Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mattias Adolfsson: Part 1

I attempted to fit Mattias Adolfsson‘s work into a single post, but he is far too prolific. The images above (also continued after the jump) are all from sketchbooks. And if you’re thinking what I’m thinking (“I need to see these drawings in person!”) then you’re in luck! Adolfsson has just published a book, and you can find it here. Orders before June 1st will be signed, so hurry!

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Eiji Watanabe

Images from “Butterfly’s Eye View”, an installation by Eiji Watanabe. And don’t worry, these butterflies are made of paper! Each was carefully cut from a field guide and pinned into place around the gallery.

As for a personal spin on it: today is moving day, and I am so ready to decorate new walls.

{via Colassal}

The Burning House

The Burning House is a website that poses the question, “If your house was burning, what would you take with you?” Above are a handful of photo responses from readers around the world. Each photo is accompanied with a descriptive list. In some cases, the value or sentimentality of an item is explained (ie. a gift from a girlfriend or a hand-me-down from a parent.) In other cases, we are left to our imaginations (ie. the glitter barbie head and toy gun pictured above.)

I definitely recommend a look around – I for one have spent the last couple hours there!

{via Poppytalk}

Juliana Santacrus Herrera

Public art by Juliana Santacrus Herrera. Made with braided fabric coils and Parisian potholes!

{via Ignant}

Luigi Serafini

Images from Codex Seraphinianus, written and illustrated by Luigi Serafini in the 1970s. The book is a heavily illustrated encyclopedia of an unknown world. The text is beautiful yet incomprehensible (it has stumped linguists for decades.)  “Serafini has stated that there is no meaning hidden behind the script of the Codex, which is asemic; that his own experience in writing it was closely similar to automatic writing; and that what he wanted his alphabet to convey to the ‘reader’ is the sensation that children feel in front of books they cannot yet understand, although they see that their writing does make sense for grown-ups.”

More images are posted after the jump! And for even more click the link above – the entire book is published online, and it is definitely worth the time!

{forever indebted to magpie and whiskeyjack for posting about this beautiful book!}

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Amy Stevens

Colorful cakes by Amy Stevens. I have always loved baking, but I’ve never gotten into decorating my creations. Amy Stevens has made me STRONGLY reconsider. It’s taking a lot not to run out the door and buy the supplies right now!

About her cakes she says: “This series […comments] on my intense desire to strive for perfection and beauty, while embracing the absurdity of the results.”

{via short story design and babyology}

Clyde & Wendy Watson

Illustrations from Father Fox’s Pennyrhymes (by Clyde Watson – illustrations by her sister, Wendy Watson.) Such charming illustrations – I especially love all of those balloons!

{via other stuff my kid loves and 10engines}

Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva

Illustrations by Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva. The first three images are pieces from the same book (one that I would love love love to look through!)

{via The Jealous Curator}

Ronald Searle

Cartoons by Ronald Searle. These make up a chapter called How to Cure a Cold from the larger collection of cartoons, The Female Approach.

{via Michael Sporn – where you can find much much more}

Iris Tsante

Rings made from colored pencils! Check out the rest of Iris Tsante’s collection here.