Look at Feanne’s cute and shiny art buttons. I see so many badges I love, but feel pretty clueless as to how and where to use them since I’d never wear them on a jacket or a bag, it’s just not my style. But they’re super cute. Artsy even.
I’ve been collecting the ones my friends send to me in a simple glass canning jar with a silver screw top. They look pretty inside, but some are like mini works of art and would be far nicer on display. I’m thinking a shadow box, perhaps? 4 rows of 4 buttons arranged in a perfect square format? Maybe you could even pop the backs off to create magnets or hot glue them them to curtain hooks as a decorative element for a quirky cute look in the bathroom (for that, I’d suggest using the same badge for each hook). Maybe you could pop off the pin back and glue them to a ribbon for display or wrap around a jar filled with candy to give a friend? I’m always looking at things a thousand different ways to see how they can be used.
Any ideas on badge display? Do you have any photos showing what you’ve done with your badge collection? Send them in, I’d love to see what you’ve done. Check out all of Feanne’s pins here at her Prickie store. Thanks Feanne for writing in, we really appreciate seeing your work!
(images from feanne)
(images from meesters & van der park)
Christine wrote about Stella’s work here on decor8 in early August, 2006. Somehow, the post cannot be found (although blogger shows it was published). Anyway, I wanted to post this again since Stella recently added new color prints and I think they’re just gorgeous. At $20, you can collect several. They can be found right here. Here’s the original post from August ’06 written by Miss Christine below (who now writes for the Boston Weekly Dig). Enjoy!
By: Christine Liu, decor8 contributor
The ink sketches and watercolour paintings by Stella Im Hultberg perfectly exude the sad, sophisticated energy of the postmodern ingenue. Women pout with seductively disillusioned lips; limb-entwined couples wait in silence for a sadder truth. Every character is shadowed, stained, and soiled with glamour.
Working as an artist in New York City, Stella features her work in galleries and sells her prints online at her momomoogie shop. Trained in industrial design and toy design, she currently applies her creative energy to her print works. Treat yourself to the delicious darkness of her online sketchbooks and portfolio.
In Stella’s world, the city self-reflects with beauty and sorrow alike. Your thoughts on Stella?
(images from Stella Im Hultberg)
Alicia Bock photography captivates me. I love her style, composition, and color palette. Most of all, I love her eye, the ability she has to see something beautiful in things you may otherwise overlook as you’re out strolling around.
Her latest nature-inspired series, “Through the Viewfinder“, (above) is now available in her Etsy store. Soft, organic, each gives you that feeling of nostalgia, perhaps it’s how she captures the light. They have this vintage quality to them that I find so appealing.
All of her photos are magical; transporting you back to simpler times. Your 1st family trip to the amusement park, peering up at the massive ferris wheel, a mixture of excitement and fear because today was the day you’d ride it with your father (I speak from experience!). A wide open field where you ran until you collapsed with your first love, both of you promising ‘forever + ever’ as you tumbled and giggled beneath the summer sky.
You can visit Alicia’s blog or view her online portfolio on her website. I hope you enjoy her work as much I do. With notecards and photography priced between $3.50-24.00, and a few that are slightly higher, there is something for every budget.
Psst: She ships to international buyers, too!
Her work fits in so nicely with the naturalist look, doesn’t it?
(images from alicia bock)