So, I just looked at Nikki’s blog post from yesterday and what a super idea to feature a book! It’s also perfect because I (kind of) splurged this week on four books from a series called Documents of Contemporary Art.
It is a truly fabulous series. From the website:
“Each volume in the series is a definitive anthology on a particular theme, practice, or concern that is of central significance to contemporary visual culture. The artists and writers included in these books, like the guest editors who conceive them, represent the diversity of perspectives, generations, and voices defining art today.”
The four I bought were The Everyday, The Sublime, The Cinematic, and The Archive. But there are so many more I want like Beauty, Utopias, Appropriation, Sound, Painting, and Ruins and about a million others that seem like they would be awesome! Plus, they’re cheap and well designed.
You can check out the website here (which is also where I snagged the images from).
We’ll pretend again that Thursday morning is Wednesday night!? Sound good?
Hope everyone has had a good week!
So, let’s count Thursday midday as Wednesday – sound good? Sorry for the delay you guys!
Today I thought I would just post a sampling of blue, orange, yellow, fuzzy and not images from around the web. In anticipation of fall I’ve been feeling drawn towards these color combinations! My goodness – it seems like it was just a few weeks ago that I was celebrating the start of the summer!
Photos pulled from:
Photographer Brock Davis’ blog: http://www.itistheworldthatmadeyousmall.com
Scotch & Jazz @ Dusk: http://scotchandjazzatdusk.com/
and a Flickr discussion board about Polaroids (apple and flower).
Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Thursday!
Hello all! It’s good to be back posting!
I spend a lot of time on the internet. I have my usual circuit of about five blogs that I look at everyday and am always looking for new additions to this group. So today, while poking around (and, I admit, trying to think of something to post), I found this site called Candy Coated Universe – the blog of designer Sara Seal. All of her designs are delightful but I totally fell in love with her inspiration section just as much as her original work.
You can visit her website here.
I got all the images from her blog. The first two are her designs and the last two are from her inspiration shots.
Happy Wednesday posting day!
P.S. Here are the five blogs I look at everyday, just in case you’re interested: Design*Sponge, Cup of Jo, Rifle, Jeremy and Kathleen, and Wikstenmade.
Since I’ve been on such a watercolor kick lately, I had to share these images by Luci Everett (via Decor8). I hope you enjoy!
I’ve been working on a project for a friend, which I hope to share with you soon.
We are headed up to Michigan for our annual anniversary camping trip, and along the way we’re headed to the Battle Creek Balloon Festival with my family. There is nothing like surrounding yourself with the Great Lakes. Michigan is the best.
Happy Fourth, everyone!
The other day Drew, the other half of Made by Good, sent me a fantastic link to this website called Letterpress Daily. Each day, printer David Wolske posts an image of a piece of type – a letter, number, piece of punctuation, even ornaments – along with a black and white right reading print of it. It’s really interesting to see such a diverse display of type!
In addition to Letterpress Daily, David is half of the printing duo Smart & Wiley (see images above). They make some cool stuff!
So, check out Letterpress Daily here and Smart & Wiley here.
(all of the photos today are from the S & W website)
I am so excited for my first post here on Nikki’s blog! I thought I would start by posting some things that I have been looking at/using lately. Like I said in one of my interview responses, the arrival of summer has felt particularly wonderful this year after a (really) long winter. So, I’ve felt especially partial to any images/objects with any hint of a summery feel.
Today, I’ve included photographs (the top and bottom images) by Anna Aden, a Swedish photographer because they are oh so delightful – you can check out her website here – and a selection of some of my current paper/embellishment favorites. I recently discovered the treasure trove that is scrapbook papers – who knew there would be so many awesome vintage-y patterns!? I’m also including some images of some flower pinwheels that I have been obsessed with for months now (see images of my latest books below)! It’s always fun to find new materials in unexpected places!
Hope you enjoy the image goodies! Looking forward to next week’s post already!
P.S. I grabbed Anna Aden’s photos from her website! Be sure to follow the link above and check the rest of her stuff out! It’s awesome!
Recently, writer Michael Kimball visited BGSU for a Q&A and reading. (I just finished reading Dear Everybody yesterday, which I adored.) During his Q&A, Kimball talked about an ongoing project in which he writes a person’s life story on a postcard. He mentioned how the whole project started as a joke, but then took on a life of its own. Read the rest of this entry »
My friend Hannah has a wonderful blog called Good Books. She recently blogged about one of my artist books “Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep.” You can check it out here Make sure to check out the rest of her blog too!
She is currently working on a cassette tape package for the band Panther Piss. I love the vintage colouring mixed with an edgier feel.
I’m excited to see what else Hannah churns out with her newly purchased letterpress! Thanks for the post, Hannah!
Today I adhered red-paper-circle-punches to wood painted with gouache. I wrote three poems. I read some too. I walked lots, I drank coffee, I played with a puppy and kitties. Today was a good day.