Posts about 'words'

handmade wood beacon bookmarks

keep your place with these supercute $6 wooden bookmarks from the beacon bookmarks. jon and kristy try to use scrap wood whenever possible.





i so need that yawn one right now.

see the full collection at their etsy shop and say hi to jon and kristy on their blog too.

thomas broomé illustrations

perhaps you know swedish artist thomas broomé for his low res man sculpture, but i also love what clever pieces he has created here in his modern mantra collection. he is using a liberal amount of the alphabet to create texture, depth and positive/negative space in his clean lined drawings, and takes us on a very funky house tour at the same time.






i love the walk-in closet.

thomas is represented by the galleri magnus karlsson in stockholm. you can see lots more intriguing artwork in a variety of media from thomas on his website too.

via fabrica

it’s pop it’s art prints by airside

look at these fun and bright screenprints and canvases featuring famous song lyrics from the it’s pop it’s art collection from london design company airside. they are working in conjunction with emi, the music publishing company to create these quirky and playful limited edition posters, which were inspired by the connection and love of music and art.




i love graphic word and art combinations and think these are so playful and appealing.

purchase the collection at the airside shop and see lots of other cool things around their site too!

via design crush via coco+kelley

bloesem special read!

my talented local ceramic artist friends burt and nancy have opened up a new etsy shop, and i was so thrilled to have had the honor of writing about them in a special post for irene over at bloesem. now i am certain (certain!) that all of you are already enjoying bloesem, but if you have not visited her blog before, please go and check it out. she has beautiful (beautiful!) taste and finds marvelous artists and designers for her blog. i just know you’ll love it (and hopefully my article too)!


i ran into burt and nancy at the bucktown art fair last summer and was thrilled to reconnect with them and their gorgeous handmade pottery. if you like lumpy handmade things trust me this is the stuff – check it all out here!

tankbooks classic mini box set

look at this set of minibooks from the folks from london-based tank magazine, simply called tankbooks. they were inspired in part by iconic packaging of cigarettes – classic literature in classic packaging as they say. authors include tolstoy, kipling and hemingway.




smoke read ’em if ya got ’em.

purchase the set for 45 euros at colette.

hazel nicholls art prints

the folks at keep calm gallery continue their momentum with the release of these swell prints from uk designer hazel nicholls, all screenprinted by hand. hazel is a recent graduate of the camberwell college of arts and design and calls herself a maker. her love of needlepoint, love, fame and old sayings create the foundation for her print collection, evidenced here:




i like all the positive sentiment that is coming out of hazel’s work, and all the other pieces in this charming online gallery.

purchase these limited edition prints, available in two colors, at keep calm.

p.s. the multi-talented hazel also writes a blog and sells her little handmade felt badges here. check it out!

keep calm art prints

if you loved the simply marvelous prints from hayley thwaites and lucas lepola’s keep calm gallery, but missed out on the extremely popular earlier editions, fret no more because the gallery has just released three new prints! from hayley and lucas, we have a reprisal for keep calm and carry on, screenprinted by hand and in a new colorway, as well as a nutritional message. missouri designer doug wilson’s letterpressed make your own path, in a new unlimited edition, is printed onto his own antique map collection.



find all these and more at the keep calm website, and be sure to check out doug’s portfolio here.

msao typography prints

seattle artists marianne sao and deborah crump worked in the graphic design and marketing industries separately for quite some time before they decided to combine their skills and creative vision. they’ve recently released their limited edition black and white griffonage series of 11″ x 17″ prints, which showcase manipulated typography and tiny thoughtful quotations. the elegant results land somewhere between graffiti and calligraphy, and are charming, bold and engaging.





griffonage means a type of illegible scrawl, but the message looks very clear to me.

so does the talent.

purchase these pieces and see the rest of the series right here.

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