boyoun kim

I could not be happier to end this very busy week with a HUGE stack of donuts, a pink balloon, and two ze-bras … Get it? Ze-BRA… ok, that wasn’t actually my joke, that’s the title of that gorgeous screenprint by Korean born, New York based artist/illustrator Boyoun Kim. All of her work is just so fun, colorful, and beautifully executed. Sigh. So good. Ok, I’m off to eat a giant pile of sprinkle-covered donuts. Have a lovely weekend everyone!





kt smail

I really can’t get enough of this lately… there is something about a modern take on floral still life that just calls my name! This is the work of Scottish born, New York based artist/illustrator KT (aka Katy) Smail, and she is the featured artist on Buy Some Damn Art this week. These three originals are still available, so if you’d like some modern florals {that always stay fresh!} for your wall then I suggest you pop over there, well… now! Oh, but wait, before you go, I have to quickly show you some of her flowery/fruity painted patterns… watermelons & pineapples? Oh, yes please!

Ahhh, love.

ps. Right after you go to Buy Some Damn Art, you should pop over to Design Love Fest and download a few of these patterns for your desktop!





yumi okita


Ok. Part of me is so in love with these textile moths {the colors, the patterns, the skilled technique required to make them}, but the other part of me… shudder! Yes, I have some major issues with flying things {there’s a story about a butterfly sanctuary in there, but that’s for another day.} Luckily these beauties, by North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita, can’t fly… RIGHT? Oh, and just so you have a sense of scale:

Lovely… but I am sooooo glad that’s not real.  #sanctuaryflashback





camilla engman




How have I not seen these before? I’ve written about Swedish artist/illustrator Camilla Engman several times, and she is one of the artists in CREATIVE BLOCK {you have to try her unblocking project on p.219 – it’s a really good one!}. I love these found envelope collages so, so much… clever, fun, creative, and instantly recognizable as “Camilla Engman”. I love that I recognize some of these funny little characters from her paintings, and now here they are, in found paper form, popping out of envelope houses! They make me want to rifle through all of my recycled paper, grab some scissors, and head into the studio for the rest of the day #donotdisturb





rachel castle



Oh! I want to spend Monday lying around/having a picnic in these colorful, abstract-ish gardens. This is the work of Sydney based artist Rachel Castle. I’ve written about her before (felt work, bedding etc), but today, well today is allllllll about these gorgeous paintings on linen… ♥  And just so you can see how fabulous they might look on your wall:

Gorgeous! And, look at all of those red dots on the wall… that is A LOT of sold paintings #curatorsdream

via: SFGirlByBay just wrote about Rachel – her linens, her felt pieces, and a few of these paintings – a perfect reminder for me to do a new “Rachel Castle” post. Thanks Victoria!





max wanger

Sigh… If these don’t scream Happy Friday, then I just don’t know what does. These gorgeous summery photographs are the work of LA based photographer Max Wanger. I was so happy to meet Max last fall when the show I curated at The Fig House opened. His work is just so fun, warm and dreamy… I think I had about 8 of his photographs in there! Anyway, I was on twitter last night and happened to see that he’s having a 15% off sale that ends tonight at midnight PST!!! If you want a slice of summer for your wall pop over there now. See you on Monday!

ps. Use the code HAPPYSUMMER when you check out … how perfect is that?





alex kanevsky




Oh. I love these so much. The fur coats, the dreamy blue backgrounds, the overwhelming emotion in each gorgeous oil on wood painting. This is the work of Russian born, Philadelphia based artist Alex Kanevsky. I featured some of this work on SFGirlByBay almost a year ago… why I didn’t write about it here? I have no idea! I’ve corrected the error of my ways. Phew.





clare celeste börsch





I’m gonna need a pair of scissors, and the name of the used bookstore where Berlin based artist Clare Celeste Börsch shops! Vintage books, cut up and pasted back together into bizarre, yet perfect, compositions… birds, flowers, gemstones, and of course, water skiers!  I love all of them so much, but I happen to own that little birdie perched on his flowery gemstone island, so I’m gonna have to call that one my favorite. Or the water skiers. Or those gazelles. Or that sake drinking bride. Hm.

{To purchase Clare’s work, originals and prints, visit her shop}





jonas wood




They don’t require water, their patterned pots are gorgeous, and half of them make me wish I was in college again {ie., milk crate as end table}. Los Angeles based artist Jonas Wood and his painted potted plants make me want to paint… and grow stuff! Love.





tara donovan


Giant/fluffy pussy willows, and pink stalagmites? Nope. Bunches of acrylic rods, and stacks of buttons. Insane. This is the breathtaking work of Brooklyn based installation artist Tara Donovan. Just imagine seeing this work in person… well, you can if you happen to be on either US coast this summer! Yep, PACE New York and PACE Menlo Park California have Tara’s work showing until mid August. You’re going to go, right?!