Huntz Liu

by Joanna on January 21, 2015


Cut paper is one of those art forms that requires precision and patience. Those traits alone are impressive! But I was especially drawn to these because of the wonderful hues that the artist employs.

Huntz Liu creates multi-faceted, layered worlds of colorful paper—you almost can get lost in them. He is always adding more work, so be sure to follow him on Instagram to view (and marvel at) his latest pieces.

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 { Images via Huntz Liu; found on The Jealous Curator }




FOG Design+Art

by Anh-Minh on January 15, 2015

FogFair1One of my favorite local events officially gets underway today at Fort Mason in San Francisco: Fog Design+Art. The second edition of the contemporary show runs through Sunday, and will feature dozens of exhibitors from all over the country as well as panel discussions, screenings, and presentations.

Meg and I attended last night’s opening gala, and it was a packed house. I’m hoping to return to get a closer at some of the works, as well as check out items on the schedule, like the Chinati: Donald Judd’s Ideal presentation and The Artist is Present Marina Abramović screening. There’s also a great pop-up shop, called 21POP, curated by event designer extraordinaire Stanlee GattiColpa Press‘ on-site creation of Riso prints featuring Nathalie Du Pasquier’s Memphis patterns; and a pop-up version of the fantastic local eatery Cotogna.

You can get details on tickets and the schedule over at the Fog Design+Art site.

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Evelina Blomquist

by Joanna on January 14, 2015


These ceramics by Swedish artist Evelina Blomquist have a lovely sensibility about them: Modern, delicate, and simple, they gracefully merge function and form. Sweden has always been on my travel wish list and, now, at the tippy-top of the itinerary is a visit to Evelina’s pottery work space. Bonus: There’s a shop attached to her studio!

P.S. I was also thrilled to discover that she’s on Instagram. The images she shares are just beautiful.

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{ Images via Evelina Blomquist }

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The Garden Edit

by Joanna on January 13, 2015


It seems like many parts of country have been experiencing a cold spell lately. If you’re feeling especially impatient for spring/warmer weather, there’s always the option of bringing the outdoors in and The Garden Edit is just the way to do so.

This online shop is brimming with everything you could possibly need to curate and cultivate a well-designed garden. Founded by John Tebbs, an English gardener, The Garden Edit has a gorgeous array of handmade planters, copper trowels, elegant watering cans, and more.

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 { Images via The Garden Edit }

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The Design Deck

by Anh-Minh on January 9, 2015

thedesigndeck1When it comes to collections, I tend to favor objects that can easily be displayed or stored—for example, matchbooks and playing cards. I recently came across The Design Deck by Ben Barrett-Forrest and just might have to add it to my assortment of the latter. Each of the 52 cards features useful information about graphic design, such as typography, color theory, techniques, and history.

The Design Deck was made possible through a Kickstarter campaign, which included a video with Ben explaining what it is and why he created it.

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