Category: Blog

bill armstrong

For his Mandala series, Bill Armstrong creates collages, then photographs them totally out of focus. They seem to shimmer just out of the viewer’s grasp.

ebenotti on etsy

Some ceramic love today: Elizabeth Benotti‘s work is just right. I love her use of herringbone pattern–and how small and precious (but functional) her objects are.

gary komarin

I can’t believe I didn’t know about Gary Komarin. His cartoony, colorful abstract paintings definitely remind me of Philip Guston (who was his mentor), and I see some Cy Twombly in there as well. But Komarin’s paintings and works on paper have a life and charm all their own. (Especially the cakes. Of course I [Read more]

adrift in my mind on etsy

Beachy and chill: Bri Land’s reclaimed wood pieces, which she sells on Etsy under the shop name AdriftinMyMind, are like summer on a wall. (Incidentally, they’re the exact vibe of this song, which I can’t stop playing.)

susan hable smith

I’ve always liked the cheery, Marimekko-ish textile designs from Hable Construction, but I never connected with them on a must-have gut level…until I discovered that Hable’s cofounder, Susan Hable Smith, also creates paintings and prints. Beautiful, floral, girly but minimalist (and often rendered in shades of blue), they speak directly to me. You can find [Read more]

jose francisco borges

I discovered Brazilian artist Jose Francisco Borges back in April during our trip to Austin. We let our kids pick out a print for the kitchen, and I just now got around to sourcing more of his work online. I love their straightforwardness (and the boldness of his signature, incorporated into the design). You can [Read more]

artetmanufacture on etsy

These delicate, modern blue-and-white ceramics are the work of ArtetManufacture (Art and Manufacturing, in French, get it?), a Quebecois artist. They’d look beautiful for serving or just display on a shelf or grouped on a wall.

page jones davis

Page Jones Davis made these punchy paintings and they’re really speaking to me today. Maybe it’s the vivid colors—or the fact that her website bio lists one of her occupations as chauffeur to two boys. (Camp started today and I’m feeling the chauffeur role myself.)

horace panter

His name is Horace Panter. He cofounded the Specials! And he’s the painter behind these amazing images. Hot Dog Stick holds a special place in my heart, but really they’re all so good…and you can find relatively affordable giclee versions via this site and this gallery. I just can’t get over the signage, the composition, [Read more]

sharp tooth studio on etsy

You all know about my love of embroidery and fabric art. Sharp Tooth Studio makes the sweetest little banners and pennants that would be perfect in a kid’s room or a kitchen or TV room. Because I also like art that doesn’t take itself too seriously.