I'm more and more drawn to photographers who find the beauty in the everyday, the extraordinary in the ordinary. These are fabulous real spaces, the homes of real people and photographer Tara Donne brings them to life. It's an eye she honed at magazines such as Domino and Real Simple as well as Martha Stewart. It's like I'm in my friend's house and she has just left the room. Time to snoop around and be inspired by her effortless style. Fabulous portfolio!
Where oh where are the dogs on the chairs? Remember when Kim and I were obsessed with dogs (and cats) on chairs and sofas, beds and just about any type of furniture? Marissa in Chicago remembered and sent us this fab photo of Jack, the dog, on a yellow Knoll that neighbors were throwing away. Hello Jack you gorgeous thing and hellooooo yellow chair! Throwing away?!! Thanks Marissa these photos are so cute!
I was excited to come across the portfolio of John Loecke, an amazingly talented interior designer, and as it turns out Jo blogged about his work quite some time ago. But there is sooooo much more to see so here's another peek into the "frisky, fabulous and fun to be around" world of John Loecke. It's all about colour, patterns, and more colour. And no beige.
I'm so excited to introduce a new sponsor. Rubens is a Brazilian web designer and art director but more importantly Rubens is an amazing artist. He has just started an etsy store Lines 'n' dots. Fluid and fabulous prints and limited editions. I'll let him explain ...
"I'm using a online way to sell my art because I'm a nerd. 8-) I love computers, internet, technologies, video-games... I'm a shy guy also, so the internet is my office. That's the motif of the art digital in my life. I divided my life between computers and dreams. When I'm not in a computer you can find me reading, playing video-games, lovin with my girl, visiting parks and art museums, libraries, shopping ... I love to write poems and read texts of brazilian modernists ... well...
I draw since any children starts to draw. In 2000 I started an Industrial design course and I worked 6 years as webdesigner/art director for small-medium companies. Illustrator is my tool of trade. I love hand drawing and paints like acrylic, watercolour, pastels and collages... I really love to do collages and I have lots of cuties, sad, ugly and beautiful images. Now I started experiences mixing digital art + watercolour.
I decided create the store now and sell my things for many reasons. Maybe a hippie dream... I don't know.. haha. I have a obsessive aesthetic neuroses. It is a disease... really... I love curves and the beauty ... sensual body forms and nature forms make me crazy."
I love his work and I love the way he thinks. You'll find his portfolio here with links to his blog and etsy store or just head on over to the left hand column and click on the still life with apples.
Shadow and light, something seen and something imagined. Dutch photographer John Dummer brings a touch of realism as well as whimsy to his work. Beautiful rooms that you can imagine real people in. And of course it wouldn't be a great portfolio without me raving about the food photos. All round a delicious body of work.