Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Stitch Witch: Naomi Ryder

Naomi Ryder has some beautifully stitched illustrations. A little reminiscent of Egon Schiele. She leaves the ends of the strings hanging to give the feeling of quick little sketches that have just been plucked from an old sketchbook. So feminine and lovey.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

All I want for Christmas is a Moleskine

As I was researching the name of the publishing company of ABC3D by Marion Bataille to give to a friend, I came across a super cool video of someone flipping the pages. Absolutely lovely.

But, as it goes on Thee Olde Interweb, I got led over to some other really lovely videos. Different artists filled up their Moleskine sketchbooks and someone filmed a flip through.

Really inspiring. Considering that "fill a sketchbook" is number 19 on my 101 in 1001 list. If you haven't made a 101-things-to-do-in-1001-days list yet get started here. It seems remanicient of Miranda July's Learning to Love You More.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Post-Postmodern Post

Despite having one of the worst names of an art movement ever (second only to Dadaism), this post is not about the Post-postmodern movement. Or maybe it is. If Post-post modernism is based on sincerity, I think she's got it all right! Especially with these.

Along with earrings, Amber Zezeck over at Brookadelphia has a really sweet line of necklaces.

So eat your Post-postmodernist heart out Morgan Spurlock.
Why don't you supersize this Morgan Spurlock.
Smooch Brookadelphia's Post-postmodernist butt Morgan Spurlock.

When did this become a Post-postmodernist competition? Aaacckk, they have to come up with a new name.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Loving the Macabre and ABBA

As you may or may not know I am a big fan of the macabre. Death, dying and the dead to name a few. All that is scary, really. So, as it goes, I love carnivorous plants.

This girl, who is nameless, made a calender full of them.

This is what I know of her:
-she has a sweet blog
-makes awesome prints
-Bay Area, CA /Phoenix, AZ based
-likes cats and ABBA

She made a repeat pattern of ABBA! Who does that?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kime Buzzelli


These are some of the most awesome illustrations that I've seen in a long, long while.

Kime Buzzelli is an LA based "painter-clothing maker, shop owner". You can find her over at her very own blog, The Moldy Doily.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Get Clean

Without moving too far out of the world of design and too far into the world of novelty I thought I'd bring you this lovely shower curtain.

This post is inspired by Jeremy Fish's Skulls and Bunnys shower curtain from Upper Playground available at Design Public for $45.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Classy Glassy

My husband, Jonas, had the pleasure of working with Amy Rueffert at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wa.

So the legend goes...she bought a truck load of high temperature decals (originally used in ceramics) off of ebay. She applies the decals directly to the glass and puts a coating of clear glass over them.

And I have the pleasure of hanging these lovely bananas on my dining room wall.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Color Me Badd

Last week I was whisked away to sunny Minnesota to take the FM 100 Hue Test at a major retailers headquarters. You can take it online here.

Zero is the best score that you can get and anywhere between zero and 16 is a superior rank. I am happy to tell you that I ranked superior!

So I thought it would be nice bring you some really beautiful color studies.
Craig Kanarick has a bunch of really lovely digital prints on sale at Rock Made.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Australia is for Lovers (or lovelys)

Australia is really coming onto the textile scene full force. With hand made small run screened prints they are putting themselves on the design map. Lara Camron is no exception. Her one and two color prints are lovely and simple.Make sure you stop by Kirin Notebook Lara's textile blog. She highlights the ins and outs of being an artist.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Creature Features

Hello Readers. I just wanted to let you know about a few new features I added to Just Lovely.

Subscribe - subscribe to Just Lovely and receive automatic updates of posts.

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Creatures by Charley Harper

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Go West

Julie West is one of my favorite illustrators. She has such beautiful lines. I got a chance to see a few of her paintings at Blue Bottle gallery in Seattle. And I'm happy to report she paints all those lovely little lines by hand.

She has some really lovely analogous and complementary color schemes.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Vote Y'all

I hope everyone voted today!!
Just in case you needed to right a few notes about the election Hello World Press has printed this adorable little bipartisan notebook.

A beautifully designed poster with a quote from Elizabeth Cady Stanton from Anagram Press.

They listed this little fun fact paragraph below the picture of the poster on their shop website:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) spent her life in pursuit of women's rights. She wrote many speeches delivered by Susan B. Anthony, who said Stanton "forged the thunderbolts" that she delivered as they worked together for women's suffrage. Stanton raised seven children and organized the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848 but died without ever casting her vote before the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.

Although the picture above is super fuzzy I could not pass it up. It's a tee shirt from Elloh displaying U.S. Presidential facial hair. With an honorable mention to Van Buren on the back.

And of course, Jonathan Adler did it again. He dressed up his donkey and elephant banks for the occasion.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Just an update:
I'm going to be posting on Friday instead of Thursday from now on. So remember to check in before you go to your super sweet Friday night penny farthing bash.

Halloween or Bust

I scoped this super cute Halloween card out on the Bust Magazine website.

The artists name is Samantha Hahn and has a bunch of cute prints at Maquette you can find it here. (I learned hypertext!)
And here are some really beautiful carved pumpkins from Martha Don't ask for any carving tips though, these guys are out of my league.

These next little guys are from our annual sugar skull decorating party! To celebrate a favorite holiday in our house, Dia de la Meurtos.
Thank you dear readers for the great feedback. I will do my best to keep having interesting posts and learning to be a better blog-ette.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fine Feathered Friends

So, all of the girls in your neighborhood are wearing feathered hair clips but you don't know where to find them or how to wear them...

Look no further. Here are a few Ideas. Above is a beautiful rock-a-billy vintage style in auburn, brown and ginger for $20 at Baby Girl Boutique.

The middle clip is in a yellow roof shingle design and attached to a headband. It's kind of art deco-y. Don't you think? This one is $32 from Charm School Designs who boast the first ever feather headband. So if you want the original I suggest looking into this one.

The small brown one is my favorite because it looks the most versatile for day into night. You can find it @ Bona Drag for $15.
And last of all... This is the one I wore for my own wedding. It was hand made in London out of ostrich feathers. I didn't know ostriches were indigenous to the UK. Well isn't that lovely.
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