Friday, December 12, 2014

daylight dreams editions

I just discovered Daylight Dreams Editions, a Los Angeles-based studio that releases fine art prints, some attributed to individual artists, some to the studio. (It's an interesting approach to authorship and creatorship; thoughts?) I really like the overall simple/organic aesthetic and could see these pieces in any setting, on their own, in a group of similar Daylight Dreams pieces, or mixed in with other parts of a collection.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

heather day

Today I'm liking Heather Day's collage-liked mixed-media drawings. The Bay Area artist has a muted way with color and a relaxed hand with composition. (She also coauthors Taupe & Birch, a beautiful blog about creative people and their endeavors.)

I couldn't resist including this photo of her studio. I love the grid on the right:

Friday, December 5, 2014

erin flett on etsy

No big deal, nothing complicated: just some very pretty block prints and textiles by Maine-based Erin Flett. I love her preppy-meets-midcentury aesthetic (especially that stack of striped wool blankets).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

free people spirituality shop

Free People what? I usually breeze past the department at my local Nordstrom; the clothes tend to be a little too hippie and flowy. But who knew Free People has an online "spirituality shop" that features these fantastic pieces for your walls? I love the texture and dimension you'd get by mixing them with prints or other flat artwork. To avoid the whole hippie/flowy thing, I'd put them in an otherwise sleek and simple space. And put aside the irony of buying "spirituality" from a clothing company. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the posters

Nate Lowman

Yes, I read about it in Vogue, and I love it: Two well connected former gallerists launched The Posters, an online site featuring limited-edition posters for $55 by their cool artist friends. Get them while you can.

Wyatt Kahn
Owen Scmit

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

bodie and fou

Quick note today: I really like these bold, simple black-and-white prints from British online home-design shop Bodie and Fou

Thursday, November 20, 2014

judy ledgerwood

When one of my favorite Pinterest pinners (is that a thing?) pinned Judy Ledgerwood the other day, her work looked so familiar—I was sure I'd written about her already. A quick look at my archives said I hadn't. (Maybe it seemed familiar because it incorporates so many things I like: pattern, flowers, pretty color.) So here she is: art professor at Northwestern, painter of beautiful semi-abstract, pattern-y, often floral-ish images.