I talked about Dolan Geiman last January, but just in case you missed that post I have to sing his praises again! He just announced his new website so I thought you’d love to check it out as it’s almost as perfect as his gorgeous artwork. He also has a lovely blog that I just found today that is super inspiring. For those of you not familiar with his work, he is an American contemporary artist (with a fun southern twist) originally from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia now based in Chicago.
Dolan works in silkscreen, painting, drawing, collage, and 3-D construction. Dolan is inspired by, “found objects, rural iconography, vernacular architecture and culture, as well as nature’s flora and fauna”, evident in all of his work that I think is just spectacular. My goal is to someday own a Geiman original as I’m sure many of you would also love to own something from him. Congrats on your new website, Dolan. It rocks!
Psst: I just LOVE this display idea – white nails – brilliant!
(images from dolan geiman)
A pair of tweezers introduced me to the work of designer/illustrator Natalie Ferstendik. Yes tweezers, see?
These were purchased at HEMA in Amsterdam last month, not because I needed them, but because I loved the product packaging. After a little research I found out that the illustration is by Natalie Ferstendik who has worked for a slew of fashion and publishing clients including Elle and Vogue and is known as one of Europe’s leading illustrators. See how much you can learn by being a curious shopper? This is something I’m known for though… when I shop I soak up as much as I can so I can take all of the info home to google it! I’m a sneaky spy shopper!
Maybe you’ve heard of Natalie before, but she is new to me… her illustrations have graced the pages of the fashion magazines all over the world but somehow I’ve missed them. Not anymore. Now I will be on the look out for Miss Natalie. I love how glamorous and colorful her work is and since I can’t get enough of a good fashion illustrator then Natalie has officially been added to my list of favorites right up there with Sweden’s Liselotte Watkins and Brooklyn artist Samantha Hahn (whom I absolutely adore as a person and artist).
Psst: If you like Natalie’s work, you can purchase this limited edition print, “Pearls”, from online shop Nelly Duff here.
Natalie is represented by the New Division Illustration Agency.
By the way, don’t these images make you want to redecorate a room in your home? I look at the colors and bold graphics and think of a palette for a living room, for instance. Some of these illustrations also give me inspiration for pulling together an outfit for Fall… My goal for this season: USE MORE COLOR!
(images 1. Photo by Holly Becker for decor8, all others from New Division & The Society of Artists Agents, the last image from Nelly Duff.)
Pip, pip, hurray! I briefly mentioned PIP Studio on Monday when I shared a fun folksy notebook I picked up from the local stationery shop. I’m so glad that I took the time to click around on the PIP website because I found a bunch of beautiful products — PIP Studio is more than paper goods that is for sure! Bold saturated patterned wallpaper in feminine florals (sold by Eijffinger), school supplies, bedding, porcelain, handbags, etc. YUM!
The lady behind PIP is Dutch product designer Catharina who has had the nickname PIP since childhood and who obviously loves red, blue, lace, and fun decorative interiors! If you live in Germany you can go to eBay.de and find tons of lovely PIP Studio things for your home (click here to see). I’m not sure where they are sold in America or elsewhere, but if you write to Catharina or sign up for her newsletter I’m sure you can find out. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Anthropologie picks up some PIP things…
These rooms are so playful and bright. Who wouldn’t be happy surrounded by all this pattern and color — this is definitely anti-depressive living!
(images from PIP Studio)