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american craft council show 2009, baltimore

between the economy and the horrid winter we are having, i need some serious inspiration right about now. i would love to go and check out these new mind-brightening pieces from nancy and burt over at the acc show in baltimore this weekend.

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a few more of my favorite artists will be there too: jennifer cooke and her funky graphic textiles, the still life glass sculpture work of jen violette and some loverly jewelry from annie chau aka imogene.

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if you are in the area, there is an admission fee to get in but it is well worth it; this show has some very beautiful things for sale! i encourage you to go and check it out. it’ll be open february 27-29, 2009. see more on the acc website and for more of spring inspiration, see nancy and burt’s website.


jay kelly paintings and sculpture

i need order, some defined sense of balance and neutrality today and what better way to get it than through looking at these mixed media sculpture and oil works on vellum from artist jay kelly?

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 see more at roy boyd and jim kempner.


brevity jewelry by anna corpron

loving this white and gold collection of acrylic jewelry from anna corpron for brevity. for those of you who are not aware, anna also happens to pen a brilliantly inspiring little blog known as sub-studio. i admire her simple, stylish and modern aesthetic.

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find these pieces and see much more at the brevity website, and while you’re clicking around get your paper fix on at the sub-studio shop. and don’t forget her blog either!


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

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mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

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handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


anthony pack found object sculpture

I love tips, and once again my friends Burt and Nancy are coming through with them, thanks to their keen eye for high quality work, quirky and awesome style and grand sense of humor. I am totally benefiting from the fact that they share what they see when they sell their beautiful ceramics at art fairs around the country with me. When they were in Peoria last month they happened across the fun work of Anthony Pack. Anthony uses found objects, woodworking skills and his imagination to create this collection of wall pieces and sculpture that are filled to the brim with personality.

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See more charming fun from Anthony and contact him on his Flickr stream.

Thanks so much for the tip and the awesome photos Burt!


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dear ingo lamp by ron gilad

look at this kooky dear ingo lamp by ron gilad for moooi. a seeming tribute to equally imaginative german lighting designer ingo maurer, the versatile piece features 16 separate metal task lamps which can be aimed in myriad different directions.

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this fixture really reminds me of that one villain in spiderman 2, and why the heck can’t i remember that guy’s name now? was it alfred molina? doc oc? hmmmmph.

anyway, it’s available at unica home — price on request.

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