Ben Phe / Manet

Ben Phe

i looooooooooove the work of illustrator Benjamin Evenett aka ben phe. he has done some wonderful reworks of classics pieces by Manet, Renoir, Bonnard, Lautrec & Matisse… i just really dig his style, his imagery puts a smile on my face. be sure to check out his website and his tumblr…

Prints // Miss Moss

Prints

i’ve been doing some gift guides (i hope they have been helpful?) but my favourite gift to give has always been a print or framed artwork of some kind. when i was a poor student this was always my solution for cash-strapped gift-giving. find a beautiful print (beg, borrow, steal, copy)…

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Wrap

as cheesy as it may sound, one of the highlights of my childhood was coming downstairs on Christmas morning and seeing all the colourful presents under the tree. i was under no illusion that Father Christmas had put it there, i knew it was my mom. but it was special…

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2014

last year i did a post on 2013 calendars and, well, the time has come. 2014 to be exact… so here are 14 calendars for 2014. there are only 5 Mondays left and then it’s Christmas!! Snug Studio: Marimekko: minerals by Lindsay Jones: Linda & Harriett: Scandinavian florals by…

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Myrtle Illustrated

i always look forward to hearing from Whitney of LA-based Myrtle because the seasonal lookbooks for her fantastic shop are a thing of beauty. this time was no different, except it WAS different – because instead of using talented photographers, Whitney commissioned six artists to illustrate the FW13 lookbook. I’ve been privileged…

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

i thought i’d share a little resource with you today. if you’re into dabbling around with imagery, need inspiration for visual projects or graphic design moodboards or whatever – you might be interested in the Biodiversity Heritage Library. they have hundreds (thousands?) of hi-res images from a consortium of natural history…

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A New Logo

if you’ve been a long time reader you’ll have noticed the many, many redesigns i have undertaken on a whim around here. luckily the current one is probably my favourite, so it’s going to stick for a long while. but the one thing i don’t really bother with – or…

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Katrin Coetzer: Honeymoon

living in Cape Town allows me to see the work of some of my favourite local artists in person, and Katrin Coetzer is one of them (who you may have seen me mention on the blog a few times – and you will probably remember her gorgeous wedding). she’s currently…

Windows of New York

ooooooooh i LOVE projects like this!! graphic designer José Guizar illustrates and shares one window a week for his Windows of New York project. did i tell you we’re going to NYC for our honeymoon? so whenever i see anything NYC related i get even more excited. Says José, The Windows of…

Daily Dishonesty

Lauren Hom contacted me about her Daily Dishonesty project which is simply super rad. she’s a graphic designer based in NYC who started a series of hand lettered posters that document the little lies she tells herself on a regular basis. i can definitely relate to all of them. she also takes…

Catch Up: Art & Design

always love Bernadette Pascua’s fashion sketches: Helsinki Food Company by Werklig: a botanical series by Carla Fuentes: identity design for Millswyn by Cornwall: cute ceramics by Miga de Pan: awesome design work by The Company You Keep: illustrations by Grace Lee: Bonnard macaron packaging design by Anagrama: more cool work by Rose Blake: identity design for Sweet Greek by Studio Brave: illustrations…

Playlist / Painting

Rose Blake is a brilliant illustrator whose new portfolio website i was perusing when i noticed a link inviting you to buy her paintings, leading me to a little project she calls Playlist / Painting. basically Rose makes a painting and then also compiles a playlist to go along with…

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Put it on paper

i’ve been seeing some nice paper related goods around lately – notecards, prints, what have you. and since it’s almost the season to send someone a nice card or buy someone a nice print for christmas i thought i’d help you along with some suggestions. banquet atelier & workshop has…

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Essie Letterpress Limited Ed.

when i was at Kamers vol Geskenke last weekend the best tent had all my favourite cape town creatives & shops in it – Skermunkil, Artymiss, Good Clothing, Mr & Mrs etc. Essie Letterpress was one of them – a stationery company i’m always excited to see at markets &…

The Art of Vogue Covers

i was given a wonderful gift recently from Anton’s gran, who was cleaning out her book collection and came upon an old copy of The Art of Vogue Covers. it details the illustrated covers of British Vogue from 1909 through to 1940, including the entire collection of covers between 1920-1930.…