venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

ann wood, art crafter from brooklyn, ny.

ann lives in brooklyn, new york
near beautiful prospect park.
some of her favorite things are:
ships and shipwrecks, paper mache,

books about exploration,
dioramas, swamps,
the out of doors in general,
magazines, libraries,
felt, flea markets,
horses, dogs, cats,
things that are victorian and things that are small.
she makes things, paint,
and draw for her life and livelihood.

she works with mostly found, and salvaged materials,
many of them vintage or antique garments.
there is a kind of affection and tenderness in the re-use
and re-purposing of things
that were once personal
and perhaps treasured possessions.

much of her inspiration comes from these materials
as well as from many of the ideas
she has been infatuated with her whole life:

smallness, intricacies, miniaturization,

collections, repetition;

lost or abandoned things discovered and rescued;
the idea of haunted and enchanted places,
things and creatures; the setting of a tiny stage.

martedì 20 ottobre 2009

emily chalmers, stylist&art director from london.

this is her style:

this is her site, blog includeed.

emily's doing exactly what i wanna do
in my next future life. (hoping soon.)
what i mean?
i mean i wanna be free.
free to be myself, free to convey my own expertise
as an art director in milan into a new personal
- life and workwise - experience.
i'm dreaming to have the chance to be an art director,
graphic designer and stylist as well as to be able to sell my own stuff
or everything i appreciate coming from across the universe.
i'd like to sell a style. my style.
emily's taste is amazing, i appreciate her work a lot,
even if my own one of course is different.

she's giving me the propel to go on.

her shop:
3 redchurch street
shoreditch E2 7DJ - london
tel: +44 (0)20 7033 3532

giovedì 15 ottobre 2009

mike perry, art director, illustrator, typographer, doodlers... from brooklyn.

mike perry works in brooklyn, ny.
making books, magazines, newspapers, clothing,
drawings, paintings, illustrations and teaching whenever possible.
doodling away night and day,
perry creates new typefaces and sundry graphics
that inevitably evolve into his new work,
exercising the great belief that the generating of piles
is the sincerest form of creative process.
his work has been seen around the world
including a recent solo show in london titled
"the place between time and space."

venerdì 9 ottobre 2009

studio violet, two illustrators from sweden.

studio violet was set up in 2008
when camilla engman and elisabeth dunker
decided that a mutual project or two was simply not enough.

camilla engman is a qualified illustrator
and graphic designer from HDK,
school for design and crafts, gothenburg.

elisabeth dunker, too,
began with an education at HDK.
now she crosses the borders of design,
illustration, styling and photography.

together they work on different project,
applying their graphic taste at porcelains, stamps, prints, posters...

giovedì 8 ottobre 2009

lyndie dourthe, botanique crafter from france.

lyndie dourthe
chez rouge manifacture
122 bis rue andré karman
aubervilliers - fr

leeza o'reilly, set designer from austria.

she's a food and interior stylist.
oh, man, ...what a style!!!

nina chakrabarti, a doodle artist from india... to uk.

nina was born and spent her early life in calcutta, india.
she moved to the uk in her teens carrying her stamp collection
under her arm and little else.
she studied illustration at central st. martins,
and many years later, at the royal college of art.

her work is often concerned with collections
and the composition of objects.
she works using rotring pens, felt tips, biros, pencils, inks and...her mac.
she enjoys using different technologies
and mediums and collaborating
with others when the opportunity arises.