Best acrylic cutout jewelry I’ve seen yet. So clever.
The Hint Ring by Isette is for subtle (ahem) ladies. Just pick your size.
June 8th, 2010
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December 9th, 2009
April 10th, 2009
The once-upon-a-time architecture student in me is loving this.
Derived from the color theories of Le Corbusier, Swiss paint manufacturer kt.COLOR produces an exclusive collection of interior paints in colors the late architect (painter, writer, furniture designer…) described as “eminently architectural”.
Particularly unique about these paints are the pigments used to make them—the actual source of the colors. Considered classic artists’ pigments they’ve been used on canvases for centuries but aren’t typically found in architectural paints.
The resulting collection, handmade by kt.COLOR, are paint colors that seem timeless. From a description by Katrin Trautwein (the kt part of the company’s name and the chemist behind these paints):
Le Corbusiers “eminently architectural” colouring materials are used for their ability to define space and for their ability to build bridges to other sensory experiences. On this level they remind us of the sea, a dusty rose, dusk, filtered light in the forest, sunwarmed bricks, the music of a cello or a saxophone, red velvet curtains, or early morning haze.
Smells, pictures, memories and experiences are evoked by this group of classic artists pigments. All of them have been used for their ability to breathe life into two-dimensional reprentations on canvas, murals and surfaces throughout our cultural history. This ability to breathe life into space makes them so useful to the architect.
April 8th, 2009
March 25th, 2009
Love-love Crywolf’s Hipster Werewolf T. Need one.
Noticing however that it’s strangely similar to a tee at Threadless that Jacob gifted his sister a few holidays ago. She’s a Leo. The shirt’s called Lions Are Smarter Than I Am. Quite rad as well. Design by Portlander Keith Carter.
March 18th, 2009
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March 15th, 2009
I was reintroduced to Poketo Wallets while on Chris Bettig’s site, theMountainLabel. A talented a versatile artist, he’s done projects for a variety of major lines. And, oh man do I LOVE the collage reproduced on the wallet above.
Poketo’s story is a great one. They make limited edition art products. The premise is:
Through functional, design-driven wares, Poketo takes art off of gallery walls and makes them part of your everyday life.
Hence, the wallets. Which are delightfully collectable (only $20) and entirely obsess-able.
A few more colorful favorites:
March 14th, 2009
I came across the screen-printed creations of Nate Duval at his etsy store and I’ve really been enjoying the diversity of his very detailed work. Many of the prints are initially created as gig posters and then a limited edition run is done sans band name and venue info.
The piece above became even more exciting to me when I read a recent blog post by Nate where he shares a step-by-step account of making this print. A sucker for a glimpse into an artist’s process, I couldn’t resist.
He has some really clever tips too. For instance he uses house paint instead of printing ink because it dries quickly, is inexpensive and he can specify exact colors at purchase. Also, he uses taped down credit cards to register the paper. Simple.
Love that last one! Amazing.
March 10th, 2009
March 4th, 2009
Thanks again Bonnie for the link ;)
March 1st, 2009
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February 28th, 2009
February 25th, 2009
I truly cannot have enough letterpress in my life. And 9SpotMonk are masters.
I love their design Philosophy too: “You will either agree with the following statement, or not: Design matters. If you agree, then you’ll be quite happy with the work of 9SpotMonk Design.” Nicely put.