I love the loose, bold graphic style of Andrew Pavitt in the UK, his work reminds me of mid century Swedish graphic design… I was so pleased when blogger/stylist Marie Nichols highlighted his work recently, I’d forgotten about him and was happy for the reminder. You can really tell he has been influenced by Maija Isola and Lucienne Day… Aren’t these fun? I also really like how he simplifies his shapes and uses a very bold color palette.
If you like his illustrations you can always pick up a few of his greeting cards at One Brown Cow and frame them…
(images: andrew pavitt)
This week for Musical Thursday I have a few bands that have been playing like crazy lately here at decor8 central (my desk surrounded by boxes in the middle of what was once my living room, oh the joys of moving!). I’ve been listening to…
German band Nylon — very jazzy, like Norah Jones-ish maybe? You can listen to them here and then tell me how you’d describe their whole vibe. All I know is that I adore them ever since picking up their CD last August in Berlin. Lead singer Lisa Bassenge does no wrong in my book. It’s very cozy Sunday afternoon music — I have the CD “10 Lieder über Liebe” and highly suggest it.
Another CD I’m loving is Above and Beyonce, the remixes are incredible — especially for working out! If Sweet Dreams (Harlan Pepper & AG III Remix) doesn’t get you moving then you are a lost cause. ;) This CD also has a collection of music videos on it too. An unexpected surprise for me was when I came across the new Al B. Sure CD. Yup. If you are over thirty I’m willing to bet you roller skated to his music just like I did in the late 80s/early 90s. His new CD is soulful, smooth, and quite good actually.
And of course, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand – I love the energy and catchy beats. Great for when you have deadlines to meet – turn it up and rock it out and Day & Age from The Killers. Are we human? Or are we dancer?
What’s on your playlist?
(images from amazon)