Clara Adolphs

there’s something about Australian artist Clara Adolphs’ work that reminds me of Mad Men – her paintings are almost like very melancholy versions of the famous Carousel scene. she’s represented by MiCK and you can see a nice little studio visit with her here.

Ernesto Artillo

oooooooh, i only just discovered the work of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo – art meets photography meets fashion – all the good stuff rolled into one! Ernesto’s original artworks, photography & collaborations (amongst which include fashion house Delpozo) are something to behold. some of it reminds me of my own art + fashion posts (maybe why…

mama-mercury-card

Imaginary Curator: Mama

Above: Agnes Barton-Sabo, Freddie Mercury Mother’s Day Card. the other day i did a Buzzfeed quiz to see how well i remembered the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody (pretty well, i might add) and i have had the line “Mama! Oooooooooh” revolving in my head ever since. perhaps appropriate as i am…

You are Here

Kirsten Sims: You Are Here

right now i’m just over 36 weeks pregnant and consequently not getting out of the house much. but i do browse Instagram – a lot. when i’m wide awake at 2am, when i’m lying on the couch with my swollen feet propped up on a pillow, when i’m in the…

Jorey Hurley

Jorey Hurley

we won’t be doing a nursery initially, as the kiddo is just going to sleep in our room for the first few months. we would only just have moved into our new house by the time he arrives, so i’d want to figure out the space before settling on who sleeps where (needless…

Marianne Batlle

Pins by Marianne Batlle

i’ve been marvelling at these beaded pins by French artist Marianne Batlle, not just because of how painstakingly detailed they are – but also the fact that you can actually recognise all the famous characters. how many can you identify?

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa - Half full, half empty, 2016

Imaginary Curator: The Nude

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa – Half full, half empty, 2016. thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at…

Dolly Parton

Revival, a series of style icons

Revival is a collaboration between illustrator Libby van der Ploeg and Brooklyn based shop Dusty Rose Vintage. the illustrated series depicts 10 inspiring women whose style and thinking has had a lasting influence on our culture; including Dolly Parton, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Debbie Harry, Bettie Page, Julia Child, Josephine Baker, Bjork, Joan…

Lauren Tamaki

Lauren Tamaki Fashion Drawings

i’m at the stage now where i’d much rather look at people’s interpretations of the fashion shows than at the actual fashion shows themselves. that’s why i love these drawings by illustrator Lauren Tamaki, who lives and works in Brooklyn. incidentally Lauren’s illustration also accompanied one of my favourite recent articles in the…

DEAN WEST, Train, 2012

Imaginary Curator: The American West

i thought i’d try out a new series on the blog called Imaginary Curator. i look at a lot of art online as i’m always on the look out for something interesting to share with you, and often i see themes jumping out at me. basically, if i were to walk into a gallery or museum right now, what would i want to see? my first “show” (haha) is all kinds of art related to The American West, and i am blaming this totally on my recent watching of Lonesome Dove…

Define Magazine giveaway

Define Magazine (and a Giveaway!)

Introducing new quarterly magazine Define – each issue focuses on a single word that is defined by a unique group of artists through various mediums. their first issue was about Fear and their second issue, launched just this week, is about Shape. today we’re giving away two sets of both issues! click through to enter….

Wes Anderson Tributes

Wes Anderson Tributes

i don’t think there are many (any?) contemporary film makers who are culturally adored as much as Wes Anderson. sometimes i will just randomly think of scenes from Grand Budapest Hotel and laugh out loud to myself. i’ve come across two Wes Anderson tributes recently that i thought were so…

Leslie Weaver

Leslie Weaver

oh i looooooooooove these faces by artist Leslie Weaver! imagine having a few large ones hung next to each other on a wall in your house, would be so great. Creativity has always been a part of my life. As I child, I would spend hours drawing faces and figures. I paint…

Daniel Coves

Daniel Coves

Daniel Coves is a Spanish artist who has some prestigious accolades behind his name, including being selected for the BP Portrait award & having his work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London (one of my favourite museums in the world). his meticulous figurative paintings capture moments suspended in time, drawing influence…

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh

Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina for Van Gogh. Katerina Belkina is a Russian artist, trained in painting and photography, known for her mystical self portraits. i particularly love this series that sees her emulating the masters. Her works essentially focus on female portraiture. The viewer enters the inner world and sees the world of different state…