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. 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

a few botanicals

Mia Camareros

Just a few botanicals from around the web. These are all simple, beautiful, and well-priced. (While you're looking at that top one, check out all of the Buddy Editions, a great new collection.)

HelloPants on Etsy
The Drifting Fox on Etsy
My Daisy Downloads on Etsy
(not sure how I feel about selling downloads as opposed to actual prints;
I guess it's fine...?)
West Elm (I like the kraft-paper background)
Minted (tons of good stuff here)

Friday, November 14, 2014

brent wadden


Forgive my blog delinquency! I've seen so much good art lately, and found so little time to write about it. Now, in the interest of butching things up around here (after so much pretty work by women), let's look at these boldly geometric woven pieces by Brent Wadden, a Canadian living in Berlin. On first glance I thought they were paintings, but they're actually loomed cotton. I like how Wadden reverse-appropriates a "lowly" craft like weaving, and does it on a huge scale (some of his pieces are six feet across).


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

amanda reeves


Amanda Reeves's paintings perfectly satisfy my recent (oh, who am I kidding? constant) craving: art that's minimalist but definitely pretty. (Serena and Lily also carries her work.)



Friday, November 7, 2014

karin olah



Karin Olah uses printmaking techniques and natural fabrics in her abstract quilt-inspired paintings. The results are beautiful.


Monday, November 3, 2014

kate zaremba on etsy


I haven't done at Etsy post in a while, and though Kate Zaremba's prints and paper goods have a similar geometry to the Ferm Living pieces I showed you last week, they're so good, I couldn't resist. Her cards have a precious smallness to them; I'd frame a single one and nestle it on a shelf. (Or you could, you know, send one.)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ferm living art



Who knew that Ferm Living, Danish purveyor of very cool home goods like pillows and espresso cups, sold lovely art as well? The prints are sleek and simple, with an appealing, muted pastel palette. The wallpaper is also nice—you could frame a section, or paper over an accent wall.