It’s time for Etsy Take Five Tuesdays so here’s a round up of what I’m enjoying over at Etsy this week. I continue to be amazed and inspired, there is so much to fall head over heels for. See for yourself…
Wall art out of porcelain? Why not! Stepanka’s work blows me away, I can’t stop looking through her shop trying to decide what I’d like to order. I love what she makes and think some of you will as well. I adore her wall pillows. Everything is affordable here and original, such a good reason to support this NYC-based artist. She is definitely one I’d include if I had a storefront so if you’re a small business owner it may be a nice touch to introduce her work to your community?
Robyn is an artist that I love to watch, she has a ton of skill and it’s a pleasure to not only view her creations but to see that her originals are so affordable, you can own a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece for as low as $30. Not that I think art should be affordable, not at all, everyone has to come up with a price that works for them. But in the case of buyers that want to show their appreciation for original works but who are on very limited budgets, Robyn gives them a chance to start their art collection. Psst: Her Flickr gallery and blog are quite an inspiration.
There’s something about handmade linen covered composition books and patterned clips in the office… Office supplies shouldn’t be boring! Autumn to May makes some of the prettiest handmade things, she has a nice way of layering texture, color, and objects in just the right amounts. Super feminine, too. Great product photography makes her work that much more appealing. I just blogged about her things a month ago, but with so many new items I couldn’t resist giving you a second peek.
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(images linked above to source.)
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.
(all photos from judith miller inc photographed by james merrell)
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)