Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood is an LA based artist whose work immediately appealed to me, not only for his graphic style but because of an ever present sense of humour that i just love. you can see how big some of his paintings are in context at his most recent exhibition.

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese digital artist & illustrator whose work i discovered via Cath of Wolf Eyebrows (whose blog is consistently great – follow her!) she is commissioned for work by various clients in the fashion and design industries, but i most love her wonderful fashion portraits that she does…

onehundredforty

Onehundredforty

this is one of the coolest things i’ve seen in a while. Onehundredforty is an art experiment that merges smart programming with beautiful design to make personal art prints – from a tweet of your choice. basically you select a tweet, Onehundredforty generates your design, and they print and send it to…

Lorna Simpson: Ebony

Lorna Simpson: Ebony Collages

you might remember my previous post about artist Lorna Simpson, whose exquisite Gold Head series is still a favourite of mine. they form part of a continuing series of collages based on figures from vintage Ebony and Jet magazines – all of which you can see on her website and in a book dedicated to…

Chickens by Holly Frean

Chickens by Holly Frean

these chicken plates by London based artist Holly Frean are just the kind of thing i would buy without thinking twice, and upon returning home to show off my spoils the conversation with my husband would go as follows:

Horizontal Press

Horizontal Press

illustrator, jewellery maker and all round creative gal Kaye Blegvad just launched a, shall we say, passion project in the form of Horizontal Press, a small pornographic press based in Brooklyn. you can peruse a selection of tongue-in-cheek, and cheeky, Tijuana Bibles and prints in their online shop. perfect for the ‘discerning horndog’. i asked…

Soppy

Soppy

i think that many of us can relate to Soppy, a set of illustrations by Philippa Rice about the everyday minutiae within a relationship that actually mean so much. based on her relationship with illustrator Luke Pearson, she’s been sharing them on her blog since 2013 and they are now available as 112 page  book.

Lucie de Moyencourt: Atlantic Seaboard

Atlantic Seaboard

last week we visited a newish deli that opened in my neighbourhood late last year. there is a large Jewish community in Sea Point, so i benefit from all sorts of great stuff in the supermarkets around here that you typically don’t get in other areas of Cape Town (like being…

Endre Penovác

Endre Penovác

a few years ago my dad started painting. as an urban designer he’s always had a pencil in his hand, but he never had the time to flex his creative muscles outside of work. he began experimenting with various mediums, and quickly settled on watercolour painting. i warned him that it…

Mary Laube

Mary Laube

i discovered the work of Mary Laube through Buy Some Damn Art (where you can currently buy some of her original paintings). Mary was born in South Korea but group up in the states, where she received her BFA at Illinois State University. i find her work so graphic and interesting,…

Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore

Skin Cleanse

Adina Grigore starting creating all-natural products to meet the needs of her own sensitive skin – and so began  S.W. Basics, a skincare line based in Brooklyn. their products are all made from scratch using natural & potent ingredients – with a ‘less isn’t just more; less is everything’ attitude.

Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera is a Colombian designer and artist who, simply put, does INSANE things with paper. not only is her work technically amazing; but the pieces that she creates are beautiful to behold. Diana has a university degree in industrial design, and has been pursuing an interest in paper sculpture since graduating.

Miss Moss: Valentino Colour Comparisons

The Art of Valentino

sometimes i like to imagine that Valentino create collections just for me. i picture the entire creative team sitting in their studio in Milan, saying – “you know, Diana hasn’t done a colour comparison in a while – things are looking a bit bleak over there. should we give her…

ELOI scarves, made from paper cut-out designs.

ELOI

i’m always into things that are slightly off-kilter and what people might call “crazy”. that’s why i instantly took a liking to ELOI, a range of scarves by artist Paige Russell who constructs vibrant designs from paper cut-outs.

Flowerwork by Sarah Illenberger

Flowerwork

Sarah Illenberger is the phenomenal German artist renowned for her legendary craftwork – you will recognise much of her work, including that much loved Meloncholy image that formed part of her Tutti Frutti series.