All posts tagged: painting

Michelle Armas

i really REALLY love the work of artist Michelle Armas. she started painting to cope with the stress of her career in the world of corporate branding, and eventually turned it into a full-time job. i love stories like that, and it makes me think of a cool quote from designer extraordinaire Jessica Hische – “The work […]

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The Comparisons Project: Cracks

Hila picked Cracks for our next comparisons project – a film I have been meaning to watch for ages but just never got round to. i actually find myself watching less and less films these days, as any available tv time is dedicated to my series addiction (cough game of thrones cough). so this was a great […]

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Gregory Euclide & Bon Iver

i’ve been holding out on listening to the new Bon Iver album because i’ve been hearing so much about it online and fear a bit of a build up / let down situation. the same thing happens when i constantly hear about an amazing film, then usually end up only seeing it a year later when all […]

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rainy day special

a series i love so much i actually have to hold myself back from making more. trying to keep these relatively few and far between because i know that if i didn’t they would become boring. it would be like eating pancakes every day. where’s the fun in that? pancakes are so good because you […]

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henri’s flowers

still life is not my usual fare, but i make an exception for henri fantin-latour whose darkly hued flower paintings have always captivated me. looking through these reminded me of this beautiful post at forty-sixth at grace, photographed by john cullen all henri fantin-latour images courtesy of the athenaeum

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suno & vallotton

i was happily browsing the fall 2011 suno collection, all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read the review, There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis […]

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pierneef

south african readers will undoubtedly know the work of pierneef, considered to be one of the ‘old masters’ of south african art. the graphic style of his work & his colour palettes are two reasons why he’s one of my personal favourites. the rupert museum in stellenbosch is currently hosting an exhibition of his Johannesburg Railway Station […]

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painting woodstock

this article in the December 1969 edition of US Vogue where they compare scenes from woodstock to famous paintings absolutely made my day – perhaps for obvious reasons. why can’t vogue still be like this? All nature is but art, unknown to thee; / All chance, direction, which thou eanst not see.” Except you can. […]

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