. . . photographer Erwan Frontin‘s wildflowers, all of which he discovered while traveling throughout southern France. Don’t you feel as though you can just reach out and touch them?
From 1960 to 1963, over fifty million skateboards were sold in the US. Skateboarding was clearly becoming a growing sport and eventually in May of 1965, this fun-loving street activity landed on the cover of Life Magazine. These images, snapped by staff photographer Bill Eppridge in New York City, are as stylish and timeless as they were over 50 years ago. Wouldn’t you love to see more New Yorkers on skateboards these days?
You may have noticed by now, I love fashion illustrations. They combine my two favorite things: fashion and art. So after discovering the amazing work of Liselotte Watkins, it was love at first sight. Her unique style was first noticed by Barneys, who hired her to illustrate beauty ads every Sunday for The New York Times. Since then, she has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion such as Elle, Vogue, The New Yorker, Miu Miu, H&M, and Anna Sui. Lisolette’s ladies are confident, sassy, and whimsical . . . so inspiring!
It’s no wonder a former maze illustrator is the architect behind these incredibly detailed bonsai sculptures made of clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin. How amazing would it be if they were life-sized? Wishful thinking. Marvel at the rest of Japanese artist Takanori Aiba‘s work here.
Spanish-born Ana Montiel delights us with a collection of illustrations she created for Nina Ricci‘s recent perfume campaign. Although these were ultimately just drafts leading up to the final product, they are equally as lovely and alluring. Another one of Ana’s projects I love is Visual Mantras, which explores repetitive and meditative geometric patterns. A selection of her prints and wallpapers in her patterns are available in her online shop.
We’re completely charmed by Bernadette Pascua‘s pencil and watercolor illustrations. Her work has been published in numerous magazines such as W, Vogue, and Glamour and soon, she will be launching an online shop selling her prints. I, for one, can’t wait to finally adorn one of my walls with her work. But in the meantime, I’ll continue to be inspired by her beautiful blog, Decade Diary . . .