Category: Blog

paper collective

  I’m changing course from the stripes I inadvertently showcased twice this week. Paper Collective sources work from graphic designers to produce these excellent prints. I’m a big fan of the large, poster-y format and the streamlined style.   

pernille snedker hansen

  Pernille Snedker Hansen, a Danish artist, makes these gorgeous marbled one-of-a-kind pieces. They’d be great in a modern kid’s room, or juxtaposed against a structured neutral-colored sofa.  

sol lewitt at mass moca

I know, I know, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do over here. But before it fades too far into from my memory, I have to show you the Sol Lewitt wall drawings we saw at MASS MoCA earlier this month. (Here’s more info about the museum, which is definitely worth a visit if you’re near that [Read more]

print collection

For his business Print Collection, photographer Douglas Levere is selling a great, eclectic bunch of images. In addition to some fantastic vintage prints (matchbox designs, fruit crate labels, travel ads), he’s commissioned new vintage-style prints and reissued vintage photographs. The WPA-style See America and State of America series are equal parts sleek and inspiring, and Levere’s [Read more]

anna topuriya

I’m not sure what’s the story with Anna Topuriya. Her website is somewhat cryptic, but she seems to be a young California artist. Sometimes it’s nice knowing nothing about a maker of art that catches your eye; you just look, bringing no preconceptions. As for Topuriya, there’s definitely some Matisse going on, but her beautiful style [Read more]

joshua davis

Full disclosure: There’s been a Joshua Davis print hanging on my living room wall for several years, and I’ve hardly even registered it lately. You know how you get so used to your surroundings that you stop noticing them? Today I was tidying up, and I noticed it—and liked it so much I decided to follow up [Read more]

lena wolff

Berkeley artist Lena Wolff‘s work is a feminist take on quilts and other American handicrafts. She uses humble materials: paper, collage, even basic pine. The results are flattened out, minimalized—with all the stark, homespun beauty of the originals.   

jenny andrews-anderson

These paintings by Jenny Andrews-Anderson are just plain pretty, nothing more or less than that. I love that she treats paper sort of preciously—that is, she paints on it. (Some of these are painted on canvas as well.) Her blog is awfully sassy too.  

the stereo typist on etsy

While sourcing vintage concert posters for a client, I came across these faux-vintage prints on Etsy. The Stereo Typist is a British artist with impeccable taste in music. I’m into his midcentury style and bold palettes—not to mention the bands and musicians he’s chosen.  

calypso st. barth art

I’ve always admired Calypso for its clothing (and fragrances), and I’d definitely noticed its beachy, serene home goods. The online art collection is new to me—and totally appealing. Blue, animals, abstraction: It hits all my favorite notes.