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Artist Seeks To Connect With Stores/Galleries

Lorena wrote in to introduce me to her handmade wall art using found papers on plywood. She is a talented illustrator and artist that recently relocated from the east coast (NY) to the west (San Francisco) and currently has her pieces online at Velocity Art + Design and in few SF and NY stores. Lorena is currently looking for exposure in other big cities, she’d like to branch out into Boston, Chicago, Miami, and LA. She’s asked if we could make some suggestions for her on urban stores or interesting galleries that may be interested in her work? Ones that you have personal experience with only, please.

Here’s a partial bio, thanks to Velocity, “Lorena Siminovich (born in Buenos Aires) is a San Francisco based artist, designer and illustrator. With a background in graphic design, and an extensive career as an art director in NY for children’s products, she also started recently to work in children’s books. Her latest endeavor, petit collage, started with the idea of offering affordable art for children (and grownups!), with a contemporary feel.”

Off the cuff, I can think of several, so I plan to email her right away. I may miss some though. Do you have any in mind?

Thanks for writing in, Lorena. Best of success!

(image from lorena)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, reader questions on January 11, 2007

Edesse Designs

A big thanks to Boston local, Erica Walker, for writing in today about her fun company, Edesse Designs. Erica is a PhD student by day and a home furnishings designer by night. She creates and sells her wares via her website, offering the sweetest erasers that look like yummy edibles, cards, notebooks, and totally cute food-themed coffee tables. You have to check out her site, I think her tables are not only affordable, but so very unique that they’d make a great addition to any space, especially if you’re a foodie!

Thanks for writing in, Erica.

Posted in furniture on January 10, 2007

Coffee Table from Excel in Denmark

Di from Designers’ Block left a comment on my site today and that reminded me to click over and check out her blog to see what she’s been up since my last visit. Oh Di, you just had to go and post the perfect table, didn’t you? Ah. I’ve found my new favorite teak table from Excel in Denmark. Look at this thing. It’s sitting there begging you to buy it or chop down your nearest tree and DIY something like it. Oh how lovely… Oh, oh! I love the organic paired with the industrial style wheels with metal casters.

Psst: If you decide to go the DIY route, you can find wheels and things here. For the wood, you’re on your own. Maybe a thick door from a salvage yard cut to size would do the trick?


(image from excel via designer’s block)

Posted in furniture on January 10, 2007

Beautiful Blog: All The Best

I just stumbled upon a lovely new design blog, All the Best, out of the UK. This lady has a great eye for style, and has posted lots of beautiful images of Muriel Brandolini’s work. I love coming across gems online like these… Nice job, All The Best!




(images from muriel brandolini via all the best)

Posted in blogs on January 10, 2007

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