Wednesday, October 22, 2014

sally england


Maybe it's my 1970s early childhood, or my love of all things California, but I have a soft spot for wall hangings, when they're simple and not too crunchy. Sally England works only on commission—that's how much care and time is put into her deceptively simple macrame pieces. I like how some of them are just a bit glammed up, with a shot of bright color or gold tubing.


Monday, October 20, 2014

elise ferguson


I'm loving the geometry and color in Elise Ferguson's paintings. Some people just have an eye for composition—it's so simple, but so ingenious.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

katie brennan


I think I've seen work by the Canadian artist Katie Brennan on Pinterest or some blog or other; today it just popped out at me, and I'm really noticing it (and appreciating it) for the first time. 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

alan fletcher


I'd never heard of the late British graphic designer Alan Fletcher until recently. His web site, apparently run by his daughter, Rafaella, is charming and very specific, with links to purchase pieces elsewhere online. I'd love for his estate to set up shop and get some profits (maybe it is already), but for now, the site is definitely worth a look.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

emily barletta


Emily Barletta makes these amazing embroideries in Brooklyn. Of course. I'd love to hang those little red numbers in a row.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

harriet bellows


Harriet Bellows is one cool woman: After an early career as a sculptor, she was a professional pilot for 30 years—and only then began painting in earnest. Her work is more or less abstract, but I have to think she's got a unique perspective, spending all that time in the sky.