Thursday, July 31, 2014

print collection

For his business Print Collection, photographer Douglas Levere is selling a great, eclectic bunch of images. In addition to some fantastic vintage prints (matchbox designs, fruit crate labels, travel ads), he's commissioned new vintage-style prints and reissued vintage photographs. The WPA-style See America and State of America series are equal parts sleek and inspiring, and Levere's own snowflake photographs are truly striking. Plus he's based in Buffalo (my hometown). The prices are reasonable, and Print Collection will frame pieces for you, so you can skip that extra step.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

anna topuriya

I'm not sure what's the story with Anna Topuriya. Her website is somewhat cryptic, but she seems to be a young California artist. Sometimes it's nice knowing nothing about a maker of art that catches your eye; you just look, bringing no preconceptions. As for Topuriya, there's definitely some Matisse going on, but her beautiful style (rich blues and greens, tropical motifs, careful compositions) is all her own. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

joshua davis

Full disclosure: There's been a Joshua Davis print hanging on my living room wall for several years, and I've hardly even registered it lately. You know how you get so used to your surroundings that you stop noticing them? Today I was tidying up, and I noticed it—and liked it so much I decided to follow up with a little research. Davis's website is sort of jumbled, but I found a bunch of great-looking work on Pinterest. They're intricate and trippy and cool. I want another.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

lena wolff

Berkeley artist Lena Wolff's work is a feminist take on quilts and other American handicrafts. She uses humble materials: paper, collage, even basic pine. The results are flattened out, minimalized—with all the stark, homespun beauty of the originals. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

jenny andrews-anderson

These paintings by Jenny Andrews-Anderson are just plain pretty, nothing more or less than that. I love that she treats paper sort of preciously—that is, she paints on it. (Some of these are painted on canvas as well.) Her blog is awfully sassy too.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

the stereo typist on etsy

While sourcing vintage concert posters for a client, I came across these faux-vintage prints on Etsy. The Stereo Typist is a British artist with impeccable taste in music. I'm into his midcentury style and bold palettes—not to mention the bands and musicians he's chosen.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

calypso st. barth art

I've always admired Calypso for its clothing (and fragrances), and I'd definitely noticed its beachy, serene home goods. The online art collection is new to me—and totally appealing. Blue, animals, abstraction: It hits all my favorite notes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

macarena ruiz-tagle

Macarena Ruiz-Tagle, a Chilean living in Berlin, painted these pieces for her "Atmosphere" series. Much of her work comprises site-based installations, but I like the simplicity and beauty here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

karen o'neil

Karen O'Neil captures something—a moment, a mood, a color—in her miniature still lifes. I love her celebration of simple color and quiet domesticity.