Art world darling Cecily Brown weaves sexual imagery with a sort of abstract expressionism that is mesmerizing. Check out this interview with her in Vulture.
Shelley Steer and Louise Jones make good use of their time. Their aptly titled side project, otherwise known as, A Side Project, is collected into a beautifully themed site of inspirational imagery and developmental work. Each month the duo select a topic, pulling visuals from fashion, nature, and art, from which they base their print designs. Past themes include line work, tropical, or cacti. For July, the pair explores a woodland direction. Any guesses on what might be chosen for this current month?
Using only raw, vegan ingredients – artist Stephen McCarty creates mouthwatering, edible art! Unlike works of art that hang in galleries for centuries, these gorgeous creations are meant to be devoured days after they are made, thus helping to illustrate the fleeting nature of life. The dyes used for the intricate designs on McCarty’s cakes are created from natural plant and fruit extracts. Check out McCarty’s dessert company, Sukhavati Raw Desserts, and follow him on Instagram for a daily dose of these edible beauties.
Soft pink seeps through lush, foggy landscapes.
From Dresscode: In 1970, a young Steve Frykholm arrived at the legendary Herman Miller Furniture Company, where Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson built their reputations and created the canon of modern furniture design. It wasn’t long before Steve began making waves of his own with a series of screen printed posters for the annual company picnic. Considered modern design classics, Steve’s Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.
The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.
For more about Steve’s posters check out: hermanmiller.com/why/herman-millers-poster-child.html
Have you seen the work of Tuscan based design studio, Pattern Nostrum? Derived from the digitalization of paintings, the Harmonic Surface Collection is a kaleidoscope of colors and psychedelic detail. Each painting generated thirty-six unique designs which can be applied to a myriad of surfaces. We love the matching shirt and book cover, but especially enjoy the urban art attack on the exterior door. Discovering something like this on a casual stroll would make any pattern designer’s day.
The new collection of rugs from House Doctor is tribal geo perfection! Available from Bodie and Fou – the collection’s soft palette and simple shapes are the perfect background pattern for any room.
Jessica Hans | Graziella Antonini | Tata Naka
Fresh colors for fresh beginnings.
Architecturally streamlined shapes make for interestingly sculpted clothing pieces.
– bekah hilleson