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Is it wrong that I do a lot of pinning on Pinterest while breastfeeding my little one? Don’t get me wrong.. feeding time is very much a bonding experience for me… buuuutttttt when it starts to cross the 45 minute mark, I figure that I can bond just as well by having one eye on my laptop? That’s ok isn’t it???! Well – i’ve been finding some bloody lovely stuff in the process! Check out the fabulous imagery below from a multitude of talented people (see our ‘Bicycle’ Pinterest board for a closer inspection). I might make this a regular ‘Pinterest  Discovery’ feature as have sooo much lovely stuff to share… watch this space…

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I have been in love with the floral paintings of Lulie Wallace for ages now. There’s something so feminine about them, maybe it’s the colours I don’t know, but at the same time they manage to be ballsy and bold. I also love her use of pattern, it manages to make the backgrounds of her paintings as interesting as the subject matter. It’s so rare to come across an artist with such a large body of work and to love every piece but I genuinely do. And looking on her website tonight she has a new section of landscape paintings  – who knew! AND to top it all off she also has a range of fabrics you can purchase by the yard or ready made as cushions and bags. All lovely but I’m saving for a painting!

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We’ve been huge admirers of Sanna Annukka’s work for many years, and so we thought we’d check out her latest work as it’s been a while since we’ve taken a peek – and we needed our fix! It’s safe to say that we LOVE Sanna’s prints below.. Each print is a limited edition silk screen print on
285gsm Fabriano Rosapina, signed and numbered by Sanna herself. We just adore her patterns and palettes combined with her simple shapes and compositions. Just lovely. We’re also liking her tea-light holders and Soul Bird piece below too… Yep – we want it alllllll!!!!

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Wow. That Laine Fraser is a clever so and so isn’t she? There I was marvelling at her website, full of illustrations, designs and collages (is there nothing she can’t do?!) when I clicked on a link to a site called Tassel and Gaine. Not only does Laine work as a Senior Graphic Designer for iconic Australian stationery brand Typo, she has enjoyed a successful career incorporating a number of disciplines including brand identity, advertising & marketing collateral, magazine cover & layout design, textile design for both apparel & homewares, through to designing gift cards, wrap, craft/scrapbooking product, stationery items, custom illustration & design.  But not content with a career history like that, NOW she has set up her own boutique homewares label Tassel & Gaine with her friend, Fleur Harris. Phew. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. I love, love, love the idea of the double sided cushions, why has nobody thought of this before? Take a look below at a selection of her design and homewares ranges. Wowsers, that’s one busy lady.

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We love the dark, macabre and yet strangely cheerful work of Elzo Durt. His designs can be found gracing the covers of magazines, on festival and gig posters, newspapers and also for skate and snowboarding brands such as Carrhart, Rome and Flip, and for clothing brands like Lacoste and Step Art. Elzo was born in Brussels in 1980, and following an adolescence drenched in skateboarding and punk culture, he graduated in 2003 with a degree in graphic design and began to flood Belgium with his psychedelic and punkoïd images. We love it! We hope you do too?! His prints are stunning – check out his shop here for a browse over his silkscreens – all available online.

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These hauntingly beautiful illustrations are the work of Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson. Somehow Mats manages to include so much detail in works with just a few brush strokes. You can practically feel every ruffle and feather in the dresses he paints and the models show such elegance and grace. There is something very refreshing about the medium of watercolour used in editorial, particularly in the world of fashion illustration but if this is the result it should be used more!

Along with watercolour Mats also uses pastel and cut-out paperworks to achieve his instantly recognisable works. Now living in New York, Mats began his career in the seventies fighting back against the surge of photography being used in editorial work at that time. His fashion and portrait illustrations have been included in editorial publications such as French and Italian Vogue, The New Yorker, and Visionaire, and he has created advertising art for Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garçons.

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We’ve some lovely new prints from our talented friend Ros Shiers today.. Say hello to Albert, Baxter, Bert, Ferris and Leonard. Aren’t they adorable? And perfect for any pooch-lover.. Our favourite has to be Leonard, though we feel bad for having favourites! Especially when they’re all looking at us with those puppy dog eyes!! Ok (sigh) we love you all….

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Some lurrrverly prints courtesy of Sjoerd Piepenbrink, aka. Yetiland. We don’t know too much about this talented fella other than knowing he lives in Heiloo, a small coastal village near Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and likes cheese and petting his imaginary cats. But we DO know that his illustrations are bloody lovely. Nuff said.

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We featured the work of Steven Quinn a little while ago here, but after seeing his recent new works we just had to share a few more! His collage work covers an abundance of themes, but most evident is the apocalyptic thread running through much of his work. There is a great deal of collage work in vogue this year, so we love seeing artists and designers who are clearly masters of their craft. And Steven is definitely that. You can see a lot of his portfolio on flickr, but what’s so crazy that this is just what he creates in his down-time, undertaking a great deal of digital animation and moving image projects the rest of the time. Seeing as though the UK is experiencing it’s own apocalyptic wind-battering this morning outside, we felt another visit to Steven’s work felt quite appropriate!

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How utterly charming is the work of Texas-based illustrator Eric Comstock?! Friday’s are good anyway, but this is making ours even brighter! Eric’s clients include the likes of Land of Nod, Hallmark, Shutterfly, TeNeues, Moda Fabrics, Oopsy Daisy, Graniph and many others, and we can see why he’s a popular chappie.. Check out more here folks. Enjoy…

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