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Wonting NYC

I must confess my love for this set of girly prints from Wonting NYC. How hard it is to refrain from purchasing these. I adore the feminine borders, you don’t see a lot of borders like this on prints so it’s an unexpected surprise.

(images from wonting nyc)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on June 20, 2008

Brand New from Ubiki!

Sion shared with me today some of his new works. I’m a big fan of Ubiki, his new building/house/city artwork is so colorful and simply darling. These colors are dreamy!


His 3 latest prints include:

* She Always Left The Light On – Dedicated to those who are always there for us.
* Tall Buildings – Whimsical artwork of tall buildings.
* My Village – A western-style take on traditional Chinese folk art.


You can purchase these online right here in case you are interested. Thanks, Sion!

(images from sion lee)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, walls on June 17, 2008

Eijffinger Wallpaper

I was flipping through a recent copy of VTWonen and noticed Eijffinger wallpaper and felt an instant attraction to some of their latest patterns. Their papers for kid’s rooms really make an impact! On their website they mention that wallpaper framed versus on an entire wall is a big trend right now. Do you agree?


I’ve also noticed a rising interest in using only a few sheets of wallpaper to visually section off a room, useful in open spaces that double as a dining and living area. Eijffinjer recently collaborated with VTWonen magazine on a special line, you can view that here.


I’m glad that their site is both in English and Dutch or else I would have completely missed this otherwise. It’s a handy guide for wallpaper installation and the space effects that it has on a room depending on pattern and color. “With the use of colour it is possible to make a room look larger or smaller. Light tints optically enlarge while dark tints make smaller. Colour and atmosphere are inseparable. It is perhaps useful to think of regions and countries when trying to create a certain mood.”

(images from eijffinger)

Posted in walls on June 13, 2008

Kareem Rizk: The Suitcase

I could fill my walls with the work of Australian collage artist Kareem Rizk from The Suitcase. I felt a connection to it immediately so sharing it with you right away felt oh so necessary.


It’s exciting to find work like this, I see so much on a daily basis as a blogger that often one thing blends into the next and I can feel a little lost in the great sea of it all sometimes. Not because what I am exposed to isn’t lovely, but in order to write about something it needs to reach me on some level, I need to somehow relate to it or understand it in a creative sense. This is all so hard to explain in words as it is very emotional and emotions are never easy to put into words. The point is that I filter a lot of work on a daily basis and in the end, I write about what truly grabs me. Like Kareem Rizk.

These collages made my day as they are composed of the exact colors that I’m into right now and the layered elements make me think of some of my most cherished activities like foreign travel, hitting flea markets, journaling, and relaxing by the sea. Most of the art that I purchase is mixed media art. There’s a story in the layers, all of the found elements, paint, torn pieces of vintage papers, everything creates an emotion, a bigger picture. Something about the texture and imperfection, how random pieces connect to form a beautiful picture, it feels very alive and real.

Do these inspire you as well?

Psst: His website + portfolio can be found here.

(images from kareem rizk)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on June 13, 2008

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