janet hill

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Canadian artist Janet Hill remarks in her Etsy store description, “As a result of living in a cold climate for six months of the year, I’ve developed a strong interest in the beauty of interiors.” I can tell, and I love it! Her paintings are so glamorous and soft! Be sure to check out her blog if you enjoy the paintings above, as she has lots and lots of her work posted there!
Via Penguin & Fish!

white on white

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These lovely pieces by Eugenia Pardue are in fact paintings! I would have never guessed it – I thought they were molds or something like that. But as it turns out, these are paintings, acrylic on panel. They’re also pretty big! Most of her work is at least 2′ by 2′, or bigger. I’m trying to imagine how she built up the designs with the acrylic paint, because they are so carefully crafted and textured. I’m totally amazed! See more on her site.
Thanks Dear Ada for another great find!

ulrik martin larsen

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These pieces by Ulrik Martin Larsen are so carefully made and interesting! They look really intricate and delicate and yet the chains give a lot of them a very tough feel! They’re so inspiring – people have been doing such great things with chains lately! I also really, really like the one in the second picture down because of those little wood fingers along the edges! What do you guys think?
Via Garbage Dress.

yttr -May 28, 2009, 3:41PM
i love the 2nd one, too.

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cross-stitch cars

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When I first saw these pictures I immediately liked the beautiful cross-stitched design on the cars – but I didn’t realize until I looked a bit harder that the designs are literally cross-stitched into holes in the hood of the car! How amazing! They were created by Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene for Berlin art show Strich Und Faden. Cool, right?
Via Craftzine.

shelton walsmith

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Aren’t these paintings by Shelton Walsmith lovely? I really love the colors and the abstract feel. Be sure to check out his website – all of his work is really good! I would have put every painting he has in this post if I could have!
Via Dear Ada.

lizzy -May 27, 2009, 1:41PM
these are so nice

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wrapped yarn

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There’s something really appealing about these yarn wrapped beads – I don’t know if it’s just that they are so whimsical and tiny, or the colors, or what! They’re made by Maria Cavallero of Argentina, who has many more of these little charmers on her Etsy – take a look if you feel so inclined!
I saw these on Love Forever.

yellena

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I’m really into these intricate pen and ink drawings by Yellena James – they’re so detailed and organic! Like landscapes within themselves… See more here.
Via Beautiful/Decay.

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Jen -May 27, 2009, 3:16PM
sheesh its about time you featured this chick shes amazing! and shes all over etsy i like her designs for my desktop background

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rapture

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I really love these crazy drawings by James Roper! There is so much happening in them! These are from a set called Rapture, but if you’re into them you should definitely check out the work on the rest of his site, as he has lots of work where he experiments with color and lines in a similar way. Fun stuff!
Via.

rebecca -May 26, 2009, 2:08PM
ohhh...i really love these- I would love to hang a series of them in my bathroom!

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leather craft

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Frieda Gossett dyes, treats, and hand-stamps designs onto leather before turning it into various creatures. I can’t imagine how long it must take to hand-stamp each little detail into the leather! It’s got to be quite a process! Totally worth it though, these animals are just amazing! I’m especially impressed with the scales on the hammerhead – wow!
Via Beautiful/Decay.

blackbird

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I absolutely adore this editorial from Cream Magazine! It was photographed by Macushla Burke, and the wonderful illustrations on top, the birds and such, are by artist Kelly Smith. I saw them on KnightCat and I keep going back to look at them more – they’re so inspiring!

nicole cupcakes -May 23, 2009, 4:12PM
i love the styling and its a great editorial

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sunset

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These photographs may not seem like much, until you realize that the subject is the sky at varying stages of sunset! What an awesome idea! Gorgeous too. They’re by Ann Woo – check out her site here.
Via & via.

gennie -May 23, 2009, 3:23PM
this is cool. I probably wouldn't have realized they were photographs, either - they look like paintings.
Charlie -May 23, 2009, 3:39AM
These are beautiful photos. I love art and recently discovered a very cool artist, Paris Gerrard. Her women are hauntingly beautiful and mysterious. Check her out. www.ParisGerrard.com She is well worth a post on. I think that the readers will love her.

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If you’ve visited Philly, or live here, you may already be familiar with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, which is responsible for helping Philly be the city with the most murals in the USA – we have more than 2,700 – covering everything from famous residents to jeep parts. The festive trucks shown above are part of one of the Mural Arts Program’s latest projects. Partnering with Philadelphia University’s Design Center, together they wrapped 10 of the city’s garbage & recycling trucks in these funky all-over prints! They’ve been doing the rounds with the rest of the trucks since Earth Day, and the other day I saw one on my street! It sounds silly but I was excited! I think next they should wrap all the rest of the trucks…
For a little more

Boom Trucks USA -Jan 28, 2010, 4:25PM
They should paint Will Smith's portrait on one as the "Fresh Prince." "In West Philadelphia, born and raise, on a playground is where I spend most of my days..."
Utility Bucket Truck -Oct 02, 2009, 11:11AM
How great! Thanks for sharing this great article!

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