Archive for July, 2008

landscape teapot

ooh i like the sculptural intricate curves on the handle and lid of this landscape teapot from most excellent designer patricia urquiola for rosenthal. i enjoy her designs a lot.

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it’s $269 and it’s at moss by special order.


sarah spitler paintings

reader hilary pointed me towards the powerful, engrossing work of san francisco artist sarah spitler. sarah relates her work, crafted from ink, acrylic, graphite, enamel and other media, to geographical forms and the chance combinations that come together to create such entities. she is also mindful of chaos and the ephemera that is created and affected by it. i don’t think i need to urge you to look at the details of these pieces; they speak for themselves.

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there are extraordinary delicate and intense details, explosions of color and feathery lines and bulges and drips that lead my eye down and around and in, and lead my mind to otherworldly places.

we don’t need permission to fall in.

see more and contact sarah on her website, and also find select works at the beholder.


cathy connolley illustrations

check out these lovely prints and beautiful original pen and ink pieces by uk artist cathy connolley. a self-taught artist, she uses the pointillism technique to create many of the items in her nature and mythology-influenced collection.

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say hi to cathy on her blog, see more work on her website, and purchase these pieces at her etsy shop.


cathy cullis paintings and mixed media

i love these loose and darkly colored watercolor stylings from the prolific uk poet, writer and artist cathy cullis. these beautiful pieces are actually sketches for the a new collection of handmade dolls cathy will make. they are dripping with abundant energy and possibility, that is for sure.

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see cathy’s website to see her broad collection of work and to contact her, see her flickr stream for inspiration and visit her two etsy shops to see what fabulosity is for sale (really GREAT work, see for yourself below)!

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chewing the cud letterpress

very fun, tongue-in-cheek letterpress action from san francisco stationery designer viola sutanto ting for her company chewing the cud.

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purchase these pieces at elsewares, see more at viola’s website and etsy shop, and say hi on her blog.


sarajo frieden illustrations (new)

ooh! two new gorgeous prints are available from personal favorite artist sarajo frieden. i love the warm tones and happy, sideways-rain-paisley feel of these.

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purchase them here and see what else sarajo is up to on her blog and website.


digital art prints from my photos?

i have been playing around in photoshop and am thinking about taking some of my original images and reproducing them as digital prints (that look like a drawing or a painting) on nice thick paper for my shop. what do you think about that?

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your opinion is greatly appreciated!


sabrina hirsch digital illustrations

these mysterious, large size (24″ x 36″) digital prints from seattle artist and boutique owner sabrina hirsch have really got my mind going in wild directions.

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i am inspired by that purple.

see more intrigue at sabrina’s etsy shop and say hello to her on her blog.


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