Posts Tagged ‘Art’

5 Places to Buy Vintage Portraits

As far back as I can remember I have been drawn to the mysterious allure of vintage portraits. There’s something thrillingly intimate about having an anonymous likeness of someone from the past just hanging about your home. There is also a well-documented rumour in my family of an enormous oil painting of my maternal great-great-grandparents languishing in […] Read more…

New at Rifle Paper Co

Morning! I hope everyone had a fantastic long Easter break. We visited seaside towns Margate and Ramsgate for the first time this weekend – towns which are swiftly filling up with trendy Londoners who have moved down – bought huge houses by the beach and are living the dream – tempting… I’ll be publishing a design guide later this […] Read more…

New Delft: Story Tiles

I forgot how relentless the trade show reporting side of my job can be. I wrote this post exhausted, in February when I had just returned the previous evening from a flying visit to Ambiente in Frankfurt – the biggest trade exhibition for tabletop and home accessories. I had walked ten huge halls each the size […] Read more…

New Book! Ladies Drawing Night

The subject of this post (if you are a lady or even if you are not) should hopefully send a thrill right through any latent creative tendencies you have – and if you are reading this blog I assume you do. Ladies. Drawing. Night. What a gladdening vision those words conjure up. The Ladies Drawing Night […] Read more…

Print Club London: Beginners Workshop

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to a screen-printing workshop by East London screen print studio Print Club London. Located down an industrial but very trendy back alley in Dalston [aren’t they all], Print Club is a members only screen-printing club for illustrators, designers and artists and provides a laid back and […] Read more…

I Love: Vanessa Bean

Sydney graphic designer Vanessa Bean‘s [real name Holle] Totems are beyond charming. The graphic influence of her profession is so evident in these adorable stacks of ceramics. Vanessa discovered ceramics 2 years ago after doing a community college evening course in porcelain jewellery and has been experimenting with different techniques ever since. “I have a […] Read more…

Manet Portraying Life

[Image Source] I find portraits the most interesting of all forms of art, whether it is a light as a feather sketch of a face, or a detailed oil painting – the defiant nature of another human gazing challengingly out from a canvas at you – or in all their vulnerability laid bare to be […] Read more…

Collecting by Maria Munn

Love the look of bell jars but find them essentially pointless unless maybe you’re a collector of some sort [or you enjoy dusting every day]? Well UK based Bulgarian artist Marina Munn’s fantastical series ‘Collecting’ might be just the thing for a beautiful and uncomplicated relationship. Munn’s series illustrates sometimes surreal and sometimes mundane objects […] Read more…

Sweet Stuff: Icing Graffiti

How amazing is this Graffiti made using cake icing by Montreal-based street artist Shelley Miller? Miller creates beautiful, non-traditional graffiti & murals – adorns city walls with ornate scrolls and delicate motifs. Her latest installation, which is part of the September 2012 Nuit Blanche project, is currently showing outdoors at Metro Hall in Toronto, Canada. I […] Read more…

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