1 // Valentino Space-Embroidered Satin Booties (sadly, these are sold out… but still so pretty…)
2 // Skunk Plush Pillow by Three Bad Seeds
3 // Connifer Collection hankies by Alena Tkach for R.CULTURI
4 // Ceramic Hanging Planter ‘Olivia’ by Megan Clarke (available on Little Deer)
5 // Marguerite Blouse Navy by Mina Perhonen
6 // Flower Bud Vase by Eleonor Boström
7 // Henri & Evelyn’s Return Home Diorama Necklace by Miniatures for a Modern World (via So Super Awesome)
Happy weekend, ya’ll! If you need me, I’ll be sewing forever on my Baltimore Bites project.
Using acrylic, gouache, and watercolor pigments, Laura Garcia Serventi paints the plant collections I wish I had. The colorful scenes feature tall succulents and flowering cacti, neatly potted and sitting on a geometric floor. They’re healthy and flourishing, which is more than I can say for some of the plants in my apartment.
Purchase these images as prints in Laura’s Etsy shop!
Nancy Liang (previously) is one of my favorite GIF illustrators, using an awesome assortment of collage materials to create eerie moving pictures. She often illustrates landscapes, but here are two editorial fashion pieces. I love the surface design and the subtly moving eyeballs.
Wondering how Nancy creates her work? Check out How Did You Do That?, an interview series where she shares her process step-by-step.
Kaori Seno is a Japanese illustrator who creates delightful paintings of clothing that I wish I owned. There’s intricate lacework, strange patterns, and fancy bird brooches woven within the flattened, stylized views. Note that there’s no one wearing these clothes, a fact that’s okay with me. Clothing tells enough of a story on its own—these works speak volumes about the type of person who’ll wear these charming garments.
Kaori also paints other subjects not related to clothing. I’m not sure I’d eat candy that has eyeballs…
I want this mural in my apartment! Called Hidden Garden, illustrator Sretan Bor painted it in a private residence in Croatia. It features a host of different flora and fauna that wrap around the walls, creating an ongoing narrative that engulfs the room in illustration. Fun!
The entire scene is incredibly detailed, and this works in the mural’s favor. The client, most likely, will look at the piece everyday, so it’s got to be something that they can continually discover new things in.
If you’ve read this blog for even a little while, you know that I’m a big fan of cut paper illustrations. These are two projects—by different illustrators—that I’ve enjoyed, and I thought you would too!
If you follow me on Tumblr or Instagram, then you’ve seen part of these before. Follow me to see daily illustrations that don’t always make it on here!
1 // Fox Ceramic Sugar Bowl by Noe Marin Studio
2 // Golden Cactus Big Tee Tunic by Simka Sol (h/t Perrin)
3 // Ceramic Miniature Mermaids by Barruntando
4 // Halloween Greeting Cards Set by Katy Horan
5 // Owl Jars by Manolo Bossi for Bosa
6 // Jungle Cat Coasters by Kim Sielbeck
7 // Floral Hand Ring Plate by Lindsay Stripling
Earlier this week, Big Bud Press released a “Feminist” Benefit Pin, with 100% of the sales will be donated to Safe Horizon—A victims service agency offering comprehensive domestic violence services to victims of domestic abuse. They’ve sold out, but I’m hoping they’ll bring more back. I’d love to snag one for myself.
My boyfriend (Chris) and I are getting another cat today! A year and a half after my sweet baby Marge unexpectedly passed away, we’re welcoming Sadie, a fluffy calico (pictures forthcoming) that loves to sleep on your lap. In anticipation for her arrival, I’ve been looking for new felt cat toys. Do you have any store recommendations? I’m loving this selection by Tux and Tabby.
Several months ago, I featured the illustrative ceramics of Madalina Andronic. Called The Awesome Project, the folklore-inspired pieces had me hooked, and I’ve been following her work—2D and 3D alike—ever since.
These beautiful images below are spreads from Fairy Dust, a “magic book” that she wrote and self-published. Each image depicts a different supernatural character, adorned with gorgeous patterning and elegant lines that have a lyrical quality to them. Buy it here!
Calling all artists, illustrators, and designers! My pals over at Doodlers Anonymous teamed up with the folks at Blik to host a fun drawing challenge: illustrate the backdrop of a wall clock!
There’s no theme, style, or color restriction—put your own spin on the circular design! They’ll pick 6 submissions, and those winning entries will have their art printed on 10″ wall clocks to be sold through Blik and Doodlers Anonymous. A portion of the royalties will go to the lucky artists. See all the guidelines here.
There’s not much time left! The deadline is this Friday, August 21 at 3pm EST.
People love their pets, so naturally, they have artworks made in their honor. Russian-based illustrators Alexey Lyapunov and Lena Erlich— aka People Too—created a delightful series that imagines their clients’ animals as decorated war heroes, dainty ladies, and learned fellows. They’re totally imaginative and constructed entirely out of paper. The creative pair layered colors and cutouts, producing 3D portraits reminiscent of historical paintings from the 17th or 18th century. Check out their work in progress below!