medium /// wood




silja selonen

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My high school math teacher told me that even if I was an artist, I’d need to know math. I didn’t believe him. Luckily, Finland based artist Silja Selonen knew better! Ah, yes… her paintings are a beautiful marriage of art and science {in the form of oil & gesso on wood}. Here are her words about these works:

“When studying in Art-Academy I did my written thesis about art and science, and this theme follows me. To me, those beautiful mathematical shapes represent the invisible world – time, energy, matter, gravity – but also emotions and awareness.”

Lovely. Happy Monday… to you too, Mr.Keane.





bri land

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Modern, geometric design meets old oak floors! Yep, Texas based artist Bri Land reclaimed this wood from an old home in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, and transformed it into these gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. I love this work, and I love Bri’s story too … after losing her marketing job a couple of years ago, she found herself with extra time, so she did what every creative person with extra time would do… she decided to build herself a table. Well, one thing led to another and Bri realized that she had a knack for building things {I’d say!} and she hasn’t looked back! ps. Keep an eye out for her work on HGTVs Blog Cabin 2015 remodel!

{All of the pieces shown here are now available in my online gallery Yay!}





jason middlebrook

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Oh. My. Found wood and colorful, intricately painted lines? Yes, please! I absolutely love this series of work by American painter Jason Middlebrook. After moving from Brooklyn to Hudson New York, now out of the city and into nature, Jason started painting on chunks of discarded wood – adding contemporary design to the already gorgeous work that Mother Nature provided… a perfect collaboration.

{via My Modern Met}





ana teresa barboza

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I wrote about Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza in 2013, and today I came across her series titled “Weaving the Moment”… obviously I had to write again. I have a major weakness for work that blurs the line between fine art and craft, and this my friends is a perfect example of that blurry line! I can’t get enough of the tangled embroidered roots dangling from the bottom of her canvases, and that crocheted water spilling from it’s wooden tap… oh my… so, so good!

*installation photos taken by Edi Hirose at Wu Galeria




chiaozza

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I’ve written about CHIAOZZA {aka Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao} before, but that post was about a bunch of crazy paper plants. Today is all about these gorgeous, angular, colorful, wooden sculptures! These pieces were hanging at Vox Populi, an artist run space in Philadelphia, last fall. Here’s the description of this work:

“In this series of large-scale wooden sculptures, the visual language of CHIAOZZA is brought to the scale of the human body. Designed as open-ended experiments, the hanging objects skirt between furniture, sculpture, and painting.”

Yep, that’s the kind of furniture, sculpture, painting I want on my wall … hm, I might even be tempted to place one or two of their crazy paper plants on those neon pinewood planks! #bestofboth





melissa arendt

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I spy with my little eye, so many things that are fantastic! Yep. I love this series, titled “Bowie”, by California based artist Melissa Arendt. There are so many lovely little gems in there! Hm, what do I love most? Is it the teepees, the geometric landscape, or the tiny David Bowie in full-on Ziggy Stardust attire? Hm, I think it might be the fine blend of all of these beautifully drawn/painted bits ‘n pieces living happily together… oh, and a little Breakfast at Tiffany’s reference never hurts either!





david baerwalde

Wooden. Cake. I am in love. LOVE! Atlanta based artist David Baerwalde has a portfolio full of all sorts of interesting things, both sculptural and on paper, but it was these layered, raw yet totally perfect, sawdust as coconut, glazed chunks of chocolate ganache, I mean wood, that got me. Sigh. I would love to own a platter of these perfect slices. Amazing.

{via Anthology Magazine}





zin helena song


Bold, colorful, graphic paintings that literally pop off the wall! These are the painted wood pieces of New York based Korean artist Zin Helena Song… love! And speaking of love, scroll back up a tiny bit to see the two pieces that she’s added colored light to! Sigh. Stunning.

{via Design Milk … and there’s a great interview with her there too!}





a little weekend giveaway!

AND THE WINNER(S) ARE:

Yep, I said winners. I’ve decided to give away TWO $100 gift cards to be used on any item on GREAT.LY!!! One of them is from the generous folks at GREAT.LY, and one of them is from me… so many of you lovely people entered, I couldn’t have just one winner! Oh, and all of you should buy something today because GREAT.LY will be offering FREE SHIPPING, all over the world, from today until Aug 17th. True story.

So, the two winners… DANIELLE CAMPBELL and HEATHER BOWLING! Congratulations, ladies! I’ll be in touch with your special checkout code ♥

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A week ago I did post about Lisa Golightly as part of #makegood – a campaign that shone a bright light on several GREAT.LY makers. Well, we decided to turn it into a bit of a competition between tastemakers by putting everyone into teams, and seeing which group could make the most sales for our makers… my team won! Guess what the prize is?

Ok, fine. I’m going to give the card to one of you {to buy whatever you love on GREAT.LY} but let’s just say that I got to keep the card… I have been eyeing all three of these gorgeous things for ages! I rarely buy myself pretty things, so maybe I should just get all of them, yes? YES! {Leather tote by the always amazing/inspiring FashionABLE; Oh. That bar ring, by Handmade Lemonade. Love!; Chunky sparkly earrings, by Bird + Beau, that should clearly be mine}

Of course, it would be really hard not to spend the $100 on art…

I have written about all of this work before, yet I don’t own any of it. Well, obviously, that should be fixed! {Floral/graphic screenprints by Print Club Boston; Dreamy beachy print by Lisa Golightly}

And since I am continually looking for amazing things to put into our hundred year old new-to-us farmhouse, I had to add these beauties to my pretend shopping list too:

Hm. Bit of a woodsy theme going on there. Works for me! {A firewood bag made from recycled fire hoses by Oxgut. Amazing; A geo-wood planter by C.C. Boyce; A set of very foxy bookends by Dmitriy Olshevskiy; and just to keep the woodland creature theme going, ceramic animal dessert plates by Jill Burns.}

Ok, now for some real shopping! Leave a comment below, and I’ll draw one name on Monday August 11th at 9am PST… good luck and happy weekend!





martha rich



Oh. It’s all just so awesome. I mentioned American artist Martha Rich in yesterday’s post, which of course made me want to rush over to her site immediately… so I did. As always, I found a whole bunch of stuff that I LOVE {that first piece is especially perfect given the topic of the Oprah post from yesterday!}. And the pink boobs, well, I think they speak for themselves #storyofthenudes