Monthly Archives: January 2012

[print of the week]

This week we have Cathy McMurray’s print entitled Bloom. She is a multimedia artist hailing from Portland, Oregon. After teaching high school art in Eugene, OR for ten years, she decided to pursue another dream: owning her own retail store which sold artwork from local artists, but since 2009 she has been pursuing her own art full time. You’ll find a link to her Flickr account at the bottom of the page where you can see all the art she’s created in the past year. Find her Etsy shop here.

 [The Fine Print]
  • Print of an original mixed media work
  • Image: 4.5" x 6.25"
  • Image with border: 8.5" x 11"
  • Signed on front
  • Printed on lovely Hahnemuhle sugar cane paper
  • $18 plus shipping
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    Over the past few months I have been finding more and more design blogs by people living in Europe that are amazing. It is so refreshing, and their curated posts are always deliciously mod and fresh. Here are few of my favs that you should probably check out if you and I are style friends.

    [Confession] Yeah, I have no idea what any of these blog names mean and I sometimes can’t even understand what Google Chrome tries to translate for me, therefore until I learn Norwegian, Icelandic, and French these will be mainly picture blogs for me! The beautiful thing about these blogs is that, hey, there’s still amazing pictures that need no translation!

    Click the pictures to be amazingly transported to the blog!

    Miluccia from France

    ÓLÖF JAKOBÍNA from Iceland

    le 13 zor from Belgium

    fjellby from Norway

    fine little day from Sweden

    [music monday]

    José González is a hypnotic folk guitarist and singer, born and raised in Sweden. His music is mostly acoustic, swelling with eerie reverb. It’s reminiscent of cold, winter mornings in a forest home somewhere in the arctic; I’m talking that terrible minute after you escape the warm bed before the sun is up and the fireplace is lit.  Intimate, primitive.

    Teardrop is a cover of the amazing Massive Attack song that is just as awesome. It’s amazing how Jose can turn this trip-hop masterpiece into an acoustic folk song and still capture the epicness. Just amazing.

    If there’s one thing I love about kitchens, it’s open shelving. Seriously, it sometimes has me weak at the knees. Honestly, it may just be because of the thought of being able to vainly display my carefully-curated collection of dishes that I thoroughly adore.
    Here are the best of the best, people (in my opinion.)

    from The Sugar Mountain

    from Country Living

    from Design*Sponge

    from Decor8


    [an etsy shop spotlight]

    Deep End Mug

    Clam Lab is Clair Catillaz, currently sculpting, homebrewing, and living in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. She’s been pounding out modern ceramic lovelies for Clam Lab since 2009, but she’s no newbie to having clay-crusted clothes. She and her mom took their first ceramic class when she was 12. I’m not sure how I happened upon Clam Lab but I’ve been drooling over her pieces ever since and pinning them to Pinterest like crazy.
    Click here for a great little collection of photographs showing Clair’s process and a wee interview at the end.

    Click on any photo to see it in the shop.

    Custom Dinnerware Set in Oatmeal

    Raw Chocolate Teapot

    Berry Bowl

    Chocolate Tea Bowl

    Everything Bowl in Chocolate

    Nesting Bowl Trio

    [print of the week]

    This week we’ve got Christopher David Ryan aka CDR and his Birds Print. He is a New England-based graphic artist + illustrator whose hands are in a number of interesting projects. “Since 2005 [his] shop has been a marketplace for CDR’s work in all of its forms; prints, books, tees and various other bits & bobs,” according to his shop.

    Check out his website here.

    [The Fine Print]
    • Museum grade archival digital print 
    • 100% cotton, Giclee paper 
    • 9 x 12 Inches ($18)
    or 18 x 24 Inches ($48)
    • Unframed 
    • Printed in the USA

    Click here to see the print in his shop.