Jul
17

François-Henri Galland

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I couldn’t find much background about François-Henri Galland, so I suppose it’s a good thing that his work seems to speak for itself. The blurry, washed out portraits are my favorite. See those and more on his blog.

 

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Jul
10

Stella Maria Baer

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Forever a lover of the solar system and outer space, Stella Maria Baer‘s dreamy watercolors definitely strike a chord in me. From Jupiter’s moons to her expiration of crescent moons all of her work is so dreamy that I get sucked right in. Make some of her prints your own right here.

 

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Jul
07

Prints: July Edition

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Pineapple by Linda & Harriett // Scorpio by Lori Langille //
About a Pearl by Leigh Viner // Le Ananas by Petit Reve

 

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Canoe Haiku by London Print Studio x Alex Brady // Cactus by Polly Rowan //
Old Growth Pine Tree by Lintonheart // Blue Moon Field by YellowLion

Jul
03

Happy Weekend

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01/ Twenties is a tongue-in-cheek look at that magical decade of life.
02/ Sheer scarves printed with satellite imagery of cities by night.
03/ Pretty pressed glass knobs from Tom Dixon.
04/ The Pocket Art Director just made shopping for your designer friends that much easier.
05/ This abandoned Bangkok shopping mall hides a fishy secret!
06/ I’m 34 and I want one of these modern Miniio dollhouses.
07/ Painted typography created from manipulated paint splatters. WOW.
08/ Would you take on this dangerously fun cliffside Slip ‘n Slide?!
09/ Swing on your lawn with the Field Hammock!
10/ This dad created letters of food to teach his daughter the alphabet.

This week on Design Crush:
The mind-blowing paintings of Koen van den Broek.
The personal story behind the fresh ink of my latest two tattoos.
Screen prints layered over color washes from Vivian & Beverly Studio.
Eight canine collars for your partner in crime.
The beautiful, sometimes creepy art of Miss Take.
Another personal bit about how I (kind of) quite sugar (because I had to).
Pastel on vellum has never looked so good thanks to Cathy Daley.

Jul
02

Miss Take

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Beautiful, slightly creepy watercolors by Miss Take are just what the psychiatrist ordered. Ladies taking on the shape of colorful spiders, others with beehives full of disfigured bodies, and more. All looking morose in the face and making you wonder what lies beneath those layers of watercolor paint.

 

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Jun
30

Koen van den Broek

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I’ll confess, at first glance I was exactly sure what I was looking at in Koen van den Broek‘s work. But that’s one of the best kinds of art. The kind that makes you think you’re observing one thing and then BAM you realize it’s something entirely different. I don’t want to spoil that realization for you if you’re in the same boat that I was, so I’ll just let van den Broek’s work speak for itself.

 

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Jun
26

Emily Proud

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You all know I love a good watercolor, and Emily Proud‘s work is right at the top of my list currently. Her work leaves me feeling relaxed and invigorated all at the same time thanks to the colors she works with. Turns out I might not be terribly far off from how Emily intended viewers of her art to feel…

Emily’s recent work explores watercolor’s physical and transcendent qualities through abstracted depictions of the California landscape. Her paintings are meditative and minimal, and often have a hazy atmosphere. Her work is influenced by geographical features, the environment, the weather, and current events.

Check out Emily Proud’s shop to make some of her work your own.

 

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Jun
23

Anona Studio

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Anona Studio creates incredible hand-drawn and hand-painted seasonal print collections that can be featured on anything from a throw pillow to a skirt in the apparel and home decor industries. Bright colors and details adorn my favorite – Project #3. Inspired by origami, Anona created and printed their original designs onto paper and folded them before each one was photographed and digitally manipulated.

 

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Jun
16

Helena Wurzel

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Butts have maybe never looked as good as these ones from Helena Wurzel! (Yup, that’s a sentence I never anticipated typing.)  Wurzel’s paintings of women lounging around and in pools are perfect for channeling that summertime vibe, and remind me of lazy days spent at the beach with girlfriends.  Helena’s paintings are on display at Jonathan Adler in Los Angeles and she also works as an independent artist for KateSpade Saturday – a busy lady for sure! Pick up some of her work for your own space at 20×200.

 

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Jun
11

Conrad Jon Godly

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Conrad Jon Godly‘s paintings are the work of my dreams. Seriously, I have daydreams about being able to heavily layer paint on a canvas in such beautiful ways. And I can think of few subjects more perfect suited for Godly’s technique than the craggy mountain ranges and peaks that he tackles with such aplomb.

 

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