Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

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1. Hanging planters by Shayna Stevenson and Jen Collins of Keep Company
2. Monstera Leaf Bag by La Lisette
3. Caterpillar Backpack by Mödernaked
4. Donut Cat by Marnin Saylor
5. Otto Grey Cushion by Arro Home (I have one of these and love it!)
6. Miniature Cactus by Vishnevsky’s Socks
7. White Tiger Hanging Ornament by Charming Creatures

Happy Friday! I’ll leave you with this for the weekend: Arro Home is currently having a 50% off sale. Go get yourself a nice new cushion or tea towel. You deserve it!

Illustrated products

Incredibly Detailed Nail Art Depicts Beautifully Illustrated Book Covers

Wink Poppy Midnight, cover illustration by Lisa Perrin

Wink Poppy Midnight, cover illustration by Lisa Perrin

I’ve found my favorite Instagram account of the moment. Known as @thebookishmanicurist, this voracious reader and nail tech reads YA novels and paints faux nails to match. Her creations are incredibly detailed and capture the essence of the beautiful illustrations they represent. They’re often displayed as diptychs and triptych, with the images wrapping from the thumb to the pinkie finger.

The Square Root of Summer

The Square Root of Summer

 The War that Saved My Life, illustrated by Josie Portillo

The War that Saved My Life, illustrated by Josie Portillo

Iris and the Tiger, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic

Iris and the Tiger, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Bird

Bird

The Secrets We Keep, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic

The Secrets We Keep, illustrated by Sandra Eterovic

The Stars at Oktober Bend

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Beautiful Broken Things

Beautiful Broken Things

More Than This

More Than This

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Illustrator

Miren Asiain Lora Reveals the Magic of Everyday Life

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Miren Asiain Lora tells the stories of small people in grandiose places. Her faceless characters explore nature and all that goes along with it—sometimes this is good, and in other instances, it can get kinda hairy. One scene (above) shows figures shining a light to reveal all that hides in the jungle.

The overall feeling of these illustrations is mystery—we aren’t getting the full story of who Miren’s characters are or what they’re doing. This is the driving force behind her work—they’re meant to “convey the magic of everyday life, the charm of little moments that hold a secret to be deciphered.”

Miren sells as selection of archival prints through the Toi Gallery.

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora

Painting by Miren Asiain Lora
Illustrated products, Painting

Cassie Byrnes Explores Her “Weird Side” With Beautifully Bold Clothing

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Beautiful surface design can transform ordinary objects into functional works of art. Melbourne-based designer and illustrator Cassie Byrnes highlights this in her label Variety Hour, a print-focused endeavor that’s an outlet for her to “get as weird as she wants” and to experiment with new, crazy ideas. Each season, she hand-crafts a collection of prints that are then applied to clothing, scarves, clutches and more.

Follow Cassie on Instagram to see beautiful colors, patterns, and works in progress. (via The Design Files).
Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes

Variety Hour by Cassie Byrnes
Illustrator

Jess Phoenix Paints Vibrant Blooms That Live in Her Imagination

Floral paintings by Jess Phoenix

Jess Phoenix loves color. When she’s not illustrating and designing products for Compendium, she creates electric floral paintings that are adorned with gold and neon paint. Most the bouquets are imagined, she writes, “and act as a vehicle for her to create vibrant color relationships.” I’m sorta glad they aren’t real—that way, we can always enjoy their beautiful arrangements.

Jess sells prints of her work through her online shop.

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Floral painting by Jess Phoenix

Jess Phoenix
Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

Illustrated Product Obsessions
1. Fox Brooch by Liten kanin
2. Miniature Needle Felted Cactus Garden in Glass Terrarium by Once Again Sam
3. Cat Return Address Stamp by Native Bear
4. Ghosts by Studio Arhoj
5. Cactus Bra by Emily Parkinson
6. Bright Blue Elephant Mug by Beardbangs
7. Peace Out Sloth Crop Shirt by SimkaSol

Happy Friday! I don’t have much to say this week—but if you hadn’t see the short video I made for the beautifully-illustrated Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, check it out!

Collage

Cut Paper Portraits Illustrate Our Connectedness with the World at Large

Molly Costello cut paper

Illustrator Molly Costello crafts compelling portraiture from cut paper. The exquisite compositions—powerful in their simplicity—are informed by her years “working on urban youth programming around sustainability and social injustice,” reflecting the themes she encountered during that time: community, struggle, love, and more. “Through my work I focus on ideas of connectedness,” she writes, “connectedness with our whole selves, with each other, our communities, its systems, the natural world, and the energy and divine of our universe at large.”

Molly sells prints of her work on Etsy!

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello cut paper

Molly Costello
Illustrated products, Textiles

Embroidered Collar Pins Add Tiny Handcrafted Flair to Your Everyday Attire

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

I wear a lot of solid colors. I’m never too crazy with my patterning—instead, I prefer to accessorize with illustrative wares like enamel pins and statement necklaces. They’re visually interesting but don’t draw too much attention—critical for my introverted self. İrem Yazıcı of Baobap creates this type of wearable art, embroidered tiny collar pins with flowers, animals, and outer space. The designs look great against chambray or neutral-colored fabrics, but I could see them looking fantastic with some pattern mixing—if you’re brave enough.

Find your own set of handcrafted pins in the Baobap Etsy shop.

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

Embroidered collar pins by Baobap

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Illustrator

Andrea D’Aquino Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Classic Tale

This was a fun video to make! Months ago, I received a copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Andrea D’Aquino. It’s a contemporary retelling of the famous story, crafted with beautiful collage imagery that’s unlike any interpretation I’ve seen. To give you a sense of that,  I created a 30-second video in which I quickly flip through the entire thing. Despite the brevity, this is a book you’ll want to spend some time with.

Andrea has illustrated spot images and full-spread compositions, with some interesting use of text. One of my favorites is how “Off with their heads!” was designed—you can really hear how low the Queen shouts!

I’ve also included some selections from the book, which is now available on Amazon.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino