We came across Belgium-based photographer and designer Manon Wethly’s blog Clique Chique and fell in love with her work. One of her series is called “Flying Stuff” where she captures amazing images literally flying. She uses coffee, milk, juice, water and other drinks and pairs it with the background to make sure the colors and form work together. We adore this one called “Milky Way” – the milk and the sky just look too perfect to be real – can you believe that she says most of her photos are captured with her iPhone?
We are amazed by New York-based artist Eric Cahan’s work. Cahan’s current project, Sky Series, which he captured on his extensive travels is what caught our attention. Each piece of work is titled by the time and location of its creation. Cahan says it’s almost like a journal to keep track of his travels, “During my travels, I discover what I want to document. My works are titled to remind me of the experience, both visually and spiritually.” As viewers, we get to be part of his journey in a way. We were drawn to this specific photograph, “41.052491,-71.95825 Sunset 8:10pm,” as it essentially tells a color story. Interestingly, Cahan uses Photoshop very little to create the color curves. He uses colored resin filters and holds them in front of the lens while shooting. It takes a specific artist and one that is well-versed to create the work that Cahan creates and we admire him for that.
British fashion photographer Tim Walker has had us ooh-ing and ahh-ing for the past decade within the pages of Vogue. Tim Walker’s magical and humorous style is now on exhibition called “Story Teller” at the Somerset House until January 27, 2013. If we could make it to London before January, we would love to get an even closer look into his fantasy world that he creates in each of his photos. But for now, here are some of our favorites…
Lately, we’ve been really into this printmaking studio called Haven Press, started by Mark Herschede in Brooklyn, New York. There’s a certain something about it, maybe it’s their old world technique combined with modern technology or their traditional craftsman sensibility, that sets them apart from the rest. They feature multiple artists they have worked with on their website, and each of them are so unique and definitely worth checking out. One of our favorites is an interactive poster conceptualized by Roland Tiango. The artist describes his work best: “A poster the recipient completes by revealing spot-varnished type with hands made dirty by handling the poster, the back of which is coated with powdered pigment.” Haven Press also offers workshops for aspiring printmakers, or those who just want to get in touch with their creative side and learn a new craft. Their workshops cover everything from letterpress to screen-printing, and they’re all $300 or less! Whatever printing idea you might have, Mark is sure to be the one that can turn that vision into a reality.
Most of us spend a lot of our time staring at our computers at our offices, and Bri Emery of DesignLoveFest, is bringing some life to our desktops for FREE! You may not be allowed to put real wallpaper up in your office, so that’s why you should “Dress Your Tech” with some digital wallpaper! Bri Emery is a design pro and we love reading her blog everyday – from style posts to DIY projects to business advice (she runs a boot camp class called BlogShop that teaches anyone and everyone how they can jazz up their blog with Photoshop) – she’s a lady that knows a whole lot. We are currently rocking “You Got This” desktop wallpaper for a little end of the week Friday encouragement, but we also love this “Boom” design.
Boom. Happy Friday, all!
We stumbled across Cathie Hong’s etsy shop Ampersandity, and fell in love with her calligraphy. Her hand-lettering is crafty, elegant and classic. We think her calligraphy adds that special touch to any thank you card, thinking of you note, holiday card and really anything she writes on for that matter. Her blog and Pinterest (recently named one of the most powerful pinners in the world!) has some of the most beautiful photos to look at too. I guess you can say we are definitely digging Cathie’s style!
We are in complete admiration for Ariele Alasko’s reclaimed furniture work. She describes herself as a “builder, a fixer, and a do-it-myselfer,” and if you take a look at her amazing blog Brooklyn To West, it really looks like she can create just about anything. She has even built an entire restaurant and almost all of her apartment (in Brooklyn) from scratch! What we especially praise Ariele for is her super intricate herringbone and patterned designs…there’s even one of her table tops that we think looks an awful lot like our Acacia Skinny Herringbone Tuxedo Pant. What do you think?