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Spotlight: Simona Ciraolo

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Today, we’re talking about Simona Ciraolo, an illustrator and children’s book author.

Simona’s illustration (seen above) of a little girl with a pink top knot and a tiger best friend to read books with is just… everything. It’s just like, how did she KNOW? There’s even an inquisitive lemur for good measure. I’d like to move in, please and thanks.

For more of Simona’s work, visit her website: http://simonaciraolo.com/



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REVAMP! #watchthisspace

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Ladies and Gents, it’s time to get down to business.

This blog has been a pet project of mine for a while now. It’s been a beauty blog, a fashion blog, a design blog, and everything inbetween. Like a pre-teen trying to find its way into a clique. So awkward. Anywhoo, the search is over, folks. This blog will henceforth alternate between food and design (my two favorite things!)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I’ll be sharing my favorite recipes and current kitchen escapades.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, I’ll be featuring artists and designers that have caught my eye. Basically, if you’re an artist and your work makes me jealous, I’ll be talking about you. If you’d like to submit your work for consideration, give a shout.

So that’s the rundown, everybody. This is going to be great…I feel it in my bones!




ps: the image on the right is by Jacob Sutton. His photos are dreamy! #swoon

Check out his work here.

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Spotlight: Berta Salinas






Before I came across Berta Salinas’ work, I would’ve described embroidery as “kitschy” or “retirement home-y.” Clearly, I was wrong! I mean, the subject of the series of embroideries above is cannibalism. Cannibalism. She’s superseded kitsch, and I love it.

Also, Berta Salinas is a badass artist from Madrid. You can see more of her work here. She sells her embroideries here.

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Spotlight: Eric Marinovich + DoNotOpen.IT

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I mean really, the medium, the craft, the price?! Worth every penny. Sign me up.

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Spotlight: Oliver Jeffers

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Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 5.41.58 PMOliver Jeffers, a Brooklyn-based artist, made these paintings (the series is called: “Dictators and Hair”). I think he had a fun time painting them, you know? And subsequently I’m having a fun time viewing them! Win/win.

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This and That



A little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

This: a piece by Devin Powers
That: a look from Celine F/W 2013
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This and That





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