This is Justina Blakeney. I've had a wild design-crush on her for ages now. I should warn you, after seeing her work, you may too. Don't be suprised if you get the strong urge to travel the world, even if it's just to pick out cool objects your home. You might even find yourself sticking plants in every vacant crevice of your home. That's because you'll notice that in just about every photograph on her site, theres a plant that brings beautiful life to every room. This makes me wish I wasn't cursed with a black thumb (I'm pratically incapable of keeping any plant alive...) There's just so much to be inspired by on her site! So, I think it's about time I introduced you to Justina's work...
"[Her] space is all about creative reuse, personalization, vivid colors, bold patterns, worldly and thrifted finds, and lots and lots of plants... [Her] style is tropical and bohemian, very vintage and very cozy. [It's] about bringing the eclecticism of nature and the wild--indoors."
There's something incredibly delightful about these porcelain perfume figures, don't you think? Edinburgh based ceramics artist Rebecca Wilson is the mind behind this wonderful collection entitled... ehem... "Blow Me". She slipcast and stained porcelain figurative bottles, then accented them with knitted bulbs reclaimed from vintage perfume bottles. You can view Rebecca Wilson's entire collection and other stunning work like "Eat Me, Keep Me" and "Finest Paperware" HERE.
Oh California weather! Such a tease, giving us a gorgeous sunny weekend, just to turn into this rainy week? As if Mondays weren't hard enough to wake up for already! At least these photographs by Alexandra Valenti are helping to lift my dreary spirit. Her dark and watery scenes transform with the bright watercolors painted on top.
If only I could paint on my office window and make this day look a little brighter!
"We elevate the pennant from the confines of sports to celebrate the everyday"... The People's Pennant plans to create 1 pennant a month, 12 designers a season. They're already 3 great pieces in, and I'm really loving what I see so far! Definitely keeping my eye on this shop. You should take a peak at their VIDEO to learn about the process of creating pennants from concept to creation!
I'm so in love with these bright floor tiles by Stockholm design group Claesson Soivisto Rune. What a lovely way to add some flavor to your space! My favorite has to be the DANDELION floors in the green bathroom. They kind of remind me of plam leaves in a Frida Kahlo painting :)
It was a bittersweet return home from Coachella this year. As much as I missed my warm bed, it was worth "roughing it" in the rain this weekend. Under the protection of tents were amazing performances, art installations, and of course - CRAFTS! The Coachella Art Studios put on yet another amazing craft tent for the Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2012! I left with an adorable camp sign, a snazzy new pair of sunglasses and loads of inspiration. Below you'll find some snapshots and collected from my adventures and from the Art Studio's site. Enjoy :)
I am so thrilled to share with you the newest addition to the JSGD print collection. The piece is titled "La Luna," and it beautifully illustrates the phases of the moon in one of my most recent color-combo obsessions (salmon and navy.) How did they know!??
AND here's more exciting news: JSGD is offering to give away one of their 8"x10" print from their ETSY store to one lucky More Design Please reader! All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which print you would like from the shop, where you would hang it and why! (More details below...)
Enter for your chance to win!
• comment on this post. tell us which print you like and where you would hang it!
• include your contact info (email or blog link)
• the giveaway ends next Tuesday (4/17/12) at Midnight
for winning the La Luna print from JSGD!