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Berlin Artist: Tina Berning – Brings "100 Girls" to Gallery Hanahou in NYC

Have you heard of Berlin-based artist Tina Berning? I love her illustrations of women, and was excited to learn that she’s bringing “100 Girls on Cheap Paper” to Gallery Hanahou in New York. I may just have to go down to check that out, it looks absolutely mesmerizing.


The opening reception is on March 29th from 6:00-9:00 p.m., but the exhibit will run until May 11th. “100 Girls” has traveled from Berlin to Tokyo, garnering praise and much interest along the way, so if you’re in New York, you have to visit Gallery Hanahou to see Tina’s works for yourself.

More about the show from a recent press release, “Artist Tina Berning counters the glossiness of the ideal image by stripping it down to cheap and yellowed paper, eliminating mask, pose, and fashion, giving the girls she draws back an expression beyond beauty and surface, so that they endanger the collective standard.”

(images from tina berning)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on March 02, 2007

Paulina Reyes + Kate Spade’s Behind The Curtain

I first discovered Paulina Reyes a few months ago while browsing the Kate Spade website. Paulina is a painter and illustrator, and a senior member of Kate’s creative team. While browsing the site, I stumbled upon Behind the Curtain, a cornucopia of imagery, links, and all things Kate Spade, including highlights from her current ad campaign. It’s quite a treasure chest, so give yourself time to peruse the site.


Learn more about Paulina here, and catch a glimpse of some of her illustrative work below. I love the bold graphics and the bright primary colors.


Aren’t these images from Kate’s 2007 calendar the best? The below images show the works of Anik Palulian and Abby Clawson Low. Paulina Reyes also contributed to this calendar. You can purchase it online, available as a small or large desk calendar or for the wall. I can see all the preppy girls lining up for this one with their Kate bag swinging from their shoulder. I love the vibe, very happy and totally screams weekends at the beach, which I’m betting we are all ready for right about now. Dreary winter, be gone!


(images from kate spade)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, fashion + accessories, inspiration on March 01, 2007

Camilla Engman "Giovannina"

Camilla has a new gicl?e fine art print in her shop, “Giovannina“, signed and numbered, it’s a limited edition of 100 – so pick yours up as soon as possible! Camilla is known around the world and may sell out quickly. The illustration is printed on a page from a Swedish book that dates back to 1856, $60- USD, print only.

(image from camilla engman)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on March 01, 2007

Agatha Katzensprung Photography

The photography of Agatha Katzensprung is quite emotional, don’t you think? It’s photographers like Agatha that make us want to snap more photos and stretch our imagination. You have to look at her portfolio, gorgeous. A special thanks to Maryam for posting about Agatha, or else I may not have found her. What beauty! The image of the girl in the field, in her frilly dress, is my favorite. I think all women need to be photographed like this, in an empty field wearing something gorgeous. :)

(images from agatha katzensprung)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on March 01, 2007

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