medium /// vintage

i’m jealous of nike schroeder

Berlin based artist Nike Schroeder has me swooning over her series, Fundamental Reports. Her images are inspired by vintage photographs {usually from the 1940s & 50s} that she finds in thrift shops… and then, the embroidery begins! Anyone that can draw with thread is a-okay in my books {… and all of those loose strands – love!}. If you happen to be in Hamburg, you can pop by Urban Outfitters to see this work on display until July, 2012.

Oh, and also, there is this:


i’m inspired

Not my usual kind of post {never fear, I’ll be jealous again in a few hours}, but I just wanted to show you what I found today… I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling slightly uninspired, the best medicine is always a bit of a treasure hunt! There are three amazing thrift shops in my neighborhood, that rarely disappoint. I found a little yellow deer, and an aqua swan… yep, it was a ceramic gold mine! Feeling inspired… why, yes I am! And all for under five bucks! What do you do when you need a bit of a creative pick-me-up? Ceramic animals for you too?!

i’m jealous of stéphane massa-bidal

Vintage landscapes & big, bold numbers… yep, the graphic designer in me is completely smitten (♥) with the work of French artist/graphic designer Stéphane Massa-Bidal. Honestly, he had me at “5”

i’m jealous of danielle hession

On Friday, I wrote about Mahmood Popal… well, this is the work of his lovely business partner/girlfriend that I mentioned in that post! Toronto based artist Danielle Hession has a portfolio full of beautiful work, but it was this series, titled Imaginary Friends, that got me. These collages make me want to eat cotton candy and pink cupcakes with my best friends… the ones you can see, and maybe a few that only I can see! Shhh…

i’m jealous of mahmood popal… again

I wrote about Toronto based artist Mahmood Popal way back in the summer of 2009. His lovely business partner/girlfriend just sent me a link to both of their portfolios {more on her in an upcoming post!}, and it turns out… I’m jealous again. Here are three major reasons to love the work of Mahmood Popal:

One…these little pink and aqua-clad men in his “A FEW GOOD MEN” series:



Yep… ♥ ♥ ♥

i’m jealous of caitlin doherty

I know nothing about this artist, except that her name is Caitlin Doherty. And I know nothing about this series, except that I’m about 83% sure it’s titled, Learn to Multiply. Hm, not a very informative post… but, here’s what I do know. I love it. The end.

{via Pretty Things}

i’m jealous of alex gross

Whether you’re into superheroes, Star Trek, or weird little devil boys who enjoy iced coffee {perhaps a statement on the establishment where the devil boy purchased his iced coffee?}, LA based artist Alex Gross has something for you! In this very large series of mixed media work, he paints over found vintage portraits, and adds just a dash {alright, a huge dollop} of pop culture. Love.

i’m jealous of shaun kardinal… again

Sweet jiminy… I absolutely love the vintage postcard/geometric embroidery mixed media work of Seattle based artist Shaun Kardinal. I wrote about him in the fall of 2010, but he’s been busy since then! So many amazing new pieces have been added to his already envy-worthy portfolio. And then of course, there’s this:

A big neon pink D, on an old mountain covered postcard?! D for Danielle… do you see why I NEED this?!

i’m jealous of bill zindel… again

Bold patterns, big diamonds, and tiny end tables… seriously, how can I not be jealous of American artist Bill ZindelAGAIN! wrote about him way back in 2009, so imagine my delight when I came across his latest series of vibrant, fun, vintage yet modern collages! So. Much. Love.

i’m jealous of april deacon

Yes, I know… I have a thing for vintage portraits in which the faces have been altered in some way {please find evidence here and here and here}. I love the patterns, the colors, and the fact that these ordinary citizens look like they’ve been initiated into some kind of bizarre art tribe! American artist April Deacon uses gouache {in stunning colors!} to turn these found photographs into my latest obsession. LOVE.

ps. that neon boy is missing a pinkie, right?

{via curate1k}