Category: Blog

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.

john randall nelson

For a happy Monday, I’m loving these paintings by Phoenix-based John Randall Nelson. They’re just fun: a little bit Stuart Davis, a little bit Hugo Guinness–but paintings, instead of lino prints. (I found them via this site, which you should definitely be reading.)

septemberwren on etsy

I discovered this Etsy artist a long time ago and just revisited her work for a client…and I love it more than ever. The client, starting a new phase of life, wants art that shows subtle whimsy and a celebration of moving forward; these photographs do just that, don’t you think? Meg, the artist behind [Read more]

fig & fawn

Fig & Fawn is a Colorado-based children’s boutique…that happens to carry an excellent, eclectic little selection of wall decor as well as charming children’s clothing and other items. (Sadly for me, my own kids are too old for the adorable goods.) The two cofounder/friends have excellent taste, combining minimalism with sweetness in the best way, [Read more]

jennifer flannigan on etsy

Tuesday means it’s time for an Etsy recommendation! Jennifer Flannigan paints just the kind of pieces I want to see: original, one-of-a-kind, light and pretty, full of the most beautifully chosen colors. Touches of metallic here and there add a bit of glam, while the watercolor paper (instead of canvas) grounds it all.