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Inspired by Natalie Ferstendik

October 1, 2008

A pair of tweezers introduced me to the work of designer/illustrator Natalie Ferstendik. Yes tweezers, see?

Inspired by Natalie Ferstendik
Inspired by Natalie Ferstendik

These were purchased at HEMA in Amsterdam last month, not because I needed them, but because I loved the product packaging. After a little research I found out that the illustration is by Natalie Ferstendik who has worked for a slew of fashion and publishing clients including Elle and Vogue and is known as one of Europe’s leading illustrators. See how much you can learn by being a curious shopper? This is something I’m known for though… when I shop I soak up as much as I can so I can take all of the info home to google it! I’m a sneaky spy shopper!

Inspired by Natalie FerstendikInspired by Natalie FerstendikInspired by Natalie FerstendikInspired by Natalie Ferstendik

Maybe you’ve heard of Natalie before, but she is new to me… her illustrations have graced the pages of the fashion magazines all over the world but somehow I’ve missed them. Not anymore. Now I will be on the look out for Miss Natalie. I love how glamorous and colorful her work is and since I can’t get enough of a good fashion illustrator then Natalie has officially been added to my list of favorites right up there with Sweden’s Liselotte Watkins and Brooklyn artist Samantha Hahn (whom I absolutely adore as a person and artist).

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Psst: If you like Natalie’s work, you can purchase this limited edition print, “Pearls”, from online shop Nelly Duff here.

Natalie is represented by the New Division Illustration Agency.

By the way, don’t these images make you want to redecorate a room in your home? I look at the colors and bold graphics and think of a palette for a living room, for instance. Some of these illustrations also give me inspiration for pulling together an outfit for Fall… My goal for this season: USE MORE COLOR!

(images 1. Photo by Holly Becker for decor8, all others from New Division & The Society of Artists Agents, the last image from Nelly Duff.)


  • Reply samantha hahn October 1, 2008 at 8:57 am

    wooohoooo!!! I’m floored…thank you so much for mentioning me in the beautiful post. I love her work!! I have to check all of it out!!! Thank you so much Holly! So honored.

    samantha hahns last blog post: New limited edition prints in the Shiny Squirrel shop!

  • Reply magikquilter October 1, 2008 at 9:18 am

    I love her use of colour with the mix of art deco art nouveau or whatever it is….whatever style it is I love it!

    magikquilters last blog post: Daddy?s Girl by Lisa Scottoline

  • Reply magikquilter October 1, 2008 at 9:18 am

    whoops Holly, could you delete one of those please?!!!!!!

    magikquilters last blog post: Daddy?s Girl by Lisa Scottoline

  • Reply Chicaholic October 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I could just be sheltered in the world of independent artists but those pieces are beautiful. I am at her store online as we speak(or type for that matter) and will be adding them to my home.

    Thank you for the post!


  • Reply 315thomas October 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    amazing illustrations… definitely a new favorite!

    315thomass last blog post: inspiration . . . abstract photography

  • Reply DecorPad October 1, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Such beautiful packaging for simple tweezers! It’s the details that make one happy, isn’t it?

  • Reply donate furniture October 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    I love the colors! Talk about selling some tweezers. Great packaging.

    donate furnitures last blog post: Children’s Bunk Beds and Computer Desks by Team 7

  • Reply mer October 2, 2008 at 12:41 am

    isn’t she great?! a personal fav.

    mers last blog post: [loving the work of…]

  • Reply phoenixc October 2, 2008 at 7:37 am

    the use of colours and the look reminds me of alphonse muchas.

    phoenixcs last blog post: Egg Salad

  • Reply JENNIFER RAMOS October 2, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I really love these!! Great colors.

    Jen Ramos
    ‘100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More’

  • Reply jHill October 3, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    oh wow, so lovely!

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