I was looking through one of my inspiration books the other day and came across Claire Cole’s work. She essentially stitches vintage papers together to create wallpaper, illustrations and accessories. It’s like a collage of vintage papers all sewn together. How amazing is that! I would just die for a panel of her wallpaper. Who knew wallpaper could be handmade!!
Growing up, we LOVED the sumptuous fairytale illustrations of early 20th century Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen.
I have always had a love for collage. Growing up, I used to take all of my mothers old magazines and create collages on old cigar boxes or anything I could find really. I am also a huge fan of the super talented Heather Gilson at One Love Photo. She has such a unique and beautiful style that is all her own! So when I saw her mixed media piece she featured on her blog the other day, I was overwhelmed. Then I started to look into her pieces she makes for couples, as a piece of art to remember their wedding day, and I am officially in love!
For those who are not familiar with Bouquets to Art, it really is one of the most wonderful exhibits at the de Young Museum. 150 floral designers are asked to select an art piece from the de Young’s collection of works as an inspiration for a floral piece.
I will do another post but I thought I would share my piece this year which was inspired by a dress sculpted from glass. My goal was to recreate and capture the illumination of the dress through the structure that I built using acrylic tubes. I used white flowers so that it would not compete with the simplicity of the structure.
Hope you enjoy!
We came across Blanca Gomèz, a designer and illustrator working in Madrid, on Rifle and Oh Joy and we just love her graphic and minimalist style - so sweet and with a touch of a retro vibe. The words “cute!!” and “genius!!” (inclusive of double exclamation points) are bandied about our office a lot (perhaps a bit *too* much!) but we think they definitely apply in this case!
Jules of Brand Bird does these fabulous damask patterns. We love the fact that they are made up of bits of flora and fauna — a quirky take on a traditional damask.
How much do we love the work of Andrew Bannecker? A lot, that’s how much! We found him through the always-genius Grain Edit. We love his color palettes and the combination of layered detail and textures with flat graphics — and the hilarious, tongue-in-cheek tone of his work, is, needless to say, right up our alley!