Have you heard of the inspiring online indie gallery called Art Wall? American proprietress Katie Stephenson, who left her job in the corporate world to care for her daughter and start her own small business, curates this collection that changes on a monthly basis. What inspired art wall? This photo is from a Hable Construction store in New York that has since closed. Katie saw it and her ideas began to flow…
Art Wall is not a shop but a curated gallery and Katie is there to point you in the right direction — you simply click on apiece that you are interested in and then you’ll be directed to a page that tells you more about it along with an opportunity to enlarge it. Then, if you are interested in proceeding you can click on Purchase Here and you’ll be directed to shop of the artist . New whimsical, illustrated black and white art walls are added to the site each month with art in full color — such a great display idea and each piece is reasonably priced between $5 and $500 depending on whether or not the art is a print or an original.
I love seeing creative people inventing new and interesting ways for others to see things — presentation is so important when it comes to purchasing art online and I think Katie was pretty clever to develop such an imaginative way to share the art that she loves.
If you are an artist and would like to see your work displayed on Art Wall, please visit this page to learn more.
Great work, Miss Katie!
(images: top: hable construction, others: art wall online)
I wrote about these lovely illustrated agendas today from Veekee over at Real Simple… do join me there to learn more.
I think that they are just so cute! And look at designer Veekee there working so hard on creating them. Oh my heart just swells when I see an artist at work, it’s such pleasure to me to watch people doing what they love and producing special things for all of us to enjoy.
Psst: If you are new to decor8 and would like to see calendars for 2010 from a myriad of indie artists and designers I have rounded up many for you to enjoy — please click here.
It’s Etsy Take Five Tuesday time! Are you ready to see what’s on the radar this week? Lots of crafty gorgeousness, that’s what. I’ve even thrown in some fancy leggings and some chubby birds. :) Enjoy!
Pulsatilla has a fine selection of gorgeous prints inspired by some of her favorite animals set against modern patterns.
I’ve shared Miss Dottie Angel with you before but it’s been awhile, and you may not have been a decor8 reader when I last talked about her handmade wares so here you go… meet Dottie Angel and her retrofabulousness.
I have this real obsession with tights and leggings lately… especially patterned ones with pretty shoes and so when I was looking for some over on Etsy I was surprised to find Norwegian Wood — such lovely leggings + things! And by the way, aren’t her black heels fierce?
Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my Darling Clementine! You’re not lost or gone forever, such pretty papers, Clementine!
Step right up folks! Pick a bird, any bird, and Ashley Anna Brown will custom make it for you! I love this idea… she invites you to look at her Flickr stream to get an idea of the bird colors and details that she has created in the past… Tweet!
(images linked to their sources above)
Ready to step into the beautiful, soft world of Australia artist Kareena Zerefos where animals roam and little birds flutter by? She is one of my favorite creatives out there and I’ll show you why… I think pictures speak louder than words when it comes to art so I’ll show and then tell. And there’s a discount at the end of all this beauty so please scroll down…
In the photo above you can see also some of her original works of art on wood, aren’t they lovely? I’ve also included a magazine tear of her work desk because it’s always so inspiring to see where artists work….
If you find something that you like in Kareena’s shop please take 15% off any purchases, just use the coupon code ILOVEPRESENTS and bigcartel will do the rest. I’ll take the owl and the deer and the… okay all of it please! Enjoy!
(images: kareena zerefoxs)
I feel like I could blog about Amy Butler stuff at least once a week lately and never run out of things to talk about because she is rolling out one new product collection after another… bedding, rugs, bags, luggage, new fabric, patterns, stationery, books… Sheesh! And now ART! Does this lady sleep? What’s next, a magazine or a talk show? Let’s hope! What a creative lady…
(images: amy butler)