created. It's so magical, and emotional... yet it seems like it could almost be real if you just paid closer attention the the world around you.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Retro Fabulous


I adore these gorgeous retro posters from Lab Partners- a design and illustration duo from San Fransisco. This set is from their recent "Hunt & Gather" show. I love everything about them. From the paper stock and color palette, to the fabulous little details that make each illustration so special. Here's a write up from the website:

Hunt & Gather is a series of works drawn from a mishmash of experiences at flea markets. To us, the flea is a festive event, one filled with both delightful curiosities and people. There is something tantalizing about arriving at a market with the hope that you might uncover some hidden gem amongst the endless rows of objects from the past. It is this fascination of a time far gone and the thrill of the hunt that draws us (and undoubtedly others) to continually return.

Click
here for the Lab Partners website.
Click here to visit their Etsy shop.



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Thursday, October 9, 2008

APAK

I always find a certain charm in paintings done on wood. Something about the natural grain and texture lends depth to an image, and creates more interest. APAK is a husband and wife team who create whimsical lands and inhabitants From their website:

Aaron and Ayumi K. Piland are the fantastical magical duo known as APAK. They are a childlike husband and wife collaborative art group who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other.

They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals, the landscapes are familiar yet surreal, hinting at a fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about the real world at the same time.

Click here for their site.

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