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Monday August 13th, 2012

artwork, products by 5

bella’s bookshelf

Sometimes color is all I need to fall in love with something. Vivid pinks, deep reds and especially super-saturated blues always catch my eye. This new print is called Bella’s Bookshelf, and it was created by Bella Foster exclusively for Wayne Pate’s site. This gorgeous seven-color silkscreen is being printed in a signed limited-edition run of…

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Tuesday July 31st, 2012

artwork, products by 9

yeah no yeah

I feel like I’ve been searching for a new version of the extremely popular “For Like Ever” poster for ages. And while part of me still wants to give in (way late) and buy that poster, I think this one is an equally adorable alternative. Yeah No Yeah’s new Love and Star posters are fun…

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Wednesday July 25th, 2012

artwork, products by 19

paule marrot

One way I know I should invest in something is if I can’t stop thinking about it. Last week when I was checking out antique and thrift shops with Amy, I happened to fall in love with an incredible print by Paule Marrot that was for sale at Terrain in Westport. The price tag was…

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Wednesday July 11th, 2012

artwork, products by 6

miya ando

Sometimes I read an artist’s bio, and I’m immediately interested in his or her work and the story behind it. Miya Ando is a self-described “half Japanese, half Russian artist who was raised by Japanese sword smiths turned priests in a Buddhist Temple in Japan.” I can only imagine all of the beautiful things Miya saw…

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Monday July 2nd, 2012

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drew tyndell

I think in another life I must have been a woodworker, because I find myself constantly drawn to furniture and artwork that highlights wood as much as possible. These beautiful pieces were created by Drew Tyndell, an artist working in Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up with an architect father, Drew learned about the process of building…

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Wednesday June 6th, 2012

artwork, products by 8

michael cina

Speaking of beautiful colors, can we talk about these paintings for a minute? I love Michael Cina’s work (his collab with Matthew Shlian for Ghostly was gorgeous), and these watery pieces are shooting straight to the top of my wish list. Whenever warmer temperatures roll around, I feel the need to surround myself with things…

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Tuesday June 5th, 2012

artwork, products by 4

new from bold & noble

Bold & Noble makes some of the most beautifully intricate prints. I love the deep colors they use, and these new pieces in the collection definitely tug at my (newly) purple-loving heartstrings. I know I just made a stink about buying originals and not picking up as many prints, but these are pretty tempting. Click…

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malissa ryder

I’ve slowly been building a small collection of original artwork after selling and giving away my Etsy prints over the past few years. I think I got caught up in trends and ended up buying way too many small things that felt like they were shot out of an inkjet printer, and I missed seeing…

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Wednesday May 30th, 2012

products by 9

sideshow sign co.

Oh vintage signs, you always steal my heart. It’s impossible for me to resist a good marquee sign, and one day when I have a bigger apartment, I’m going to bite the bullet and get one. Until then, I’ll be here in my shoebox admiring these giant signs from Sideshow Sign Co. (what a fun…

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tarot prints from the wild unknown

Kim at The Wild Unknown is always creating beautiful illustrations. Her latest project is a series of 78 tarot card prints that come in antique frames. These limited edition prints (only one of each card type) are for sale right here ($100) but a full set will be available later this July. Until then you…

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Wednesday May 9th, 2012

artwork, products by 9

yelena bryksenkova

It can be both reassuring and embarrassing to see parts of your life depicted in artwork. Not that it’s my life per se, but these illustrations by Yelena Bryksenkova sum up two of my favorite things about my home: plants and cats. I collect the former with reckless abandon and — were it not for my…

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Friday May 4th, 2012

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botanical portraits

I love it when projects that start as a hobby or a side job turn into a new business. Francis Ooi, a creative director in Singapore and amateur photographer, needed to fill a wall in his home, so he started obsessing about taking botanical photographs. His obsession turned into a botanical portrait blog and brand…

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andrew holder

I really love Andrew Holder’s work. It’s always bold and colorful and tends to include some sort of animal (my favorite). Andrew just launched a new website and has some beautiful new pieces online. The image above is by far my favorite; it’s clean and simple and gorgeous. As usual, his bird pieces make me…

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Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

Tuesday May 1st, 2012

artwork, products by 21

canvas & canvas

When it comes to artwork, I try to save up as much and as often as I can to buy originals. But not everyone wants to go the piggy bank route, so I’m always happy that there are options for everyone who’d prefer a print, or stretched canvas piece that suits their budget right away….

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Tuesday April 10th, 2012

artwork, products by 5

ian dingman for iolabs

Some part of my brain is totally unwilling to let go of my fascination with pink, peach and coral. Whenever I see those colors, my fingers get itchy, and I feel the need to write about, share or take the object home. This new print from Ian Dingman uses those colors beautifully, and it’s now…

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Thursday April 5th, 2012

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luke flynt prints

This week has been all about bright color for me, so these new prints from graphic designer/painter/photographer Luke Flynt are right up my alley. Each print comes in a range of sizes, making them perfect for tabletop or large wall displays. The top print is my favorite, but you can check out the full range…

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Wednesday April 4th, 2012

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matthew shlian

I’m slowly becoming something of a Matthew Shlian devotee. My last two posts contained images that have been in my desktop “inspiration” file for years. So when the team at Ghostly pointed out his newest colorful work, I was instantly hooked. Matthew is a paper engineer in the most creative, eloquent way possible. His work…

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Monday March 26th, 2012

artwork, products by 20

lace art by elodie antoine

Textiles will always be my first love when it comes to design. There’s something about the idea of textured, tactile pieces that are woven or created by hand that is at the top of my list. The older I’ve gotten, the more interest I’ve taken in the actual techniques behind my favorite fabrics and weavings,…

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Monday March 19th, 2012

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kelzuki state prints

My love of state-themed design knows no bounds. So naturally these beautiful state prints from Kelsey Oseid at Kelzuki just shot straight to the top of my “favorites” list. Each state outline is filled with the colors and pattern of that state’s official bird. I’ve never been a fan of my home state’s bird (the…

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