Ryo Takemasa

i don’t think i have ever spent so much time looking at illustrations of vegetables (if only i would spend as much time actually eating them). these wonderful renderings are by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemasa who has done work for a number of international publications. check out his work at his website & blog. he also has a shop – so you can buy some veggies in print!

Ryo Takemasa

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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) pop it into an inexpensive frame and you usually have a very happy gift-receiver on the other end. but you don’t have to go to the same desperate extremes as i did – just buy a nice print. here are some i like.

Mr & Mrs print by Black and Type Shop:

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HEY Posters by Kyuhyung Cho:

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 Fox Trot by Alicia Makes:

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Gelataology Prints by Studio Fludd:

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Black Bouquet prints by Tad Carpenter:

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Metallic Prints by Yield Design Co:

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Let It Go print by Ricardo Garcia:

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Prints by Hysj:

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Prints by Anna Dorfman:

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Phases of the Moon print by The Adventures of:

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Network print by bastisRIKE:

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A Black Cat by Hello Jenuine:

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Prints by Anne Ulku:

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A Teapot’s Dream by Oana Befort:

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Prints by Christopher Dina:

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My Food is all Natural by Retro Whale:

Prints // Miss Moss

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a sure-fire way to know that the holiday season is upon us (apart from the christmas carols playing ad-nauseum in the supermarkets) is the sudden appearance of the new year calendar. just in case you needed to be reminded that 2012 is O-V-E-R. on to the next! here are some of my favourites (there are a couple in my recent gift guides too).

Prisms Calendar by Julia Kostreva:

Pudge the Cat:

Cats let Nothing Darken Their Roar:

the ultimate cat calendar, Dreamcats:

The Frankie Calendar:

Best Year Ever!

Linen wall art:

Astrology Calendar by Prismatic Print Shop:

Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit:

Snug Studio Calendar:

Stendig Calendar:

Helvetica Calendar:

Pocket Notebook calendar:

 Patten Calendar:

Shapes Calendar by Leah Duncan:


Globe Trotter Calendar:

and something a bit different, a lasercut desk calendar:

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inari krohn

inari krohn is a finnish painter & graphic artist

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mary katrantzou a/w 2011

you might be familiar with the amazing print work of designer mary katrantzou. well, her a/w 2011 collection recently unveiled at london fashion week is no different or any less spectacular. i’m sure you know what i did next…

pairing some of her pieces with decorative oriental prints & ceramics from various auctions at bukowskis

go here to see katrantzou’s non-cropped collection

all runway images courtesy of

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autumn classics

i got so excited when i saw bukowski’s is having a new auction soon. let’s pretend i’m the kind of person who’d attend an auction and that i had a billion rand. i would buy these, then i’d frame them & put them on my walls.

(the prices should include frames though, let’s be serious)

Eduard Wiiralt – “La petite Gisèle” - est. R10,000-12,000 ($1,500 -1,700)

“Rosersberg” Balloon ascension at Rosersbers Castleest R8,000-10,000 ($1,200-$1,400)

Eduard Wiiralt – “Reclining tiger” - est. R20,000-25,000 ($2,800-3,500)

Anshelm Schultzberg – “Midwinter evening by a forest road” – est. R40,000-50,000 ($5,700-7,000)

Helene Schjerfbeck – “Study in brown”est. R1,4-1,6m ($200,000-230,000)

Vilhelm Hammershöi – “A writing table and a young woman in an interior” - est. R3-3,5m ($430,000-500,000)

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these things: design edition

everything kyle poff does

harvard travels designed by bryant ross

new work from ptarmak

these markers by lauren mae oswald

the identity for j.w hall builders by abby brewster

sam tootal identity by manual creative

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design stuff

for a graphic designer i actually talk very little about graphic design on here. i will make amends by doing a little design round up, just some stuff i’ve seen all over the internet recently that’s rad.

ptarmak rocks. they just simply fucking rock.

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