lulie wallace




Who needs real pots of flowers when you can have these beauties… they’ll stay fresh forever!!! This is the patterny, flowery, joy-filled work of American artist Lulie Wallace. So just to recap, if you were thinking of sending me flowers for any reason at all [insert husband's name here], I’ll take any one of these colorful bouquets, please and thank you!

{via Design*Sponge}





naomi okubo





The work of Japanese painter Naomi Okubo makes me want to be 13 again, at a sleepover with all of my best girlfriends… with streamers and as many patterned textiles as possible! That is honestly what I thought the moment I saw this work, which is actually really interesting considering that her statement, about much of the work featured here, is the complete opposite:

… In my adolescence, I had felt fear what others thought about me. As a result, I had been confused how I should relate to others. Through this experience, I have showed plural self-portraits in my works. This idea is that I could escape the fears that came from the relationship with others if all people in the world were myself. My expression was based this abnormal teased feeling.

See? Very different than a sleepover with all of her best girlfriends. It breaks my heart that anyone would feel like this as a kid, but wow, what an absolutely stunning way to visualize those feelings.

{via Booooooom}





scott albrecht

Oh boy. Vintage ads. Gorgeous shapes. OCD-like precision… I’m in! Yes, I love these found paper collages by American artist Scott Albrecht. So graphic, crisp, and perfect… yet, if you look closely, you can see the handmade-ness {not a word, but you know where I’m going} in them at the same time. Love! Ok. I gotta go buy some new scissors immediately – see you tomorrow!





hannah k. lee

How amazing, and hilarious, is this beautiful little zine?! “Shoes over Bills” is a project by Brooklyn based artist/illustrator Hannah K. Lee that is filled to the brim with gorgeous illustration, lovely hand-lettering, and the kind of perspective every girl needs! Cozy moccasins over 10 boxes of ramen noodles? Um, no problem! The cell phone bills might be a bit trickier, but I’m sure we can work something out.

Not only does she have great taste in shoes, she also has a very impressive client list. It goes a little something like this: GQ, Lucky Peach, The New Yorker, Aritzia, PLANSPONSOR, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine. {Let’s hope this means less ramen, and more shoes, for Hannah!}





los angeles – march 22nd, 2014

LA, so I’m realllllly excited that Skylight Books asked me to come for a visit! On Saturday March 22, from 5-7pm, Skylight will be hosting a little Q&A/book release event, AND, I’m so thrilled to report that I won’t be there alone… two of the LA based artists from the book, Stephanie Vovas {Photography}, and Jenny Hart {Contemporary Embroidery/Drawing} will be there too!  We’re going to talk a little bit, answer a few questions, and then all three of us will have our pens ready if you’d like to have your book signed. Really it’s a just a chance to come to LA, get out from behind the computer and chat with people in person. I can’t wait… I hope you can come!

Where: Skylight Books /// 1818 N. Vermont Ave Los Angeles
When: Saturday March 22, 5- 6.30pm

Any questions, just give me a shout {or a leave a comment here}





hale güngör oppenheimer


I have to say, I don’t think these photos do this pop-up book, by Stockholm based artist Hale Güngör Oppenheimer, justice. I wish I could hold it, flip through it, have a really close look… which I’m quite sure would then inspire me to attempt my own little pop-up house! Thick white paper, found bits n’ pieces, paint and patterns. So creative, and oh so fun! {that washy water reflecting through the photographic jug on the last page… oh, so lovely!}

ps. this work will be in a show that opens on February 15th in Istanbul, at Pg Art Gallery





elizabeth amento


Gah! It’s like a whole bunch of colorful, little celebrations exploding on heavy, white stonehenge paper… love, love, love! These are bits n’ pieces from the pages of Ladies Journal and Good Housekeeping, placed carefully in a sea of white space, drizzled with vivid, flowing gouache. They are the mixed media collages of San Francisco based artist Elizabeth Amento… they are also exactly what I needed to get this weekend started! KA-POW!





marion täschler

BIKES!!! Don’t these lovely drawings by Berlin-based, Swiss artist Marion Täschler make you want grab your bike and go for a ride immediately?! Her portfolio has all sorts of gorgeous line drawings {cities, postcards, and a few very confused animals}, but it was these bikes that were calling my name… can you tell I’m tired of winter and ready to hop on my bike, wildly ringing the bell as I pedal over to the ice cream shop around the corner? Briiiing, briiiing! Ahhh, counting the days.





charlotte hardy




The mixed media of UK based artist Charlotte Hardy makes me want to eat pastries, surrounded by flowers as I re-wallpaper my front parlor… and I don’t even HAVE a front parlor! Sigh ~ so, so, so pretty!

{via Artsy Forager on Pinterest}





caroline slotte… again

I wrote about Finnish artist Caroline Slotte almost exactly one year ago… that post was about some insanely beautiful ceramics. Today’s post is about some insanely beautiful trash… carved from wood. Gah!!! Gorgeous! The talent this woman possesses takes my breath away. I wonder what my post about her next January will contain? My guess… something insanely beautiful.

{Thanks for sending the link, Gregory West!}