Category Archives: art/craft

Peter Stichbury

Peter Stichbury is a New Zealand-born artist who paints oddly beautiful portraits. Each portrait has a level of distortion that brings a slightly surreal, almost ethereal, quality to his paintings.  Perhaps this is way Stichbury cites neo-classical artist Jean Auguste … Continue reading

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Black Portraits Collection

The Black Portraits Collection is a series of paintings by Miguel Laino rendered in an expressive, monochromatic style. Each portrait, cropped just below the shoulders, is left expressionless or given distorted facial features through dynamic brushstrokes. These emotionally-charged paintings really stuck with … Continue reading

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Indian Architecture & Ettore Sottsass

Although I have never been, India seems like a country that gives you sensory overload. The sheer amount of people, coupled with an aesthetic sensibility and culinary culture that believes “more is more”, is a recipe for an opulent and … Continue reading

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Miscellany

I’m trying to get around to making a few gift guides for the festive season, but I fear I may run out of time. So to tide you over, here is a miscellany of nice things. I hope you like … Continue reading

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Sabine Timm

Sabine Timm is a German artist and illustrator, who is represented by the Sebastian Foster Gallery. Working from her studio in Dusseldorf, Sabine creates imaginative and colourful multimedia artworks that include collections of found objects, food, as well as her … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Adidas by Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection accomplishes the rather tricky task of making sportswear elegant without compromising on function. Sweet potato and quinoa salad with soft-boiled eggs by Naturally Ella. Furniture designer Ariele Alasko takes Instagram portraits of her … Continue reading

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Jonas Wood

Jonas Wood is a Boston-born artist, who currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His latest exhibition, which is currently on show at the Anton Kern Gallery in New York, takes inspiration from his everyday life. Whether it’s a domestic … Continue reading

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Francois Henry Galland

I couldn’t find out much about artist FH Galland other than the fact that he is French, prolific, and a talented watercolourist. I really love the loose and delicate quality of his brushwork, which I think compliments his intimate and … Continue reading

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Illustrated Ceramics

Recently I’ve been appreciating ceramics which employ more figurative or illustrative details, so I thought I’d share some of them with you. The Cobalt Blue Series by Carolyn Genders. Awesome ceramic sausage dogs by Kaye Blegvad. Ceramic vessels from The Awesome Project. A work from … Continue reading

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Angela Dalinger

Sandra Angela Wichmann, who is known in the world of art and illustration as Angela Dalinger, is a 29-year old artist who lives in a small town in Hamburg, Germany. Angela is a prolific and talented artist who uses a colourful, … Continue reading

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