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James Merrell {Photographer}

James Merrell, who is represented by Judith Miller Inc., is an amazing London-based photographer that you already know without even knowing. How do you know Merrell? His work has appeared all over, I instantly recognized it the moment I scanned his online portfolio — it’s been viewed in the pages of Anthropologie and Brocade Home catalogs, Elle Decor, LivingEtc, Target, you name it. The man is genius.

Most don’t bother to pay attention to image credits in books and magazines but I encourage everyone to do so because the imagery we see is such a huge draw to why we embrace certain publications and without them, we’d all be lost.


I was reading a book over the weekend, Life’s Little Pleasures: A Perfect Day (also our book of the week) and noticed his name in the photography credits and decided to look him up. So glad I did.

(all photos from judith miller inc photographed by james merrell)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, inspiration, walls on May 05, 2008

Art of Lily Pang Studio

Lily Pang is a full-time artist and a new mother with a lovely and affordable ($15 range) body of work for sale at Dawanda. Lily was born in China, studied in America, and now she’s based in Singapore where she just opened her Dawanda shop a few months ago — already she has a growing group of devoted fans. Clearly you can see why…


Her palette is dreamy and her images are soft, some resembling batik art and just so happen to be the ones that I really like. It’s interesting to see an artist translate a batik scarf into a painting as Lily mentions doing for one of her paintings. Some of her pieces begin as ink drawings and then are completed digitally when she cleans it up and adds color, others are acrylic paintings from start to finish. She also accepts commissions so if you are interested you may contact her via her blog.

(images from lily pang)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on May 02, 2008

Andyland {Sweden}

I love the art that Swedish website Andyland carries. It’s total eye candy. I’m really attracted to some of their more recent works, shown below. Did you know that I had a chance to meet the ladies behind Andyland, Ulrika Gr?n?rus and her business partner Alexandra Giertz, when I was in Stockholm this past October? Oh yes, here’s that post including a photo of the owners along with some of my bloggy friends. We drank wine, enjoyed great conversation, a meal… A memory that I’ll cherish for a long time. Alexandra and Ulrika are so charming and creative, neither are artists but they have an amazing eye for good design.


If these paintings were a room, and I know you’ve seen some of these before but I love these rooms so much, they’d be:

The gorgeous space of the Mozi girls in Australia.

Lovely art and gorgeous rooms, don’t you think? I’ve also just shared with you a sneak peek of my mood board for my new apartment. More on that in the weeks to come…

(images from andyland)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, shopping, travel on May 02, 2008

A Fanciful Twist

Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist just added some new prints to her shop, you may really like them…


I enjoy the bright colors and how well she’s photographed her new prints in her home, gives you a great idea as to how they’d look in your own space. Great work, Vanessa!

(image from a fanciful twist)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on April 30, 2008

Books:

Some of my books...

Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

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