Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

Crushing on Konstantin Kakanias

While in Paris this past fall, I had the good fortune to visit a small exhibition of paintings by Greek artist Konstantin Kakanias. One of my favorite contemporary artists, I’ve always admired his humorous depictions of the fashion world (Mrs. Tependris is my spirit animal). I was able to pick up a poster at the Paris exhibit, but I dream of someday owning a Kakanias original (the painting above for T Magazine is a favorite—her turban, her coral spoon, her block print tunic!). Below, explore more of his fabulous paintings. READ POST

My Top Picks: Artfully Walls

Looking for some affordable art prints to spruce up your walls this holiday season? Look no further than Artfully Walls. The online art shop is full of inexpensive prints by painters, illustrators, and photographers around the world. From travel photography snapped in India to the traditional still life, there’s something for every artistic taste. Below, check out my top picks from Artfully Walls. Looking for more art suggestions? Explore my artist spotlight series here. READ POST

Artist Spotlight: Fee Greening

My latest art world obsession? The brilliant work of English illustrator Fee Greening. I had the pleasure of visiting Fee’s studio while in London earlier this month and on top of being a serious talent, the girl is also an absolute doll (she sported a striped shirt and the most fab white overalls…). A graduate of Central St. Martins (where she met her studio-mate Luke Edward Hall), much of Fee’s work is inspired by cultural icons beloved by the design world (Marchesa Casati, Virginia Woolf, Peggy Guggenheim in “bellini pink”!). Needless to say, I came home with multiple prints to frame. I’m not the only one buzzing about Fee, she’s also recently been featured by House & Garden and collaborated with London curator, Alex Eagle. Below, explore more of Fee’s fantastic work and read some fun interview questions she kindly answered for us. Adore her work as much as I do…? Follow Fee on instagram here and shop her amazing prints here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Jenny Rijke Ceramics

If you love marbled pieces like me, you’ll appreciate these stunning ceramics by Jenny Rijke. Made in rural Eastern Ontario, each piece is crafted by hand. The blue and white palette is timeless and each piece is truly one of a kind. I’m thinking of investing in a set of mugs for cozy Danish evenings. Explore more of Jenny’s creations below and shop her work here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Brass Mobiles by Lappalainen

I’ve been coveting a beautiful mobile for some time now (remember these beauties?) and the striking creations by Lappalainen may have convinced me to pull the trigger. Made of brass, iron, and copper, each of their stunning, handcrafted designs are truly works of art. While I love the modern look of one hanging above a crib in a nursery, in our home, I think I’d hang it in a corner of the living room, bouncing around the sunlight. Shop their full collection here. READ POST