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A Peek At My Inspiration Wall

February 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Recently I’ve been tackling the big, brick wall above my desk… transforming it bit by bit into an inspiration wall. I have to say, this has been one super fun and CHEAP art project! At some point in the near future I will post photos of the completed inspiration wall but for now just wanted to share a taste.

Print by Yuko Murata  –  wallpaper in New York Spaces  –  Farrow and Ball paint  –  Detail of Chilli con Carne Recipe by Sarah Illenberger  – Antelien by The Maple Ridge

I’ve been collecting all sorts of images – small pieces of art, cut-outs from fashion and design mags and even clippings from some of my art books. Yes, I know some people frown on this but the way I see it I’d rather have the art where I get to look at it on a regular basis!

In case you’re wondering what became of my beloved Singing Cat by Ashley G it landed in what seems to be the perfect spot. Don’t you love when that happens?

Perfectly Twisted

November 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring on Etsy (this is where the line between ‘work’ and ‘addiction’ begins to blur) and seeing what kinds of treasures pop up, like these little gems by TheMapleRidge. Almost all of my favorite shops are owned by women so I’m trying to branch out and find more work by guys. Aren’t these drawings by Drew great?