Last month I had a healthy debate with a friend who has decided to pull away from the internet to aid his creative mind. I wholeheartedly disagree with this approach. It’s a gift of the times that we live that we’re able to not only inspire and be inspired, but easily collaborate.
Hera and Akut (better known as Herakut) exemplify this synergism for me. While I have no idea what they accomplish individually, I think that what they create together is difficult to beat.
Check out these murals by El Mac and Retna. Damn these guys make some beautiful art together. And we’re lucky enough to have the one just below in the SLC! It’s absolutely breathtaking.
One of my favorite artists, Ray Caesar, is offering a rare and smoke’n deal which includes a copy of his Art Collection book set (signed limited edition) and the newly released Consort Study print. Still this $500 bargain is a little out of my price range. Sigh… A girl can dream.
And just in case you’re not familiar with Ray’s devilish (and equally innocent) work, here are few of my other favorites. You can follow Ray on his site or blog and purchase his art from the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
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Tagged Art, Ray Caesar
At any given moment there are at least 10 t-shirts that I’ve fallen in love with and have to resist buying. I guess it’s the poor man’s way of owning art.
Below are a few that I’ve got my eye on. Click on image to link to the site.
Paper Tiger just posted a wonderful new print by Miso. Miso, Karen Hsiao, is an L.A. artist whose fascination with “ecocatastrophe, biology and the science of evolution” has lead her to create delightful (and sometimes creepy) paintings and sculptures. A science geek artist? I love her.
You can follow her progress through her site or blog.
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Tagged Art, Karen Hsiao, miso
Today my man-friend and I went to IKEA to look for a number of things including salt and pepper shakers. Apparently Europeans hate the stuff because we couldn’t find a single shaker. Or maybe it’s just that we’re shopping impaired.
Anyhow, I came home and decided to give Etsy a go at it. What I found was a treasure trove of really bad handcrafted items. But there were a few really cool diamonds in the rough. Okay, so maybe the baby hands will give you nightmares, but they’re also awesome.
Click on the pics to go to the seller.
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Tagged Art, Etsy, pepper, salt, shaker
Ever since my friend Jer created this fabulous poster for my old roller derby team, I’ve been obsessed with woodgrain goods. Here are a few fabulous finds that make me smile. Click pics to go to sites.
Magno Radio - AREAWARE $250
Black Limba Bentwood Ring - Stout Woodworks $75
R4 Persuit - Renovo $2650
Fused Glass Belt Buckle - Kiku Handmade $35
Painted Tree Rings - FOCUSLINEART $95
Bison print - Studio Lyon $18
The Carpenter - Muse AUD $50
Bamboo Clock - Decoylab $58