Category Archives: art/craft

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a Taiwanese digital artist and illustrator with a distinctly ‘feminine’ approach. Her predominantly pink and pastel-hued works are softly rendered, giving them an ethereal quality. I particularly liked her portraits, which I will share with you today. She … Continue reading

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Matthieu Bourel

I’ve seen the work of collage artist Matthieu Bourel before – but his collaboration with Mexican photographer Anairam for L’Officiel Mexico really made me take notice. I love the flat, yet multi-dimensional affect of these images. Really beautiful.

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The laid back aesthetic of Manuela Sosa’s house in “the pastoral hills of Vallvidrera, just outside Barcelona” is an inviting and understated home. Manuela is a florist who runs the flower studio, ‘Gang and the Wool‘ from a greenhouse on her … Continue reading

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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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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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