Photography Spotlight: Sharon Montrose

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An area of photography I have always admired is animal portraiture. Much like babies and young children, the subjects are unpredictable and getting the right shot can be a challenge. Sharon Montrose’s simple animal portraits succinctly capture the essence of each type of animal she photographs from baby ducks to giant buffalo. A true lover of animals, …

Artist Spotlight: Agnes-Cecile

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There is something so appealing about the ethereal atheistic of watercolor portraits. A medium often introduced in elementary art classes, painting with watercolors is certainly not as easy as it looks. Italian painter Silvia Pelissero, better known as Agnes-Cecile deals in multiple mediums including watercolor, oil and acrylic, ink and varnish. After attending an art-centric high school, …

Cassette Tape Art: Erika Iris Simmons

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This morning while perusing Design Taxi, I learned of a talented artist named Erika Iris Simmons and just had to share. In her Ghost in the Machine series, Simmons uses recycled cassette tapes to pay homage to famous musicians. Inspired by the works of other great artists like Ken Knowlton and René Magritte, Simmons discovered this unique form …

DIY: Metallic Specimen Art for $25

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Lately I have acquired a minor obsession with gilt objects. My husband often wonders why I rarely become obsessed with something cheap. Where is the fun in that?? Plus, when I find things I love that are out of my price range, it provides incentive for me to make a thrifty DIY alternative. So, I’m …

Photography Spotlight: Oleg Oprisco

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I was skimming through the archives over at Photography Blogger the other day and stumbled upon the lovely images of Ukrainian photographer Oleg Oprisco. His unique use of environment, light and color give his pictures a stunning ethereal quality. I could spend hours looking through this young photographer’s extensive portfolio.

 

Images: Oleg Oprisco

Art Basel 2012: Basel, Switzerland

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The art world is abuzz fresh off the heels of Art Basel 2012 in Basel, Switzerland over the weekend. The famed international art show featured modern and contemporary works by more than 2,500 artists from 300 of the world’s top galleries. It is estimated that over 65,000 people attended this year’s exhibition but for those …

Flower Prints by Lulu De Kwiatkowski

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I am loving these new floral paintings from Lulu De Kwiatkowski!  The textile design genius behind Lulu DK gave us a sneak peak of some of her newest summer prints on her blog. The lovely acrylic on paper paintings will be available as framed prints on One Kings Lane. I could totally see these beauties hung …

Artist Spotlight: Zoë Williams

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Faux taxidermy animal heads have been around for a while having been made mainstream by companies like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. We’ve seen the paper mache, resin, cardboard and even inflatable versions, but I have yet to see such a creative use of felted wool as seen in the work of Zoë Williams. Inspired by her …