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Monday Muse: Skinny laMinx

18 Nov

To say that I enjoyed this quick glimpse into Heather Moore’s (aka Skinny laMinx) studio and home is an understatement!  I’ve been a big fan of Heather’s work for many years and really enjoyed seeing her talk about her work and inspiration in such a beautiful environment.  If you haven’t discovered Skinny laMinx’s crisp tea towels, check them out here.  Enjoy!

 

Monday Muse: Lotta Jansdotter

13 Sep

Hi there, hope you had a relaxing weekend.  Wish I did!  I’ve been scrambling around the apartment recently trying to get things ready in order to sell it (part of the Grand Plan).  I stopped in West Elm earlier today frantically trying to find a cool rug to make my place a little more presentable and picked up Lotta Jansdotter’s new book Handmade Living.  I’ve always been a big fan of hers and was delighted to find a sneak peak of her new Brooklyn studio inside.  Even better to hear was that she’ll be partnering with West Elm later this year with her own line of goods.  Can’t wait!

Monday Muse: RALEIGH DENIM

7 Sep

I’m taking a little detour from the print-making scene today to share a video on Raleigh Denim.  It’s really invigorating to see young American designers making use of the resources around them and getting excited by the history of the industry they’re in.  Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko had a dream to make some awesome jeans and they are definitely succeeding, they just got picked up by Barneys!  Take a look and get inspired.

Monday Muse: Gebrauchsgraphik

23 Aug

Found some great mid-century graphic design from Germany this week. Gebrauchsgraphik, Monatschrift zur Förderung künst- lerischer Reklame (aka: Commercial Graphics, Monthly Magazine for Promoting Art in Advertising), was a graphic design journal published in Berlin from 1924 until 1944.  It was one of the first graphic design journals in Europe and featured work influenced by Futurism, Constructivism, DeStijl and the Bauhaus, amongst others.

To see more you can visit these Flickr photostreams:  allerleirau sandiv999



Monday Muse: Peter Callesen

16 Aug


I was walking around the botanical gardens yesterday in Brooklyn and could almost smell autumn in the air.  The leaves are starting to fall off the trees, acorns are ripening and flocks of geese are starting to appear along the Hudson parkway.

The delicate nature of these paper cuts by Peter Callesen seemed to be reminding me that summer is fleeting and fall is on it’s way.  Paper cutting seems like such an arduous task, but the results seem so rewarding if you have a good theme or eye.  I really enjoyed the one above.  I love how he puts so much effort into every last detail:

www.petercallesen.com

Monday Muse: Printeresting.org

10 Aug

OK my bad, I just looked up at the clock and it’s actually Tuesday, but let’s just pretend it’s Monday for now.  One of my favorite ways to get over creative blocks and generally waste time on the internet is to check out Printeresting.org.  It’s the Wooster Collective of print-making.  (If you haven’t checked out Wooster Collective, first hide in shame, then rapidly punch it up on your iphone, ipad, igoogletronic or whatever you guys using these days.)

Besides being a great resource for screen-printing events and artists, this blog takes it to a new level by covering all areas of print-making, even ones you didn’t know existed (check out the Nike chalk-bot for an innovative take on the sidewalk scrawl.)

The short interviews and videos with print-makers and screen-printers like Sonnenzimmer can reveal a lot about the process and the thought that goes into making a good print:

In short, check it out.  It has something for everyone, even those who are a little obsessive about their legos.

Monday Muse: Sometimes She Does

2 Aug


Hey everybody!  It’s good to be back.  The last few weeks have kept me very busy with several projects that I can’t wait to share with you, but first things first!  I found a wonderful new ceramics company the other day that I wanted to tell you about… Sometimes She Does.

Designer Re Jin Lee offers ceramic dishes, mugs and wall art, colorfully decorated with fun and organic shapes.

I was excited to see that she that she recently added some new wall pendants to her collection.  These ain’t your momma’s wall plates!  Illustrated by artist Gabriella Garson, they feature bullied school boys, sex kittens and saucy molls on the lam.  Items are created in Lee’s New York studio and shipped in eco-friendly packaging (yes!).  Check out Sometimes She Does on Etsy and Big Cartel along with Lee’s other splendid company:  Bailey Doesn’t Bark.