Friday, December 11, 2009

Yellena James

A few years ago I bought three prints from Yellena. I've enjoyed watching the changes in her artwork. My prints are similar to the design in the second image above. I think her more recent drawings hold more dimension and depth. Her career really seems to be taking off. She now has her designs on light globes and how cute is this kokeshi doll? You can purchase Yellena's prints on etsy , the glass blown light fixtures can be purchased at schoolhouse electric and the kokeshi doll can be purchased at gallery nucleus.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Maria Cristina Bellucci

Italian artist Maria Cristina Bellucci designs pencil crayon jewelry. For several years Bellucci worked as a costume and accessories designer in theatre. She also created a wide range of jewelry for stage use. From there, she developed a strong interest in jewelry design and ventured off on her own. Her jewelry is created by using fragments of pencils that have been formed together and then cut into a variety of shapes. See more of her work at klimt02

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Glass House with Sliding Exterior

Check out this video. Ross and Sally Russell built this radical home in the country side of Suffolk, England. The Russells worked with architect, and long time friend, Alex De Rijke. The outside shelter of the building is basically a sleeve that can move along the side and roof of the house. Responding to the seasons and weather the home owners can pull back the siding and have a glass home completely exposed to the world.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Alicia

If you are inspired by Anne Kyrrö Quinn (previous article), you could make rosettes to embelish a number of things. Notice how the little rosettes were applied toward a brooch. How cute is that? And if you're not feeling crafty, and you are lucky en0ugh to live in the UK you can purchase them right here from A Alicia at All Things Original.

Felt Pillow

Every time it starts to get cold outside, I get in the mood to start doing crafts, sewing, knitting etc... How easy is this? I like the look of this rosette pillow, but it might be fun to apply the concept to clothing too, such as a scarf, hat and mittens maybe even a purse. The easy step by step instructions can be found in etsy's step by step instructions. This Rosette Cluster Felt Pillow is taken from Anne Kyrrö Quinn’s book Felt Furnishings.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Gregg Fleishman

In 1972, Fleishman created cubes for a private alternative school in Culver City, California. He then spent the next 20 years making similar single module structures, domes, and octahedrals. As stated on his website, Fleishman is an architect, designer, artist and inventor whose work is largely influenced by geometry and functionality. Not only is his work creative, but practical too. He designed the 'DH1 Disaster House' which can be built without any fasteners for emergency type situations. See more of his work including some interesting chairs at his website, Gregg Fleishman. First seen on Geekologie

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mary Ann Strandell

A friend and I were perusing through the IMS(International Market Square) this weekend when we stopped in a small art gallery that carried work by Mary Ann Srandell. I really wish you could see her artwork in person, because as beautiful as these images are, they are much more vibrant directly in front of you. Everything in the gallery that I gravitated to, was work done by Mary Ann Strandell. You can see more of her work at her website Mary Ann Strandell.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yara Anderson

The following excerpt is from the Groveland Gallery:
"Yara Anderson grew up in a small village in The Netherlands. Her mother was an avid gardener and Yara learned to love flowers early on. In 1994, she graduated with a degree in Pharmacy from the Rijks Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, specializing in medicinal plants. This led to a 6-month research project in India and Nepal. Upon moving to the USA, she studied realistic sculpture at the Minnesota River School of Fine Arts. She started working as a museum fabrication artist in 1998, building botanically accurate plant, tree and insect models. She enrolled in the certificate program at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art in 2006.
Yara lives in South Minneapolis with her husband Thor, her sons, Haakon and Bjorn and their dog Bear.
Yara has shown her work at The Gallery at Filoli, for the American Society of Botanical Artists & New York Horticultural Society, the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN, and the Bloomington Art Center. "

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wise Guys

How cute are these little wise guys? Available to you from Mibo via paypal for £1.00. Once you make your purchase, the .pdf file will be sent to your email account with directions on how to create these four little wise guys. First seen on decor8

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ray Becoskie

Minneapolis based artist, Ray Becoskie doesn't reveal much about himself on his shared website 8blockrule. However, he does leave this quote by Michel Thevoz that I thought I would share with you.
Michel Thevoz, Curator of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne has written the following:
"Art Brut", or "outsider art", consists of works produced by people who for various reasons have not been culturally indoctrinated or socially conditioned. They are all kinds of dwellers on the fringes of society. Working outside the fine art "system" (schools, galleries, museums and so on), these people have produced, from the depths of their own personalities and for themselves and no one else, works of outstanding originality in concept, subject and techniques. They are works which owe nothing to tradition or fashion...
...often with new means and materials they create their works for their own use, as a kind of private theatre. They choose subjects which are often enigmatic and they do not care about the good opinion of others, even keeping their work secret.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oiseaux Noir

Shelley Kommers has some pretty cute work. Wouldn't you say? The first two images are from her etsy store Oiseaux Noir and the second set of images are from her etsy store Oiseaux. The second set up images are vintage images of children's books, and personalized to your liking. If you like her work, youll enjoy her website, Oiseaux, too.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sara Lov

I really enjoyed watching this video by Sara Lov. The video and the lyrics work very well together. The video gives a creative illustration on someone trying to go back to their past, and how it isn't quite possible. First seen on Black Eiffel.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leo Posillico

How cute are these? I love the playfulness with letters. Posillico's style is elegant and modern yet playful. Posillico is from Long Island, New York and has been creating art since the mid 1970's. In the early 1960s he attended New York City’s School of Visual Arts, then went into the army to Vietnam as Photographer and Instructor Head of the Black/White and Color Laboratory. I often have to remind myself that artists do not evolve over night. Great art comes from years and years of practice. Over the past 30 years, Posillico has been an Art Director, Illustrator, Board Game Designer, Album Cover Artist, Author, and Artist. See more of his artwork at his website, Posillico Publishing.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Dieline

Check out the world's #1 package design website ever! The Dieline was established in 2007 by Andrew Gibbs. The Dieline defines its site as being dedicated to the progress of the package design industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to design and promote the worlds best examples of package design. Source: Design Sponge