Curate 1k23. May 2013
Came across this cool site called Curate 1k that has loads of pieces of art on it that are for sale. It’s run by a lady named Norah, she scours the internet to find $1000 worth of beautiful, affordable artwork each and every week. So if you are keen to find some pretties for your walls, click here.
Here are some pieces that took my arty fancy…
Instant Grass – interiors21. May 2013
Nick and I designed Instant Grass’s new space in Braamfontein a few months ago and now we finally have a decent collection of photos that we can share. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and sourcing things, we had some stuff custom made for the space and then other things were sourced from here there and everywhere.
We made the 14-seater table, the bike chandelier, the honeycomb stools, the crate bookshelf and the painting of the team that work there. We were so happy with how everything came out. Yay us. Hee.
Sally Ross17. May 2013
I came across this artist named Sally Ross on Design Files and thought I would share her work with you guys. Her paintings look very labour intensive, what with all the tiny dots and lines that make up most of what you are looking at, which is pretty amazing. The blog I found her on interviewed her in her studio, so if you like what you see and want to read more about her, click here.
- My process is simple – found photograph, composition drawing, then paint (Lukas oil paints on linen).
When I find an image I wish to paint, a sort of recognition takes place and then I just do it. The actual painting is time-consuming, tuning up the image always seem to require further detail, more observation. A work can take from weeks to many months to complete. I do work on several canvases at once, they tend to feed off each other.
Travis and Maike – home sweet home16. May 2013
This is the lovely home of Travis and Maike McNeill who live in Cape Town and own welovepictures. They got featrued on Design Sponge, which is pretty damn cool, even though I think they did Design Sponge a favour because their home is so awesome.
I have never ever met these 2, but Maike seems like the sweetest person, even though we are only Instagram friends she sent me a gift in the mail that reminded her of me – nice hey? I would love to see this home in real life, maybe one day I will and maybe one day I will get to meet these super talented photographers, but for now I will just appreciate their home through their magic lenses.
Depeapa14. May 2013
Depeapa is label made by one Miss Verónica de Arriba from Granada Spain. I have blogged about her work before, but now she has some new stuff up on her site that I thought I would share with you guys because I think they are just too lovely. She makes all sorts of things from kitchen stuff to jewellery to clothes to prints to photos and all in this quirky and clean style.
Her ‘his and her’ tea towels and tea tray would look so nice in our new kitchen, which is located in our new flat that we are mooooooooving into soon. Heeee, will tell you all about it a bit later. But for now check out Depeapa’s stuff and maybe spoil yourself with a little purchase or 2 or 3.
Escif – amazing13. May 2013
Came across these street paintings by a Spanish artist named Escif. I have never seen anything like them. Imagine seeing such unusual but super cool work on our streets. I think a lot of his pieces hold political messages, some I understand, some I don’t. I just know that I like his style a lot.
Check out more of his work here.