Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

Illustrated Product Obsessions Sept. 9

1. Fairytale Wood Clock by IOOI
2. Daisy Flower Brooch by Iris De La Torre
3. D-Lamp by Il Sung Na
4. Frida Kahlo Flower Brooch by Lou Taylor
5. 2017 Golden Jungle Calendar by Papio Press
6. Flower-Filled Cactus Necklace by Hello Halsted
7. Felt Succulent by Close Call Studio

Benzie Design is one of my favorite online shops—they sell the best felt, often grouped in eye-pleasing palettes. One is called the Cactus Palette, and it’s the perfect complement to their recently-created felt cactus DIY. Weekend project, anyone?

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Embroidery

Large Macramé Wall Hangings Use Geometry to Create a Cozy Space

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

I grew up making a lot of crafts, but macramé was not one of them. Looking at Rianne Zuijderduin‘s work, however, I see that I should’ve tried it—the possibilities are beautiful. The Netherlands-based artist creates intricate, tonal patterns in large wall hangings. Combining geometry, fringe, and a pop of vibrant color, the pieces are a cozy accent to a space.

Rianne sells her work—including what macrame is known for, planters—on Etsy.

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

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Rianne Zuijderduin macrame

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Illustrated products, Sponsored

A Monthly Subscription Box for Note Takers and Thank-You Card Writers

Papergang from OhhDeer

Do you subscribe to any monthly subscription boxes? I often hesitate signing up for them—I’m afraid of accumulating too much stuff I won’t ever use. But one product I can’t get enough of is stationary! I’m a firm believer in writing things down and hand-written thank you notes. So, even if I don’t scribble in a notebook right away, I know I’ll eventually use it.

Papergang is a monthly subscription box from Ohh Deer, an online purveyor of awesome illustrated products. They sent me one of their boxes recently and I got to see what it’s all about. Basically, it’s everything I use over the course of a given month: an On Point pencil (I never write notes in pen); three pocket-sized notebooks, a clipboard, two blank greeting cards, an illustrative print, and postcard featuring the current month.

I’ve already put one of the notebooks and pencil to good use, and if you’re a stationary lover, I’m sure you’ll find a way to incorporate these types of objects into your everyday routine. Better yet, you get something new each month that includes paper products. When you subscribe, you’ll never get a repeat box and almost all the product will be exclusive to Papergang before it goes on sale in the Ohh Deer shop. Go here to claim your box for this month!

Papergang by Ohh Deer

Papergang Ohh Deer

Papergang from OhhDeer

Papergang from Ohh Deer

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Papergang from Ohh Deer

This box transforms into a ram once you’re done!
Papergang by Ohh Deer

Embroidery, Illustrated products

Charming Minimalist Illustrations Translated into Playful Fall Fashions

Anna Kovecses

Illustrator Anna Kövecses creates bold, bright images that feature minimalist shapes. This aesthetic is translated onto clothing for a charming effect—Anna prints cats, swans, mushrooms, and more for the Fall/Winter 16/17 Lazzari collection. I especially love the jacquard jersey pieces because they mix her clean lines with a pixelated-looking texture.

Anna’s collection is now available through the Lazzari website. I’ve got my eye on the llamas!

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

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Anna Kovecses

Anna Kovecses

Anna Kövecses
Embroidery

Knitted and Embroidered Tapestries Look Like a Cozy Sweater Feels

Fleur Lyon

Australian maker Fleur Lyon calls her textile pieces “knitted fields of wild florals.” Using traditional techniques, she creates wool-on-wool artwork with a hand-knitted base and embroidered flowers among a timber frame. The pieces remind me of a soft, cozy sweater that feels and smells like home. I’d imagine these are best enjoyed while sipping a hot cup of tea.

Fleur Lyon sells her work online and posts upcoming sales as well as works in progress through Instagram.

