Actress turned artist Laura Berger has a talent for creating cool, often comical paintings that look like something from the 70’s with geometric shapes and neutral colour palettes.
Seng Soun Ratanavanh is an artist and illustrator born in Laos, she currently lives in France working in French publishing where she has recently illustrated a couple of children’s books. She is fascinated with Japanese culture, using traditional motifs and print in her work such as origami paper, kimono fabric and urban Japanese landscapes.
I love it when I come across an artist who completely inspires me and sparks my creative juices! Jonas Wood did just that. I started working on a new design over the weekend and hopefully it will be finished by the end of the week.
Early 20th Century American art plays a big part in inspiring Jonas Wood’s work along with cubism and pop art. Unusually he combines oil and acrylic in his work to produce an overall flatness. Wood’s painting content is mainly home interiors and familiar landscapes. His humble aesthetic approach towards his subjects produces a disorientating sense of space within his paintings. Within the spaces, furnishings, plant life and memorabilia seem cluttered and squashed together, ‘using the domestic as a departure point for escapism, the claustrophobic compositions expand into an internal dream like space’. Wood’s interpretation of colour transforms into mock up collage paintings that echo his predecessors work. Jonas Wood is an L.A artist and is still relatively new. Take a look at his work below (it was hard to choose what to display here as all his work is fun to look at!)
I have been meaning to blog about this designer for quite some time ever since I saw some of her bedlinen. Margo Selby is a textile designer who creates complex geometric patterns and woves them into furnishings and clothing. She trained at Chelsea College of Art London and since her first collection in 2003 she has done various project work with huge names such as Farrow & Ball, The British Museum and John Lewis.
Selby’s patterns and the colour threads she chooses to bring together remind me of 1970s interiors. Her designs are sharp with clashes of colour producing a contemporary cutting edge look to her collections. See her website for a closer look. I really like her cushions in particular, they are bright and bring colour to any room. Problem is though once you buy one thing you want the whole set as most of her prints span across all furnishings!