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Lisa Jones Studio

Influenced largely by mid century design illustration, Scandinavian ceramics, the kitschy 1980s and 1970s textiles, Lisa Jones is one great illustrator. Have you heard of this London-based talent before? If not, you’ll want to visit her website, Lisa Jones Studio, to preview her work which ranges from cards to tea towels, books and prints.

Lisa Jones Studio

Lisa Jones Studio

Lisa Jones Studio

Lisa ships worldwide if you worry, and her shipping prices are affordable to the states and she accepts Paypal – even more reason to love her! Here is a preview of the cuteness that is Lisa Jones.

Let me guess, you have your eye on that blue house print and the pink hearts in a jar card too? Or? :)

(images: lisa jones studio)

Posted in Rooms, Stationery on February 11, 2010

Vanilla Bug

I love the whimsical illustrations by Amy at Vanilla Bug in Australia. That’s really all I’ve got for you on this one. I just like it and thought I’d share. :)

Vanilla Bug

So cute and they’re all originals!

(images: vanilla bug)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 10, 2010

Haus Interior

I wrote about the lovely Haus Interior over at Real Simple today… have you heard of this shop yet? I love the home of the owner too – she is originally from Germany but now lives in New York City and I find her such an inspiration because she has a beautiful apartment, a shop, a blog and offers design services. What a lady! Next time I’m in New York I have to make time to visit.

Haus Interior

You can read the complete post here. Enjoy!

(images: haus interior)

Posted in Shopping + Products on February 10, 2010

Jordan Clarke (+ Vintage Circus Trend)

I was reading Daydream Lilly this morning and found a beautiful link buried in one of her old posts that I clicked and boom! into the rabbit’s hole I fell! I found Jordan Clarke in Australia who has a delightful blog that I’d seen before but somehow forgotten but a new discovery awaited me — Jordan’s online shop!

jordan clarke

About Jordan’s work, “Fascinated by all things dark, whimsical and vintage her work is characterized by a collision of Victorian vignettes, rockabilly pin-ups, religious iconography, tattooing, 20th century circus and fairground lore, to name but a few.

I’ll admit, none of these themes are ones that I am naturally drawn towards but somehow when combined they really interest me! Funny how that works. Jordan has a very curious eye and a delightful way of mixing things that is really fun to watch.

It’s interesting to note how she mentions her work being inspired by 20th century circus and fairground lore. Did you see the new Anthropologie catalog for Spring which had some circus inspiration sprinkled throughout? And what about the recent film, Sherlock Holmes, also with a scene of a vintage circus. Same with animated film Coraline. Even the most recent Pink album and of course, Britney Spears. I find it so interesting how you’ll begin to spot certain themes pop up – maybe in film, then fashion, then video, and suddenly you notice it in art or in home accessories. When I was watching Sherlock Holmes last night at the theater, I thought about how I’d love to see a vintage style circus come to town, wouldn’t that be grand? Of course, only if the animals were treated fairly and if the clowns were not scary as I truly have a fear of wild-eyed clowns. But other than that, I can imagine a vintage circus being a very exciting event to attend – candy wrapped in decadent papers, gorgeous costumes, painted elephants, pointy tents… and then I start to wonder how this theme could be interpreted for the home through color and pattern — all in very subtle ways of course.

Have you spotted a bit of a vintage circus love thing going on too? What do you think?

(images: jordan clarke)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 10, 2010

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