Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Write Every Day

A sweet and inspirational pocket planner illustrated by American artist Jessica Hische. The Art Deco-inspired interior planner pages include full-page typographical illustrations by Hische of quotations by Emily Dickinson (“Forever is Composed of Nows”), Emily Bronte (“I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me”), John Gardner, Anthony D’Angelo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and […] Read more…

Wall Envy

We are moving home in January and for years i’ve been thinking about my art wall, but because we have always rented and never really been allowed to have art up, I haven’t collected as much as I would have liked. These two walls from Dwell Studio catalogue really have me swooning – I love […] Read more…

You are Loved

I re-discovered my love of New York based illustrator Shanna Murray’s work the other day. In the last few years, Shanna has very cleverly transformed her chalkboard style illustrations of wild flowers and laurels into poetic wall decals (and stationary) . I’m not a huge fan of decals as I rarely find any that aren’t […] Read more…

Great Food

I think I have found the perfect Christmas gift… Great Food is a collection of 20 charming tomes from Penguin charting the  “the sharpest, funniest, most delicious writing about food from the past 400 years,” The books offer a mouth-watering selection of food writing fare from which to choose, with authors ranging from the classic […] Read more…

La Lune, La Terre

There is a wonderful synergy and poignancy attached to these prints ‘La Lune’ and ‘La Terre’ by graphic designer Double Merrick. Inspired by old classroom wall-charts, these fantastic prints began life as an experiment in replicating old printing techniques, mixing the analogue and the digital. Which would you choose? (I’d go for La Lune) Read more…

Miracles and Charms

This week I visited the most extraordinary exhibition at The Wellcome Collection – Miracles and Charms…Two exhibitions exploring Hope and Chance. The first part displayed 100’s of Mexican votives which are small intricately coloured paintings, executed on tin roof tiles or small plaques, painted by members of the mining community around Mexico City in gratitude […] Read more…

Ink Well

Noticing a lot of painterly ink splatter products lately, Dynasty pillow Eskayel, ink-blot T-Shirt Rachel Rose, Splatter collection Emma Bridgewater, Bleeding oil digital print textile, Amy George. Read more…

Sketchbook Series

Sometimes you hit the inspiration jackpot while browsing online and The Sketchbook Series on one of my favourite design blogs Book By Its Cover is just that. The Sketchbook Series is a section of the book design blog that invites artists to share their personal sketchbooks. With notable illustrators like Jen Corace and Julie Morstad […] Read more…

Nigel Peake

Last week I went to Pick Me Up Graphics and Art Fair at Somerset House and fell in love with the work of Irish exhibitor Nigel Peak. Nigel has grown up and lives in a rural area of Ireland – his rich artwork reflects a fascination with the relationship between nature and the city. His […] Read more…

Sophia Brueckner

Californian artist Sophia Brueckner is inspired by shapes found in nature, ” the repeating, wavy arcs in wood grain, the writhing of seaweed in water, the curls of a vine as it grows, the sliced pie shape of lily pads floating in a lake”. Her sweet round paintings feel like something you might glimpse through […] Read more…

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