1. Ceramic Serving Board by Bon Matin Studio
2. Moth Rubber Stamp by Beetle Ink Co.
3. Cat Iron On Patch by I Like Cats
4. Rosebud Stag Socks by Bonne Maison
5. Forever Plant Enamel Pin by Weekender Supply Co.
6. Hand Painted Evil Eye Wall Ornament by eikcam
7. Colored Concrete Planter by Fox & Ramona
Happy Friday! This Instagram is perfect and I don’t need to say any more.
Have you started thinking about Halloween? Now that September has rolled around, it’s time to get spooky. Illustrator Eleni Kalorkoti has crafted a whole zine around a holiday favorite—specters—that’s appropriately called Ghost. It’s 12 striking black and white portraits of ladies who haunt. Each has their own personality; some wear stylish garments while others are cloaked in long hair from head to toe. They’re set against a solid background where Eleni’s strong, bold shapes create the illusion that they are, in fact, hovering on the page.
Ghost is now available in Eleni’s online shop.
Illustrator Stephanie Wunderlich composes charming scenes from cut paper. The stylized figures, landscapes, and objects occupy compositions like a Cubist painting, balancing shapes and textures in one eye-pleasing way. Despite their simplicity, Stephanie creates a lot of depth and peppers her work with intricate details—look closely and you’ll see that there are tiny folds in shirts, barrettes in hair, and laces on shoes.
(The above illustration recently appeared in my weekly hello (newsletter)!)
Illustrator Andrea Sparacio painted over 54 portraits that depict “trailblazing women who make America great” for NARAL Pro-Choice America‘s Gender Card deck of playing cards. Each card features a woman (or women) who has/have achieved cultural and/or historical significance. For each individual, Sparacio has immortalized their face in her charming style.
The deck showcases women throughout American history. Icons like Harriet Tubman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Beyoncé, and Hilary Clinton are part of this set, but there are many more—including some you might not recognize. It’s a great opportunity to support NARAL Pro-Choice America and learn more about the amazing sheroes who have helped shape the country. You can purchase your set of cards here.
Dr. Propolus is the moniker for Ilias Walchshofer—an Austrian-Moroccan illustrator who adds intricate lines to editorial fashion photographs. The striking white and black marks cloth the partially nude and fill the stark, moody compositions with feathered and furry friends. As a result, they’ve got a more playful and light-hearted feel rather than the serious nature that the models often portray.
Like Eleonora Kolycheva’s illustrative reimagining of the letter R, this could be something fun for you to try. Infuse a magazine photo with doodles and share them with me! (via Trendland)
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?
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!
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!
Bodil Jane illustrates rooms that I wish I could live in—cozy, patterned-filled spaces with a lot of plants. She writes on her website that enjoys painting the likes of food, fashion, interiors, and flora which is evident from her colorful, fluid way to art making. Images feel carefree and fun, like Bodil was happy to be painting and drawing these people, places, and things.
Bodil sells her work as prints and ceramics in her Tictail shop.
Growing up, my mom had books stacked high towards the ceiling of our living room, and I spent a lot of time studying their various covers. As an adult, I read less books (Audible, you’ve spoiled me), but I still enjoy a well-crafted book cover. Mrs. Chaplin pays homage to these memorable designs by recreating classic and contemporary tales using a combination of wool felt and silk thread. Although you can’t pull back the cover and read its words, the appliqué-style illustrations serve as the front of statement-making clutches.
If you’re a literary lover and enjoy a bit of quirk with your accessories, this Etsy shop has you covered.