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Thumbtack Press {gorgeousness}

Here are some fabulous prints that caught my attention today over at Thumbtack Press, who happens to have a very strong collection of prints online featuring the work of some of my favorite artists. I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy them along with me. :)

I adore Bride Diving by Penelope Dullaghan and Gossip by Chris Silas Neal. I always seem to go for images of girls jumping, not because I secretly have thoughts of suicide or anything (he he), more because I am constantly jumping into new things and love the thrill of just getting involved in something I’m passionate about. Also shown above is Bluebell by Lilly Piri and Presagio di Primavera by Gianluca Fol?. Drool.

Long Beach Shoreline by Shiho Nakaza, I Miss You Already by Jared Drew Moody, Angel by Irana Douer, and This Flooded World by Sarajo Frieden. Isn’t Irana amazing?

The Great Flood Series (set of 3) by Oksana Badrak, Spam One-Liners: Happy Life by Linzie Hunter (fun!), HiFi by Chris Silas Neal, and India Dawn by Oksana Badrak.

And finally, Don’t You Leave Me Here by Matthew Woodson. Isn’t this a melancholy, tender, emotionally charged glimpse into the life of the modern relationship? We all have fears of being abandoned at times and I think artist Matthew Woodson did such a great job capturing this emotion here.

(images from thumbtack press.)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 24, 2008

Kime Buzzelli

My friend Melissa told me about Kime Buzzelli and I can’t stop looking at her blog today, it’s so colorful and inspiration packed.


It’s called The Moldy Doily (he he) and features mostly fashion related things — I really like them, and I adore her fashion inspired paintings too — I just love seeing gorgeous clothing and bright over-done makeup (don’t we all), it’s quite lovely I think and makes me think of posters and store presentations I recall seeing on past vacations to Paris. This painting is my favorite because I like the imagery and colors here and I think the message is quite true as funny as it may sound at first, “The strongest weapon in the world – the teenage girl.”

Speaking of fashion, Ez wrote a piece on her blog today called Holly’s Fashion Corner that I think is the sweetest thing ever. :) I sent her some links yesterday showing her some clothes that I’d love to own based on a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom and she posted them. What a good friend she is to construct an entire post about it. Thank you, Ez.

(images from kime buzzelli)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 18, 2008

Mark Lund Photography + Homeroom Studio

Lots of eye candy for you today! I have a crush on Mark Lund, well at least his work anyway. Whenever I see it, I instantly know it must be him and when I check the image credits I’m usually right. I’m sure you do the same thing with some of your favorite photographers, too.


I first discovered Mark in the pages of Real Simple magazine, but he works for lots of high profile clients so I’m sure you’ve spotted his photography in some of your favorite magazines and advertisements too. In addition to Mark Lund Photography where he shoots interiors and such, he also runs Homeroom Studio in New York City (pictures of his studio space here), where he is the director of photography. Homeroom Studio deals mostly with in-studio still life product photography.


Just look at some of his work, it’s glorious. I’m sure that you’ll instantly recognize some of it. And be sure to check out both of his websites for more beautiful imagery to inspire you today.

(all images from Mark Lund Photography + Homeroom Studio)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on April 16, 2008

Emily Barletta

Enchanting… I stumbled upon the work of Emily Barletta for the first time yesterday as I roamed the web clicking from one blogroll to the next and ultimately landing on her blog and then her website. Wow. It was worth the journey. I’m still trying to recover from the explosion of beauty…


I know some of you will think this stuff is pretty ‘out there’ but I love contemporary art (esp. fiber art) and have to share Emily’s work with you just because. These crochet and embroidered pieces are not only stunning, but are obviously designed from the heart as I can’t even imagine the level of skill and time it would take to construct them. You have to love what you’re doing to create art so captivating and detailed.


Emily lives and works in Brooklyn and seems to have a lot going on this year if you’d like to catch her work live here’s her schedule. These creations remind me of sea life, the materials and organic shapes, it’s all so interesting to view up close on her site. I’d love to frame a smaller work of hers, I like three dimensional art and think it adds an unexpected twist to the walls, especially since most of the work currently on display in the average home consists of prints and paintings.

If you’d like to know more about her, My Love For You interviewed her recently right here. Please take a moment to read it, it’s quite fascinating. And Emily if you’re reading this, your work touched me today and I’m sure many decor8 readers will enjoy seeing it as well, thank you for putting yourself and your art out there for all to see, what you’re doing really does matter though you may at times doubt it or find blogging a chore it really does make a difference so keep pressing forward! (Yes, I read your rant about blogging.)

(images from emily barletta)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on April 15, 2008

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