Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

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

John Robshaw Launches Wallpaper

My sweet friend John Robshaw has recently unveiled a wallpaper collection as part of his block print empire and I had to share it with all of you. Included among the designs are some of my Robshaw favorites such as the ginger coral and the diba light indigo. Wouldn’t they be lovely in a bedroom or powder room? I love their artisanal quality and classic indigo palette. Explore more of the new collection below. 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

Molly Mahon Block Prints

Combining my love of all things English and all things block print, the work of textile designer Molly Mahon is a neo-trad dream. Molly resides in Sussex, England where she creates fabrics, wallpapers, and homewares from her colorful studio. Some of her collection is also hand printed in Jaipur, India (I’m so excited to visit in October!) and Molly cites India as one of her greatest inspirations. Below, find more of Molly’s lovely work (I’m coveting the wallpaper) and shop the printmaker’s creations here. READ POST

Irving Penn: Centennial at The Met

Framed in my living room is a poster from a 1997 Irving Penn exhibit in Denmark. Pictured is Penn’s wife and muse, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, sitting for tea in Morocco—one of my all-time favorite portraits. In 2017, the late American photographer would have celebrated his 100th birthday, and this month, his 70 year career is being celebrated in an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (check out the gorgeous book here). Included among the more than 200 pictures are Penn’s portraits (Picasso, Capote, Deitrich, and more), flower studies, and nudes. Below, are some of my favorite shots from the exhibit. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to google flights to New York…! READ POST

Paper Blooms by Livia Cetti of The Green Vase

I first discovered the exquisite paper blooms of artist and stylist Livia Cetti while shopping in Paris last spring. The Astier de Villatte boutique on Rue de Tournon had four of her stunning arrangements on display, and even amid all the heavenly ceramics, Cetti’s faux florals stole the show. It’s no surprise then that her blooms can now be found in all the chicest homes from Chez Kate Schelter in New York to Rebecca de Ravenel‘s dreamy Los Angeles pad. Coveting some paper blooms of your own? Just last week, Cetti’s new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, was published and though I’m DIY-challenged (or just plain lazy), I’m determined to give it a try. In the meantime, let’s explore some of my favorite designs by Cetti below. READ POST