the clever 2010 calendar by noa bembibre

The stylish, Helsinki-based Noa Bembibre is back with her whimsical words in her calendar for 2010, cats let nothing darken their roar. Here are some highlights:

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With all this crummy weather we’ve been having over here, octagon, be nicer is especially appropriate.

For the 5th year anniversary of making her calendar, Noa is offering a limited edition of 500 and 2 sizes to choose from, price range $39-60 usd. Get your name on the list and purchase the calendar beginning the 19th of October right here.


adrienne vita illustrations

portland artist adrienne vita’s latest series of drawings called time let me be and play is filled with casual playfulness. and lots and lots of hair. these pieces are made with watercolor, marker and ink.

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pretty darn fun.

purchase these pieces at adrienne’s etsy shop, say hi on her blog and see more at her website, arcane arts.


clare stoker macro photography

I like this macro photography collection from the talented Clare Stoker of Brooklyn. It’s small but it is mighty.

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See more here.


tomasz zarachowicz art prints

omG I love this work from Paris-based artist Tomasz Zarachowicz, aka Etsy seller ittichips. I love the colors, the styling, the whimsy, the surreal motifs, the floaty feeling I am getting the longer I stare at them. THese are prints from his original paintings.

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Tomasz works in gouache and ink but also does the occasional screenprint too. I love his collection so much any medium will do for me.

Say hi to Tomasz on his blog and purchase these works right here.

via Bloesem


the economy, as seen by marc johns

Whimsical and surreal Canadian artist Marc Johns has his finger on the pulse of the world, in my humble opinion. Here is his take on the state of the economy (which, unfortunately, doesn’t necessarily apply to just one country right at this moment).

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See more at Marc’s Flickr stream, website and blog.


becky howson textiles

yet another reason why i think embroidery will take over the world: the beautiful, masterful textile creations of uk designer becky howson. becky uses several different creative methods to create her collection. she starts with sketches or paintings and photographs of everyday things. then, depending of what type of designs spring forth, the pieces are finished with applique, computer aided design, screenprinting and hand or machine embroidery. the results are filled with feminine detail and imaginative, whimsical energy.

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see more loveliness at becky’s website.


funny food paintings by julie lewis

food lovers, get ready to laugh: georgia artist julie lewis, aka etsy seller stellalola, has some amusing original paintings available in her shop.

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frankly speaking, it was the pillow fight that was the hook for me:

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see more fun things and purchase these affordable original paintings over at julie’s shop.


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.


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