4 Oct 2010

Kids Room: Artwork

Art is such a personal thing. As I’ve mentioned before, when I love a piece, I fall instantly. I’d choose any of these prints for my daughter’s room (in fact, I’ve already taken the plunge on a few):

Below: I bought Rachel Castle’s Bloom print for my daughter. I framed it in a simple white wood shadow-box frame. I picked up this piece long before I’d bought any furniture for our new place and I’m so happy that I did. It makes me smile whenever I look at it.
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Above: Bloom, Zebra, and Happy Love prints by Rachel Castle.

Below: It’s hard to decide which print I like most by graphic designer and illustrator, Blanca Gomez. Here’s a peek of just a few that I love.

Above: Rain Prints for Garabat exhibit, New York print from the Illustrated Cities series, and an untitled print.

Below: As you might know, I have a soft spot for photography. And I’m not just talking about taking pictures. I’ve been sketching cameras in one form or another since I was a kid. So when I spotted these illustrations by Yellow Owl Workshop, I had to smile (and buy!).

18 Feb 2010

California Dreamin’

On such a dreary day, what a treat to discover the fabulous artwork by San Francisco artist Chloe Fleury (via Design Work Life). They are three dimensional and so unique. Each print shows a different SF neighbourhood. I now love the Mission District even more!


14 Jan 2010

Take Cover

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Frank Viva by a mutual friend. Frank has it all going on with modesty to match. He’s built an amazing branding and design agency called Viva & Co. He created Whigby – you must check out their poster and stationery line. His first kid’s book is pending with HarperCollins. And, now, yes, Frank has hit the illustration jackpot. Deservedly so. He’s illustrated the latest cover of The New Yorker. The New Yorker. Let me say that again. Ok, I won’t, but you get the picture. I adore Frank’s illustration style. Its modern and distinct and gaining serious momentum.

I have a heap of old New Yorker covers that I’ve been collecting over the years. What a fabulous addition the January 18, 2010 issue will be.


7 Jan 2010

Paper Chase

I’m always on the lookout for great paper products. How glad am I to have found Rifle Paper Co? Designer Anna Bond has created a whimsical line that is original and personal. Some designs are hand illustrated and custom creations are also available. The collection makes me want to throw a post-holiday party. Well, maybe not, but I do love their invites.


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