Herman Miller Picnic Posters, Colourful Ceramics, Great Food: 3 things I found on the internet this week

  1. The Herman Miller Summer Picnic Poster Collection

    Well, it’s Herman Miller.  International design icon and maker of awesome things.  But, did you know that one of Steve Frykholm’s (now the VP of Creative Design) first tasks as a designer for Herman Miller was to create a poster for the company picnic?  And that this collection of event posters has grown to epic proportions.  Check out the amazing visuals and link to the fantastic interview by Amber Bravo below.  WHY_PicnicPosters_08WHY_PicnicPosters_03Link back to the Herman Miller Why blog here

  2. Heather Braun Dahl, Dahlhausart.com

    Perhaps you’ll recognize the artwork of Heather Braun Dahl, Vancouver based ceramics artist, and painter.  I’ve loved and gifted her 2009 Poppy themed vases several times over.Dahlhaus Ceramics and ArtworkBut it’s her colourful new designs that are currently pulling at my purse strings. Like these…

    www.dahlhausart.com
    http://www.dahlhausart.com

    and these… Big+dot+mug Check out more at www.dahlhausart.com 

  3. Food 52

    Aside from the jaw-dropping, hunger-inducing visuals this site offers a plethora of recipes, has an amazing shop full of well designed products, and has a mission that appeals to foodies, planet lovers and hungry people everywhere:

    Photo: Food52
    Photo: Food52

    “…to bring cooks together from all over to exchange recipes and ideas and to support each other in the kitchen. We wanted to create a buzzing place for others who do what we do all day long: talk about food!…We believe that if you want to eat better, and you want to help change our food system, you need to cook. Maybe not all the time, but some. You don’t have to eat local foods every day; you don’t have to shop at the farmers market every week. But it’s good to try. We’re not extremists in a cult of purity, slow-foodness, or locavorosity. We’re realists who believe in applying the best aspects of those food movements to our everyday lives.” – Food52 The Food52 community submits recipes, like this tomato tart  by Phyllis Grant  which I will be sure to cook up this week while the tomatoes are at the peak of season on the west coast. 5bff8be5-76a6-49d5-bd2f-1f17f829524e--tomatocheesetart1
    Regardless of where you live or how you eat, these is something for everyone on this site.

    Bon Apetite!

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Be Bright

So, remember those fantastic watercolours I was geeking out over a few weeks back?  I’ve found the time to create some  bright images that I am pleased to make available on the shop today.   I love how these bold hues practically jump into the room.  Click here for more details.

The Summer Collection
The Summer Collection

Summer collection

For some more inspiration on how to add bright to your home design, check out the always dapper Will Taylor AKA Mr. Bazaar of Bright Bazaar.  This blog is full of fantastic imagery and endless inspiration for colourful living.

Picture perfect.

It’s photoshoot time!  So pleased to be working with Leanne Liakos Photography on the staging and imaging of my paintings for the Off You Go Paper Co. Shop.  There are a few shots here but check out the full product line at http://offyougopaperco.com/collections/all   Can’t wait to put our curated collections up next.

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One Time, In Villefranch-Sur-Mer. Watercolour.
These Are Not Dots.  Watercolour. Reproduced on 100% Cotton Rag, Archival Paper
These Are Not Dots. Watercolour. Reproduced on 100% cotton rag, archival paper

You can view Leanne’s full portfolio here

Black Cursive. India ink.  Reproduced on 100% cotton rag, archival paper. Visit www.offyougopaperco.com for pricing and details.
Black Cursive. India ink. Reproduced on 100% cotton rag, archival paper.
Visit http://www.offyougopaperco.com for pricing and details.

OPEN! WAHOO!

Ok, so maybe that Wahoo! is a little exaggerated — the shop is only open in beta and only half of the inventory is up — but it’s open none the less and I am thrilled.  Please feel free to pay us a visit www.offyougopaperco.com and let us know what you think!

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