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)
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.
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)
Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist just added some new prints to her shop, you may really like them…
(image from a fanciful twist)
I’m intrigued by the work of Nathalie L?t?, a 44-year-old artist and writer living in Paris, born to a German mother and a Chinese father. Lete is an icon in Japan, Japanese youth really appreciate her aesthetic as most of her work is inspired by her childhood and they find it very tender and Parisian. Her work reminds me a little of that of Niki de Saint Phalle, one of my favorite artists.
In Japan, her designs are distributed under the name Chat Chien, perhaps you’ve heard of it before? In addition to Japan, you may know her from her collaborations in the past with the Designers Guild in London, and her designs for the French ceramics studio Astier de Vilatte, where her pieces range from $890-6,200 for ceramics, lithographs, and hand-tufted wool rugs. For the first time ever in the United States, Anthropologie has commissioned her work to bring a broader audience to her style with the work of Nathalie L?t? appearing on cotton voile bedding, plates, ceramic drawer pulls, vases, and rugs.
Nathalie L?t? has her first U.S. exhibition at Anthropologie in New York City at 50 Rockefeller Plaza now through June 20, 2008. You can also find these items in their retail stores nationwide and online via their website. I think it’s exciting that large companies like Anthropologie are promoting the works of artists and I’m certain since we have a demand that the trend will continue in this direction.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of what’s on view at their NYC store.
Side topic: I’m still pushing for Anthro to publish a book — we need an Anthro Visual Display DIY book release from them because they have to share with us all their unique display ideas and crafts that they create in their stores. It’s all too amazing and pretty to not pull together for a book, don’t you think?
(images from anthropologie)