Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

August 12th, 2014


This week’s artists are contemplating personas.

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1. David Lefebvre paints his memories, including glitches at Galerie Zurcher
2. Sebastian Cortés’ series Sidhpur: Time Present Time Past forms the first in-depth photographic exploration of the Bohra Islamic community in Sidhpur, a little-known small town in Gujarat at Tasveer
3. Ayo Scott’s recent work focuses on leveraging technology to create a symbiosis between the analog and the digital. He achieves this through a reflexive technique that begins with digital collaging and juxtaposition of distinct elements drawn from European masters, African masks and popular iconography at Octavia Art Gallery
4. “Women of today are assaulted by a continuous stream of media bytes dictating how we should look, think, and purchase. My latest paintings are part of my ‘Persona’ series and through them I explore the ‘masks’ women wear in their quest to discover their true selves.” at Scott Richards Contemporary Art
5. Jordan Matter captures fantastical moments of daily life Savin Museum
6. Stephen O’Donnell’s curious self-portraits present the artist guised as various historicized figures, from pre-revolutionary French aristocrats to Spanish grandees and mythological heroes at Winston Wachter Fine Art

Blackberry & Banner Art

August 11th, 2014


This banner isn’t fresh, per say, but when I took a screen shot of it, I thought the design progression was quite clever and worth sharing. So, here we go. Blackberry for Sprint shares their message with an onslaught of mail. It’s highly effective and a nice reminder that one letter may seem like no big deal, but when you’re overwhelmed, it can be suffocating. Much like the hanger display for Anthropologie, small things in mass make a big impact. Bravo on what could have been a banal banner design.


CATEGORIES:  DigitalMarketingMediaTechnology

Friday Quick Links!

August 8th, 2014


1. Capturing the geometric structures and visual patterns of mosques via Juxtapoz
2. Jacqui Fink’s gorgeous giant knit work via Trend Tablet
3. Lovely art by Monica Ramos via Art Hound
4. Upcycle some vintage plates via Honestly WTF
5. Flora Borsi’s striking photography via The Artful Desperado
6. Faig Ahmed’s take on tradition via Textile Arts Center
7. The beauty of vintage paintings via SF Girl By Bay
8. What a lovely free natural fabric dyes chart via design*sponge
9. Transforming rare & unique textiles into colorful silk prints via Miss Moss
10. Moki Mioke’s mossy universe via trendland
11. Lucy Sparrow’s fully stocked “felt” market via The Jealous Curator
12. Stained glass windows created form layered laser-cut paper via Colossal

Contributed by Emily Gup

Retail Installations & Hanger Art

August 7th, 2014


When I saw this at Anthropologie a while back, I was floored at how dry cleaner hangers could live an ethereal life beyond their intended purpose…but that’s what good retail installations do, right? They take ordinary, everyday objects and give them new meaning. These triangular ribbons mimic an avian theme and I love it. What do you think?


CATEGORIES:  HomegoodsRetailSet Design

Trend: Expressive Ceramics

August 6th, 2014

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One of a kind ceramics are truly having their heyday. From asymmetrical and collaged art to speckled ashtrays, striped planters, and glazed experiments, the imperfect line in tandem with a crisp finish, is blanketing the home market these days. Here are a few favorites from the following shops and studios:

1. Jennie Jieun Lee 2. Planters from Ten Over Six 3. Sculpture by Georgia Harvey 4. Green Ceramic Soy Candle from Little Paper Planes 5. Gold Striped Porcelain Bowls by Isabel Halley Ceramics for Of a Kind 6. Speckled Ashtray by Studio Ultralite

CATEGORIES:  AccessoriesArtColorDIYFeatured CategoriesGiftHomegoodsTrend

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

August 6th, 2014


There’s an underlying importance of line and layers in this week’s gallery picks.

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1. Focusing on systems and patterns, Joe Lloyd’s paintings appear highly composed; however, the choices he makes are spontaneous and experimental at Western Project
2. Providing a fresh narrative to the exhibition space, Summer Mixer artists present traditional and new-media works, featuring painting, weaving, collage, and digital art techniques at Joshua Liner Gallery
3. Hand pulled prints by creators from Latin America who have left their mark on the international arena at Praxis
4.The works that constitute the core visual component of the Vita E Morte are images of nature (or images of man’s representation of nature) that have been databent at Subliminal Projects
5. Soojung Park creates luminous linear abstractions that play on contrasts of various textures, flatness and space, buoyancy and heft at Ruth Bachofner Gallery
6. Cycles and Spires explores the cyclical nature of life and death through continual motion in different mediums at galerie102

Celebrating John Venn with Google

August 4th, 2014

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Who else loves Google’s celebratory search designs? Today they’re highlighting John Venn‘s 180th birthday with adorable textures and vector patterns reminiscent of his influential work. Venn was an English logician and philosopher noted for introducing the Venn diagram, used in the fields of set theory, probability, logic, statistics and computer science. Before you hit enter on the tab bar today, explore and enjoy learning  about this important historical figure!


