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. 

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.)