Oamul

i really love the work by Chinese animator & illustrator Oamul. “Enjoy my life and drawing. I want to share with you what i saw, heard and experienced in daily life and hope all of you can feel and find your own wonderful life! Enjoy yourself!” yep, that makes me happy.…

Kirsten Sims: Saturn Return

aaaah to own a piece by Kirsten Sims. that is my dream. Kirsten’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. this year she turns 30, so her new show is called Saturn Return – an ode to the astrological period that occurs in a person’s late 20s…

The luxurious city wedding of Johannes & Francois

i don’t share a lot of weddings these days. i felt like weddings on blogs reached a fever pitch a few years ago (even blogging about our own wedding gave me pause) and like many things in the online world became a show of magnificent venues and expensive dresses and…

Phosphorescence by Estefanía Urrutia

do you recognise yourself when you look at these paintings? yes, because this is all of us. Phosphorescence shows a series of paintings that focus on the isolation of the individual in our society. The series reflects situations of absolute intimacy where the subject is totally isolated from all surroundings…

Just some random art I love

in the spirit of this being a compendium of radness, i’m sharing some random art i love today. i do realise that the art i like and tend to share is usually very colourful. i don’t know why that is. when i lived on my own my walls were so filled…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at…

David Hockney’s Home, 1983

i love it when huge publications dig into their massive archives and share amazing articles from back in the day. like this 34 year old piece from Architectural Digest, a look into David Hockney’s California home – originally published in April 1983. this house is where he famously painted his pool. it was deemed very colourful…

A Compendium of Radness

i want to preface this post by talking about the blog a little bit. way back in 2009 when i first started blogging i was just sharing (often random) things i loved; and i still do, of course. but at some point the blogging world because serious business, and then we had to compete…

Zoe Young: Space Between Hours

Zoe Young is an Australian artist who lives in NSW with her husband and two kids. her paintings are marked by her eclectic use of colour and sharp eye for unique landscape and still-life compositions. Young’s latest series of paintings are a collage of time; coalesced with childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental…

Belynda Henry

oh yes, i like this very much. very much indeed. work by Australian artist Belynda Henry. she has an extensive collection you can delve into on her website and of course loads of inspiration on Instagram. makes me want to run away to the country and take up painting (of course…

Itamar Freed

I love these painterly portraits by Itamar Freed, an Israeli photographer born in NYC who lives and works in London & Israel. My photographic work draws upon a return to the classic paintings of Art History. Through the use of color, natural illumination at its extremes, open composition and multiple vanishing…

Rosie Assoulin ex situ

aaah here we are again, friends – the shows are upon us! what shows? the Fall 2017 fashion shows, guys. don’t worry, i had no real idea they were on either. so i went lookin’ around at Vogue to see what is up, and of course walked away with an idea…

Lora and her friends

Lora and her friends (“Lora et ses amies”) is a series by Swiss visual artist Nives Widauer. i actually saw the imagery, before knowing anything about the artist, and was like – “budgies with legs? i’m in!” well, first of all, they’re parrots. the original images are from Illustrations of the Family…

Kim Keever

had a rough week? do you feel like if you see one more political story in your news feed that your head will explode? let’s look at something nice and calming instead. the work of artist Kim Keever fits the bill. Keever used to be a thermal engineer who worked primarily on projects…

Yigal Ozeri

Yigal Ozeri is a painter from Israel, based in NYC, who “paints women in nature”. yes, paints. these are oil paintings. i first featured his work a number of years ago here. Yigal Ozeri succinctly summarizes his current practice as follows: “I paint women in nature.” Though he insists that his…