knit & color

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Valerie Molnar‘s work with knitting and color is really interesting! I like that it throws my eye off for a moment, and makes me think! Check out more here.

Podiatrist Haughton Green -Jun 21, 2010, 4:53AM
Thanks for posting this, lifted my day.
Dana -Jul 24, 2009, 12:10PM
the second and third remind me of what Mark Rothko does with color overlap. lovely.

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cahil muraghu

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The colors in these pieces by Cahil Muraghu are just the thing to liven up the morning! I love it!
Via.

satiated- panda -Jul 23, 2009, 8:42AM
mmmm...yummy colors!

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brooks salzwedel

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To achieve that hazy layered look, Brooks Salzwedel uses multiple layers of graphite, tape and resin in his work. I like how the pieces seem so still, yet they are kind of unsettling. Check out more of his work here.
Via The Best Part.

solar eclipse

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As I’m sure many of you know, there was a solar eclipse today, which was visible to a lot of Asia. The always spectacular Big Picture photo blog by Boston.com has a wonderful post of images from the eclipse. The images above are from that post – aren’t they great?! The eclipse itself is so amazing, but I think my favorite pictures are the ones of people looking at the eclipse. Check out the post here – it’s worth it!

le soleil est là

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We are obsessing over this editorial from H&M Magazine! The pictures, shot by Camilla Åkrans, are so light and airy and warm! Perfect for summer. Also, you might recognize the model, Anne V, from our April catalog. See the rest of this inspiring set at Fashion Gone Rogue!

aleks sennwald

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This charming work is by Brooklyn-based illustrator Aleks Sennwald. I stumbled upon her work on Share Some Candy, and now I can’t get enough! I love the way she draws animals- though the woman in the picture at the top is really engaging too! Aside from her website, Aleks also has a blog which showcases her work, and other things.

You might remember when I mentioned that there was a really cool event this past weekend in Space 1520 by our Hollywood We The Free store. Lauren Dukoff had a special opening party for her new book Family, and Devendra Banhart played a special set! I missed it, being on the opposite coast, but our Store Manager Carla sent me some wonderful photos taken during the event by Sonny Gerasimowicz.

This is a signed copy of Lauren’s book! It features portraits of many amazing folk and indie musicians, including Devendra, naturally!

Here everyone is waiting around for the show to start!
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Devendra is getting ready to go on… He sure is a cutie!
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Devendra is about to go up and everyone is getting psyched! Also, on the left you can almost see the front of the We The Free store – there’s a guy peeking inside! Hope he likes what he sees!
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The show begins!
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Everyone loves it!
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Our Managers-in-Training, Antonella and Laura, are huge Devendra fans, and they watched the show from the store garage. They look so pretty!
Thank you for the fabulous pictures Carla!

yttr -Jul 21, 2009, 11:33AM
sweet!!! thanks for sharing...

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kareena zerefos

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These fun creations are giving me a little inspiration this morning! They’re by Australian illustrator Kareena Zerefos. The girl at the top is just so beautiful – but I think my favorite might be the owl, because of his wonderful colors!
Via Booooooom.

Side Street, Sydney -Sep 10, 2009, 12:03AM
Hello! We love her too! Check out our interview with her: http://www.sidestreetsydney.com.au/search/label/Side%20Sight xx
The Art Cupboard -Jul 22, 2009, 3:13PM
wonderful! i am now in love kareena zerefos art work. her style is wonderful it feels so effortless yet what she is doing is quite complicated. wonderful find :) xoxo ~bree

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I am amazed at the detail of Amanda Michelle Smith‘s ceramic work. The way she draws is also really appealing! Check out this post on If The Birds Knew and click the pictures to see much bigger photos, and more of Amanda’s work! Seriously, do it! The bigger pictures do more justice to the work – the little intricacies are really great!

luminous & hazy

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Part of what makes these paintings so dreamy and luminous is that they are painted on convex metal rounds. I love the subjects of the paintings, the natural patterns and plants, and I love the colors too! Yvette Molina uses layers and layers of oil paint and many transparent glazes to achieve that certain glow. Check out her site if you want to learn more about her!
Via Happenstand.

laura -Jul 21, 2009, 3:33PM
beautiful work!
Caroline -Jul 20, 2009, 2:15PM
Like she painted on the face of the moon...

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waste not

There is an amazing exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City right now by artist Song Dong.
Song Dong’s mother spent her entire life hoarding anything that she got her hands on, and refused to ever throw anything away. All her life she lived in a tiny house packed full with every kind of odd and end you can imagine. Shortly before she died, Song was able to convince her to allow him to clean out the house and use the contents as an exhibition. The exhibition is called Waste Not, and essentially it is all of his mother’s possessions, laid out and organized. The huge mass of stuff makes a really powerful statement. If I can get up to NYC in time, I will definitely be checking out this exhibition in person!

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More info at the Museum of Modern Art website.
Pictures via The New York Times.

Michelle -Jul 21, 2009, 12:07PM
The shoes and paper bags are incredible.
mamie -Jul 21, 2009, 12:06PM
i saw it last week! it was pretty cool, but if you're there you should definitely check out the james ensor paintings because they're gorgeous and trippy!

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junk & shadows

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I can’t even fathom the patience it must take for Tim Noble and Sue Webster to create these amazing pieces! All of their shadow art is created using trash, and each piece takes anywhere from 6 months to a year to complete. It’s amazing that those piles are creating the silhouettes on the wall – I almost don’t believe it! See more of their creations here and here.
Via Neatorama.

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