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Friday August 8th, 2014

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Hollywood Hills by Print Club Boston

Sometimes a photo isn’t all it appears to be. Like the infamous close-up picture quizzes you would get in grade school (it’s a fly’s eye!), sometimes perspective and framing can make the subject of a photo appear completely different. The same concept inspired artist and Print Club Boston founder Elizabeth Corkery when she was working during…

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Thursday June 26th, 2014

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City Drop Cuts by Pop Chart Lab

The design world seems to have no shortage of love for specific geographic areas. Whether it’s a regional print celebrating the flora of California or a poster touting the delicious produce of Florida, shops seem to be bursting with artwork celebrating artists’ favorite cities and states. One of my favorite new additions to the theme…

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Wednesday June 18th, 2014

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Erin Guido’s Pick-Me-Up Prints

When it comes to artwork, I like very different things at home and at work. At home, I like calm, serene photos of water and fields or simple photographs of places that mean something special to me. But when it comes to my work space, I like the art around me to be uplifting. Whether…

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Tuesday May 13th, 2014

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Star Cards

Last night was our first hot night in Brooklyn and while I don’t enjoy overheating, I sort of love that first day when you sleep on top of your sheets and put a fan in the window. It instantly brings me back to my first summer in Brooklyn and wondering how anyone could fall asleep…

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Wednesday March 12th, 2014

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Ashley Woodson Bailey Prints

I have a major soft spot for floral photography. Whether it’s dark and moody or light and airy, the delicate layers of fresh flowers are irresistible for me. I’m always trying to learn new ways to photography flowers around the office from Max, but I’m also excited to discover photographers and stylists who are taking…

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Tuesday November 26th, 2013

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MINNA

This year’s Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn was a gold mine of great new artists and ideas. I’d stopped going for a few years because the work being displayed didn’t feel as exciting as it used to, but this year I bought just about every single Christmas and Hanukkah gift on my life at the…

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Wednesday November 20th, 2013

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Quercus & Co. Wall Hangings + Wallpaper

We’re getting ready to take on a massive makeover of our D*S office (it’s a mess), so I’ve been hunting for wallpaper and wall hangings to bring a little life to our mostly black and white space. Quercus & Co. has a seriously colorful collection of wall hangings and wall paper that bring bold colors…

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Friday November 15th, 2013

Friday November 8th, 2013

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Cul-de-sac Graphic Prints

It’s hard to beat a simple black and white print. They give instant structure to a room and, when they’re graphic and geometric like this, emphasize the architecture and forms of the furniture and room around them. These new prints from Cul-de-sac were designed to fit into a standard Ikea Ribba frame (yay, affordable framing!)…

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Tuesday October 29th, 2013

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Karolin Schnoor

I love the way artist Karolin Schnoor works with metallics. They are always little dashes of gold and silver in her work and her latest piece, a 2014 produce calendar, uses copper in such a beautiful way. Everything from summer strawberries to stalks of asparagus get a dash of gleaming copper and the result is…

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Monday October 28th, 2013

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Faunascape Wall Art

For a while I’ve been mildly obsessed with prints and posters that showcase photographs of nature superimposed on something else. As someone who is both a lover of the outdoors and animals, these Faunascape Statement portraits are my favorite example of the superimposed look yet. Designed and made in Denmark, these sweet portraits feature UV-prints…

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Monday October 21st, 2013

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10 Sketch Inspired Designs

I’ve always had a soft spot for hand-drawn details. Whether it’s something that looks like a pencil mark, watercolor splash or like a paintbrush ran across the surface, I’m always pulled in my things that remind me of the act of drawing. I remember blogging nine years ago and having to search far and wide…

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Wednesday August 14th, 2013

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the50nifty

I’m incredibly nostalgic about my home state, despite the fact that I didn’t really enjoy growing up there. Something about leaving Virginia behind for college in New York made me appreciate all the things that drove me crazy when I was at home. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve grown to love (not all,…

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Friday August 2nd, 2013

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Help Ink: Design that Gives Back

Image above: print by Julia Rothman, buy here.This morning, I’m so pleased to start the day by sharing a project that aims to make the world a better place. Help Ink raises money for 5 charitable causes by selling prints, stationery and T-shirts designed by an impressive roster of  60+ artists that includes Jessica Hische,…

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Friday June 21st, 2013

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Tobias Tovera

I now live in an apartment that is basically one big long railroad of white walls. My previous apartment was quite small and the amount of wall space was pretty limited due to the layout of the space and placement of some really odd lighting fixtures my landlord bought. So now that I actually have…

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Wednesday June 19th, 2013

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New Artwork from Lena Wolff

I really love Lena Wolff‘s work. There’s something slightly dark about it, but still so beautiful and intricate and elegant. Her latest work was inspired by early American quilt patterns and it’s been an interesting (and gorgeous) direction to see her explore. Lena has a new show opening on June 26th at one of my…

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Friday June 7th, 2013

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Hollywood Star Charts

A few summers ago I found myself on a hillside in Portland, Oregon having my star chart mapped. If you’d told me I’d be doing that a few years ago, I would have laughed myself silly. But over the last few years, my willingness to try new things and open my mind a bit more…

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Monday June 3rd, 2013

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Tugboat Printshop Moon Print

I was a printmaking major in college, so a little part of my heart feels a tug when I see beautifully executed prints and carvings. This beautiful large-scale print, ‘The Moon” by Tugboat Printshop is a great example. This print was a collaborative piece of artwork between Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth. They’ve been running…

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Friday May 24th, 2013

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Bold & Noble Geometric Prints + Weekly Wrap Up

We made it through design season and it’s time for a little holiday break. It’s as if the holiday gods know that the design industry could use a few days off after walking around The Javits Center row by row. We’re still prepping and loading posts on all the incredible furniture, textiles, wallpaper and cards…

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