Monday, March 31, 2014

lola donoghue on etsy

I don't usually go to Etsy for original paintings, but it's turning out to be a pretty good source, if you just put in the time to look around. Irish painter Lola Donoghue offers both originals and giclee prints in her abstract, slightly kooky, candy-hued style. Maybe it's because of all the pink (sassy, not sweet), but I can see these in a teenage girl's room.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

up in the air somewhere on etsy

Susan Dwyer, a Chicago sculptor, also makes small ceramic and paper home goods that she sells under the Etsy shop Up in the Air Somewhere. This ombre wall piece is really cool:

You can see a similar sensibility (and feel for color) in her spare, sculptural Etsy pieces:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

the floodline

I can't find much information about The Floodline; its main site is intriguingly plain. But I suspect this artist is behind these washy, colorful, contemplative paintings.

Friday, March 21, 2014

vintage venus

Working on a client project yesterday, I found this amazing Australian shop for vintage poster designs: Vintage Venus. They're reproductions—which means only the designs are vintage. But it also means the prices are totally accessible. Among the more familiar images of pasta and cruise ships are these sleek, bold advertisements for travel and food. Best of all, you can order them fairly large, so they really make a room.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

emily proud

File Emily Proud under any one of these categories: lovely, watercolor, modern, simple, sweet. Note that these are original watercolor paintings, and some even come framed. How sweet is that?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

me elsewhere: fortique

Fortique is like Etsy for creative businesses: photography, graphic design, interior decorating, weddings. And now it includes Blue Locket. Check out my listing here. Don't skip Fortique's helpful blog, either.

Friday, March 14, 2014

artfully walls

Artfully Walls joins UGallery as one one of my favorite online sources for art prints: a great selection that's easily navigable—and not overwhelming. Rather than a gigantic clearinghouse for every style and medium possible (ahem), this site actually feels curated.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

mary nelson sinclair

Back to the just plain pretty: Dallas-born, New York–based Mary Nelson Sinclair's lush, bright prints and paintings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

round mirrors

Horn mirror, my favorite

I'm feeling a little bit in a rut over here, with all the flat images to hang on walls I've posted lately—pretty though they may be. These mirrors are still (relatively) flat and meant to hang on walls, but they're a bit of a change. A client needs a round mirror to go in a large but awkwardly shaped foyer, so I'm suggesting a variety of styles and materials; I'm going for sleek and modern but warm and welcoming.

sunburst mirror, refined
Brass frame, for a little zazz

Is driftwood too beachy?
This is actually rattan (!)