Thursday, September 18, 2014

transportation art

Tappan Collective

Recently I've been compiling transportation-themed art for a potential client, and I thought I'd show a few pieces here. I'm going for something unexpected—a skewed perspective, an extreme closeup, an unusual style—so it doesn't feel too much like a little boy's room.

Fine Art America
I love that you can find vintage NYC subway signs on eBay.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

esther stewart

Today I'm liking these geometric paintings by Australian artist Esther Stewart. The autumnal/pastel palette seems to fit the weather around here: cool in the mornings, hot and sunny by afternoon.

Monday, September 15, 2014

editions of 100

This is as simple as can be: "Editions of 100 is an online design store where you can buy limited edition prints by a community of creative people from all over the world." 

Friday, September 12, 2014

bowerbird collective, revisited

I wrote about Bowerbird Collective a long time ago, but I just checked it out again, in search of bird-themed art (more on that soon), and it's even better than before. Featuring the artwork of two sisters-in-law, Bowerbird offers paintings and prints (and will even do custom work). As for the newest pieces, the shark-teeth paintings are just a little creepy (does anyone share my shark obsession?), and if you've been reading this blog, you know that blue wreath pretty much has my name on it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

suzanne antonelli

Today I'm loving these prints by UK artist Suzanne Antonelli. I'll let their simplicity and great colors speak for themselves.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


These photos by Norwegian design team HYSJ are just pretty. I'd put them in minimal white rooms, to let their simple lines and colors stand out.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

molly goldwater

Sometimes an artist just makes sense to me. Like, this work is beautiful, and I get it. Molly Goldwater's prints are decorative, like so much of the pretty artwork I feature on Blue Locket. But they've also got a bit of an edge—a point of view that sets them apart from standard pretty little Etsy pieces. (Nothing against those, of course.) But these are really special. That floral one above? Me in abstract art form. I love her use of color against black and white; her forms are vaguely organic but blocky at the same time.