1 // Nail Salon Neon Pen by Big Bud Press
2 // The Blue Journal by LilyMoon
3 // Nature Walks To Do List by Jessica Roux
4 // Fruiting Dishtowel by Becca Stadtlander
5 // Tropical Garden Wall Clock by Papio Press
6 // Small Fluffy Cat Pouch by Keora Keora
7 // Porcelain Tableware by The Awesome Project
Do you have an illustrated product that you’re obsessed with? Fill out this quick form, and it might be featured on here! The Nature Walks To Do List was a submission — and I’m so glad I know about it now.
On Herikita’s Facebook page, she writes, “I do things with my hands that I imagine in my head, so people can see it too.” This sentiment describes her soft, illustrative work perfectly. Her images and imagery are undoubtedly strange, but in a way that’s relatable. Many of the interior scenes are like an dialogue verbalized, and as a viewer, I recognize what that is and how it feels to say those things out loud.
In addition to the feels, Herikita also creates loose, delightfully odd collections. A beet, hairless cat, and bed all make up a single illustration. They seem like a non-sequitur to me, but personal to the illustrator.
Check out more of Herikita’s works on her Tumblr. You won’t be disappointed.
Ever wanted to own a giant sperm whale? What about a plesiosaur? Well, thanks to Lorien Stern’s Etsy shop, these are achievable goals. The ceramic artist crafts large-scale creatures to hang on your wall, and they evoke the giant game trophies that hunters might display in their den. Unlike those taxidermy animals, however, Lorien’s works are much more humane and fun.
I wish more of these photos showed off their scale, but check out below just to get an idea. At over 20 inches long, these aren’t tiny. They’re a centerpiece of a room!
Let’s make it an alphabet-themed day! Here’s Leah Goren’s Nudie Alphabet, which is exactly how it sounds: naked bodies forming the shapes of letters. Or, demonstrating some interesting interpretative dance/yoga moves. However you want to look at it.
Purchase this alphabet as a print. It’s currently available in Leah’s shop.
A is for Armadillo who is short stout and round.
Here’s a fun project that’s a nice take on an “alphabet” series. Alice Pattullo created a collection of A-Z animals, and she’s currently sharing a letter a day. I like that these illustrations depict some unconventional subjects. Beetles, crabs, iguanas — they aren’t creatures that are cute or cuddly, but they’re well-crafted, four-color screen prints. In addition, Alice came up with cute sayings to go along with ‘em.
Each illustration is for sale as a limited-edition print (of 30). Display them all together or by their lonesome. To purchase, send her an email.
B is for Beetle who stays close to the ground.
C is for Crab who crawls on the sea bed.
D is for Dove who likes to fly overhead.
E is for Elephant who is anything but light.
F is for fox who roams the city streets at night.
G is for grizzly bear, a fierce looking fellow.
H is for Hippo who is altogether more mellow.
I is for Iguana a large scaly reptile.
J is for jack rabbit who jumps mile after mile.
K is for Kangaroo who takes hop, skip and bound.
Last week, I started a new feature on the blog where I list illustrated products I’ve been obsessing over the past week. Plus, where to buy ‘em if you fancy them, too. Enjoy!
1 // Hand-embroidered Peter Pan-style collar by Baobap Handmade
2 // Carrier Pigeon greeting card by Idlewild Co.
3 // Vintage-inspired, temporary tattoos by Tattoorary
4 // Art Deco Menagerie wallpaper sold at House of Hackney by Katie Scott
5 // Strawberry tea towel by Elizabeth Graeber
6 // Perth Panther Coin Purse by Togetherness x Min Pin
7 // Plush cat donuts by Marnin Saylor — available in vanilla, maple, or chocolate!
Do you have an illustrated product that you’re obsessed with? Fill out this quick form, and it might be featured on here!
Andrea Lauren is a pattern maker living in Asheville, North Carolina. Many of her colorful, designy illustrations are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too.
Andrea uses a variety of hand-rendered techniques in her pattern production, and they’re meant for digital textile printing. “I’m particularly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut paper,” she writes on her website. Check out her Spoonflower shop for more.
If you’re interested in printmaking, be sure to read Andrea’s blog, Ink Print Repeat. She shares helpful tips (including supplies she uses) as well as fun in-progress work.
So it’s not exactly the new year, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy this cut paper piece by Ink Studio. Look closely, and you’ll see that this colorful landscape spells out “15” (as in 2015). It’s part of their yearly paper design project.
This hand-crafted piece utilizes a variety of textures and construction techniques. It was made by several people, and the eclectic style is reflected in the different-looking low-poly and X-acto cut outs. My favorite part is the bird with its pink and green plumage.
Here’s their 2014 creation:
This illustration by Monica Ramos is currently on her Tumblr, and it was my favorite thing I saw yesterday . It’s for Justina Blakeney’s new book, The New Bohemians, Cool and Collected Homes. So good!