I have long been a fan of West Elm’s modern, organic, slightly boho aesthetic and love to sneak their pieces into projects with both high and low budgets. That said, like most big box stores, it is sometimes hard to get past the mass-produced look and feel of their stuff. Clearly, they were hip to this thorn in their side because they have begun collaborating with all kinds of artistic, creative people and the resulting vibe is one that is fresh, collected, personal and modern. All things that I strive for in my projects. Take a look at some of the collaborators and see if you don’t agree.
People always ask me where they can find interesting art without breaking the bank. I just checked out today’s sales on One Kings Lane and was thrilled to see a bunch of pretty great pieces from emerging artists on offer. A few of my faves are below but make sure to check out the sale for yourself and hurry- sale ends Thursday night!Read the rest of this post »
I was talking to a friend today and Etsy came up. It got me thinking that I hadn’t really trolled through their groovy and diverse offerings in a while so I thought this week, we’d check them out together. For those of you who don’t know, Etsy is an online marketplace whose motto is “Buy, Sell and Live Handmade”. What that translates into for you is a wonderful opportunity to buy some beautiful, handmade items directly from the artist or artisan. It takes some patience to wade through the myriad pages of goods but I have found it is well worth it. Today, let’s focus on some art, shall we?
Nothing I am showing you is above $250. Most of these pieces are $75 and under and most are small. Imagine a wall hung with all of them! I am…
There is photography:
Spring, 8×12, Strawberry Skies Art
Barceloneta, 8×10, Bomobob
Cruz, aka Jalesa, Columbus, OH. 2007, 8×10, pigment print, Molly Landreth. I love Jalesa.
Colleen, Mills College, Oakland, CA. 2005, 8×10, pigment print, Molly Landreth