I love these animal portraits by Berkley Illustration available at The Land of Nod. The Land of Nod is a home decor website targeted towards kids rooms (I’ve been working on a bedroom design plan for my 3-year-old nephew!), but it has a lot of room decor that could work for any art and design lover’s home. I’ll be featuring more great pieces from The Land of Nod this week.
I’ve been seeing traditional oil portraits hung in interior spaces all over the web recently in lookbooks, Pinterest boards, and interior blog posts.They’re everywhere! Do you remember this post where I questioned the saleability of my own artwork? Well, apparently portrait art as home decor is coming back as a modern trend. Hooray!
In case you were thinking of hopping on this trend bandwagon, I do work on commission. Wink wink. Contact me!
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You can certainly find decorative letters and symbols for your walls at Urban Outfitters and West Elm, but how about supporting some independent artisans on Etsy? When browsing Etsy for a recent project, I ran across Edie’s Lab based in Houston, Texas. This design duo met in design school and are now married and making art! They create letters, symbols, and furniture in all sort of styles using eco-friendly materials including non-toxic paint.
I studied Biology for the first three years of college before switching to English. My favorite class was by far Organic Chemistry II lab. They may not sound like fun activities but setting up a titration system, extracting caffeine from a tea bag, and making banana oil from various chemicals are like really big, awesome art projects. I promise. I love equally the sciences and the arts; they’re both beautiful to me and full of endless learning, which I also love. When I came across these illustrations by Daniel Seex, I fell in love with them instantly for their combination of chemistry and graphic design…plus, there is a caffeine illustration, which equals instant attraction for me.
“Before I was an illustrator, I studied Chemistry. I was never much good at it, for me the best reactions involved always involved something changing colour! (I once did something called the Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Clock Reaction where a solution changes from colourless to orange to blue then back to colourless then to orange and so on and so on, it’s still one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.) Anyway, I always loved seeing how things fitted together and playing with molymods and things and this is a wee tribute to those times…” said Daniel.
He also created some pretty cool patterned maps.
I love this illustration by WHOM? It makes me giggle.
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