Just when I was feeling oh so uninspired, Valerie Rubinaccio emailed me with a gorgeous submission. Her stunning black and white photos and her geometric landscapes are simply gorgeous. Valerie is a Brooklyn based artist (how did you guess) and in addition to her photography, she makes jewelry and smart totes. Thank you for reminding me why I love blogging. Shake it Valerie!
British designer, Tracy Wilkinson launched TW Workshop earlier this year for her new collection of handmade ceramics, one of a kind furniture and home accessories. I love her planters, ceramic vessels intricately woven with wicker and twine. The rustic, handmade look would be a wonderful way to warm up a modern space—especially this time of year! She has a masters degree in fashion and textile design from the royal college of art, and now lives and works in LA. Shake it Tracy.
“Would you like to play a game?” Yes, I’m quoting the 80′s movie War Games! Anyway…how wonderful are the “War Games” by Fredericks & Mae?! Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen are an art/design team who create unique and often unexpected objects for the home. What a fun gift for the design lover in your life. Shake it.
Rebecca Rothfus documents her fascination with cell phone towers in her minimal paintings. She incorporates abstract, geometric imagery representative of sound waves and rays of sun to further idealize the cell towers. She says “they carry with them a feeling of optimism and progress yet serve as a reminder of our dependence on technology and rapid development of land.” Shake it Rebecca.
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Eric Soderberg is a Cross-media artist who works with visual and auditory design. Living in Stockholm, Sweden, he specializes in creating and editing images for print and web. Most of his commercial work is related to retouch, 3D and graphics. One of his many talents is releasing his own tracks on vinyl and providing sound systems with special tunes – so called dub plates. Shake it Eric.
Dreampaper – llustration and digital collages by Ceren Kilic - Shake it Ceren.
Laura Redburn is a 25-year-old collage and mixed media artist living in Cardiff, Wales. Laura says she is inspired by color, animals, nature, old films, science fiction and vivid imagination. She likes to create snapshots from dreams and other worlds in her work, leaving the viewer to reflect upon their own dreams, imagination and experiences, to gather their own meaning from the illustrations. That big, brown bear just makes me smile, I love him. Shake it Laura.
Illustrator and silkscreen artist Kate Banazi is a Londoner living down under in Sydney. I have read a number of interviews looking for a summary of her work—what I found is this wonderful quote “I think my favourite aspect is that nothing really ever goes to plan, ink never goes down perfectly evenly, colours are always slightly unexpected. There’s an air of anticipation that is quite exciting. Some of the pieces of work I do are like a painting and have up to 40 layers, so there’s alot that can go wrong or be a happy accident. Every piece of work that I have a fondness for, didn’t go to plan, it took me in a completely unexpected direction due to a mistake or something wrong that turned it into something right.” Oh my word, shake it Kate.
I wasn’t in the market for a new set of arrows but these decorative handmade arrows by Fredericks and Mae caught my eye. With different colors and feathers each one is unique—perfect for a personal gallery wall of favorite finds. Shake it.
Seattle artist Shaun Kardinal creates these wonderful, embroidered mixed media pieces. He says – “I am constantly inspired by, frustrated with, raving about, and occasionally crushed by the work around me. I cannot see enough of it. I must always hear more of it. Even when I’ve worn myself out of it.” Shake it Shaun.