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Get Sprung’ For Spring with Wearable Art by Isa Beniston

hand-painted clothing by Isa Beniston

Last year, Isa Benis­ton wowed me with her play­ful cloth­ing that looked like the pages of a sketch­book. She’s been busy since then; through her retail line called Gen­tle Thrills, she’s released her most recent col­lec­tion for spring, the apt­ly-named Get Sprung. Here, Isa branch­es out from hand-paint­ed cloth­ing and includes revamped vin­tage and mil­i­tary sur­plus pieces into her one-of-a-kind gar­ments. They’re adorned with embroi­dery based on her own draw­ings, and the col­or­ful addi­tions add a con­tem­po­rary look and feel to these upcy­cled pieces.

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Get Comfy with Illustrated Floor Pillows from Society6

comfy seating from Society6

The longer that Soci­ety6 is around, the more prac­ti­cal prod­ucts it car­ries. (Years ago, I bought a show­er cur­tain that I still use!)  And I’m con­tin­u­al­ly impressed with how they offer illus­tra­tors the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sell their work through prod­ucts oth­er than prints. One of their lat­est offer­ings is com­fy seating—floor pil­lows! Avail­able in square or round shapes, they’re per­fect for mak­ing a cozy read­ing nook. Or, if you’ve got a large fur­ry friend, it could be a fan­cy bed.

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Ceramics, Illustrated products

Adorable Ceramic Animals Offer a Warm Smile and Home For Your Favorite Plants

Cumbucia Chic cute animal planters

Remem­ber last week when I was declar­ing my obses­sion for planters? Cum­bu­ca Chic is anoth­er online shop that makes my list. Brazil­ian artist Priscil­la Ramos is the woman behind these cute ani­mal planters, which fea­ture fox­es, whales, sloths, and even tiny capy­bara. Each is adorned with a com­bi­na­tion of shiny glaze that’s off­set by the mat­te stoneware. I like this combination—it offers a nice visu­al con­trast that proves that some­times, min­i­mal­ism can say as much as heavy dec­o­ra­tion.

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Felted Animal Planters are the Perfect Companions for Your Tiny Plants

The Yarn Kitchen felted animal planters

I’ve become some­thing of a planter collector—especially those illus­tra­tive that are in nature. I recent­ly filled a (sim­i­lar) Beard­bangs planter with a small suc­cu­lent, as well as a biki­ni clad pot from Group Part­ner. And, I backed this self-water­ing pot on Kick­starter! Maybe col­lec­tor isn’t the right word. Obsessed?

The Yarn Kitchen, with its felt­ed ani­mal planters, is next on my list for my col­lec­tion. Online pur­vey­or Stel­la Mel­grati cre­ates adorable ani­mal-head pots that are per­fect for air plants or suc­cu­lents. Best of all, her planters come in 28 dif­fer­ent col­ors, because, she says, “love is a rain­bow.”

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Ceramics, Illustrated products

Wildflower Ceramics That’ll Make You Want to Frolic in a Sunny Field

painted ceramics by roootree

Inspired by wild­flow­ers, roootree (aka Kaori) illus­trates their col­or­ful beau­ty onto porce­lain plates, cups, and saucers. My favorite pattern—a mix­ture of tall grass­es and bright buds—seems undoubt­ed­ly inspired by this mead­ow of wild­flow­ers. Kaori has trans­lat­ed the end­less rows of flow­ers into lay­ers of col­or and tex­ture. Using a com­bi­na­tion of tight draw­ing and dif­fused shapes, she cre­ates the feel­ing of depth. It’s as if her illus­trat­ed ceram­ics are actu­al­ly made of a field of blooms.

Kaori sells her wildflower ceramics on Etsy.

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Illustrated products, Illustration

Female Activists Throughout History’ Honored in One Glorious Poster

Rachel Ignotofsky Female Activists Throughout History

This week, I’ve shared vibrant por­traits cel­e­brat­ing women of col­or and strong females kick­ing the shins of the patri­archy. Let’s cap off this week with the work of Rachel Ignotof­sky, who recent­ly released a poster depict­ing Female Activists Through­out His­to­ry. “These women have fought, orga­nized, and protest­ed the inequal­i­ty they saw around them,” Rachel explains. “This poster cel­e­brates how they helped to cre­ate a bet­ter future. I hope this illus­tra­tion inspires you to use your own unique voice to resist and fight injus­tice.” Half of the pro­ceeds from each sale will be donat­ed to the ACLU in your name.

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Illustrated 3D Puzzle Imagines a Beautiful World Under the Sea

Bozka Rydlewska pop up 3D puzzle

It’s been two years since I last shared the three-dimen­sion­al illus­tra­tions of Boz­ka Rydlews­ka (aka Boz­ka). Back in 2015, she had recent­ly start­ed her for­ay into pop-up and tun­nel books. They focused specif­i­cal­ly on botany and were (and still are!) exquis­ite in their depic­tion of nat­ur­al of beau­ty. Since then, Boz­ka has con­tin­ued her work in mul­ti­ple dimen­sions and cre­at­ed a 3D puz­zle that’s under the sea.

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Trade Your Ordinary Desk Lamp for the Leafy Green Glow of a Plant Lamp

Plant lamps by Mar de Fe

You know when you see some­thing you want and can’t stop think­ing about it? That’s how I feel about these plant lamps by Mar­i­ana Fol­berg. Since I first wrote about them on My Mod­ern Met, I’ve been dream­ing about hav­ing one of these pot­ted lights in my stu­dio space. Inspired by botany, Mar­i­ana has formed translu­cent green acrylic into the shapes of leaves. Their intri­cate engraved veins are what illu­mi­nate your space with the soft glow.

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