Fleur Lyon

Fleur Lyon

Fleur Lyon

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Fleur Lyon

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Fleur Lyon

Fleur Lyon

Fleur Lyon

Fleur Lyon
Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessesions

Illustrated Product Obsessions

1. Rattlesnake Safari Clutch by Lizzie Fortunato
2. Fig & Poppy Seed Mismatched Socks by Spox Sox
3. Nikelab X Riccardo Tisci Jacket by Nike
4. Confetti Cacti by Scout and Whistle
5. Cactus Bear Enamel Pins by Natelle Quek
6. Dripping Mint / Avocado Planter by Brian Giniewski
7. Marble Run Flocked Jumper by Liisa Chisholm

Have a great weekend, ya’ll. And if you’re in the States, enjoy your holiday!

Paper Craft, Sculpture

Colorful Paper Cacti That Won’t Wilt or Prick You (!!)

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This past spring, I marveled over illustrator Kim Sielbeck‘s tiny paper cacti with their bold colors and charming patterned pots.  So, when I was in the midst of planning Inside / Outside at Flower Pepper Gallery, I knew her work would be perfect for it. I was so happy that Kim agreed and created a host of new plants—some large and some small—just for the show.

The pieces seen here are now available through Flower Pepper Gallery’s website. If you’ve been thinking about buying her work—do it! The cacti are even more delightful in person. And if you’re someone with a brown thumb, you still reap the benefits of some green without the fear of them wilting.

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti

A photo posted by Sara Barnes (@brwnpaperbag) on

Kim Sielbeck paper cacti
Collage

Mid-Century Inspired Collages Dazzle on Driftwood Pieces

Angie Lewin collage on driftwood

Angie Lewin collage on driftwood

Collage is known best as paper-on-paper creations, but there are infinite possibilities with this technique. Often, the mashup of two disparate elements makes for the most exciting compositions, as is the case with Angie Lewin’s exquisite works. An illustrator, print maker, and pattern designer, she uses pieces of driftwood as the backdrop for her printed nature-themed imagery. Angie is inspired by the Mid-century modern movement, and its crisp lines and strong shapes offer a striking juxtaposition to the soft, uneven textured surface of the wood.

These pieces were originally produced as part of A Natural Line at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2014. But you can bet I’m keeping my eye out for more future works in this vein.

Angie Lewin collage on driftwood

Angie Lewin collage on driftwood

Here are some of Angie’s non-driftwood creations:

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Angie Lewin

Angie Lewin

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Angie Lewin

Angela Lewin collage on driftwood
Ceramics

Ceramic Animal Planters are Sweet Companions to Your Favorite Flora

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

I have a well-documented love of face planters on Brown Paper Bag. My years-long admiration is because of the playful nature they inherently contain. These delightful objects dress up your plants while creating wild, ever-changing hairstyles for the stoneware characters.

Design Forest is inspired by animals—bunnies, cats, elephants, and more— and pares them down to essential, simple shapes that are minimal in decoration yet convey sweet personalities. Just look at their smiles!

Design Forest sells their entire pastel-colored collection through their online shop.

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics

Design Forest ceramics
Illustrated products

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Product Obsessions

Illustrated Product Obsessions, August 26, 2016
1. Ceramic Winking Beastie Bud Vase by jen e
2. Embroidered Tassel Necklace by Oh My Heart Embroidery
3. Charming Creatures Tiger Decor by Sarah Walsh for The Land of Nod
4. Cotton Swan Boat Dress by Anna Kovecses for Lazzari
5. Orange Bomba Vessel by Beech Hall
6. Patches The Pup Pendant by Christine Schmidt for Uncommon Goods
7. Embroidered Leather Fox Shoes by Katz & Birds

When I was in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of meeting Carrie and Hal of Red Cap Cards. If you’re not familiar with their work, they make beautiful cards with amazing illustrators—many of which have been featured on Brown Paper Bag!

Carrie and Hal have been busy and recently debuted a new gift wrap collection. It’s full of lovely, gorgeous imagery—the choice between ripping their paper and opening the present it’s wrapped in will certainly be a difficult one.