CATEGORIES:  ArtTechnology

Friday Quick Links!

August 1st, 2014


1. Swoon-worthy color via Oh Joy!
2. Dudi Ben Simon’s fun optical illusions via Trendland
3. DIY a watercolor mug via Poppytalk
4. Digging Vulantri’s striking jewelry via Design Crush
5. Art inspired by the relationship between women & birds via Honestly WTF
6. Super summery art by Lisa Golightly via The Jealous Curator
7. How about hair weaving via Style Bubble
8. Carl Hansen & Søn’s collaboration with Paul Smith and Maharam via design-milk
9. Gorgeous Japanese hair ornaments via Colossal
10. Interview with James Gordon via The Design Files
11. Cacti that won’t hurt you when you walk into it via design*sponge
12. Pin-up models in decaying sugary sweet settings via Miss Moss

Contributed by Emily Gup

Making Moodboards

July 31st, 2014


Today, I was in a zone. Once the basics were complete, I threw a few ink drawings together, collaged it up, and tinkered around with photoshop to see what would come. This is what happened. There’s lots of texture, overlap and some quiet storytelling.



Fused Geometry & Floating Shapes

July 30th, 2014


Trends are a funny thing to track. You can say that once they’ve gain momentum, they’re technically uncool and tacky (thank you Karl Lagerfeld for the insight), or that they’re simply an overarching theme hitting several sensory points. When you’re observing the things vibrating through culture, it’s important to look beyond the magazine headlines, as we all know that editors have word counts to fill and advertisers to please. It’s their job to sell quick digestible bites of content to keep us shopping…

When I wrap my head around a visual theme, I make sure to link as many worlds as possible…ranging from art and product to design, marketing and geography. Prisms have been an active element in the creative world for quite some time…they’ve gone from 3D to 2D and back again. This roundup highlights a mostly pink, red, mustard and blue palette of adjoined and floating shapes. Please have a look and share a few favorites of your own!

1. Elk Miracle Classic Pant 2. Work from Judy Kaufmann’s new website, Hello Pattern  3. Teva throwback, a collaboration by Bernhard Willhelm and Camper 4. Handmade prism kilm rug by Elk 5. Pretty pastel rings by Kenichi Kondo 6. Playful typographic art by Esther Tielemans 7. Expressive colorscapes by Melissa Thomson 8. Installation art by Sophie Smallhorn


CATEGORIES:  AccessoriesArtColorFashionFeatured CategoriesTrendWomens

Tuesday’s Gallery Picks

July 29th, 2014


Get lost in the landscape with this week’s gallery picks.

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1. Val Britton’s massive installation of her hand cut assorted papers in her thematic series of cartography inspired landscapes at Gallery Wendi Norris
2. The works in Samuel Denoncour’s This Land Is speak specifically to the comfort and beauty of self realization that comes only after allowing yourself to be lost at GRIN
3. Elizabeth Glaessner’s most recent paintings depict a highly detailed mythology of post-human existence on earth that features anthropomorphic, gelatinous figures in familiar, yet toxic, landscapes at P.P.O.W
4. Leif Podhajsky’s work explores themes of connectedness, the relevance of nature and the psychedelic experience. By utilizing these subjects he attempts to inspire the viewer into a realignment with themselves and their surroundings at Galerie Hors-Champs
5. Ryan Molenkamp’s Fear of Volcanoes at Linda Hodges Gallery
6. This group exhibition explores the seasonal rhythms of natural systems, the human disruptions of these once-balanced cycles, and the increasing alarms of global climate change at James Cohan Gallery

Woven Planters & Textile Experiments

July 28th, 2014

Ever since I laid eyes on Doug Johnston‘s rope bowls and planters, I’ve been more attuned to this type of textile coiling. The style lends itself beautifully to asymmetry and  imperfect subtleties. Fast forward, and while perusing Mr Kitly, the Australian-based homewear site, I stumbled across work from a design studio based out of Brooklyn, called New Friends.

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Founded by Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski, with a joint interest in textiles and housewears, their products combine weaving and a collage to create unique combinations and one-off pieces. Beyond the planters, if you’re int he market for a rug, you can’t go wrong with one of these beauties.



CATEGORIES:  AccessoriesColorDIYHomegoods

Welcome! I’m Shayna.
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