Double Fox Studio is an Etsy Store owned by artists Flavia Marele and Ildiko Muresan from Germany. They make objects from a special clay formula they developed themselves including dolls, jewellery and other amazing and unique creatures. What makes their work so cool is the vibrant colours, quirky yet modern designs and their hand drawn pictures and text that decorate and personalise each object. Check out their shop. QUIRKY LOVE.
Bridget Bodenham is an Australian ceramic artist who crafts beautiful, simplistic and practical working pieces of art. She has integrated art and living with her delightful and almost prehistoric-looking collections that could gracefully adorn shelves and displays as well as serve a purpose when preparing dinner. Her pestle and mortar sets, which she names “crackers” do in fact look like rocks and remind you of dinosaurs and The Flintstones. She makes a number of other kitchen items and utensils among other things, such as brooches and jewellery. Check out her website. PREHISTORIC LOVE.
Fifi Lapin is an uber-stylish socialite bunny; her creator is amazing and dresses her head-to-toe in true-to-life designer clothing from the top fashion houses. There’s no denying Fifi is adorable, and the clothing mimics actual clothing lines hot off the catwalk. Her creator, who remains anonymous and brings Fifi to life, is also a clever clog; Fifi’s not just cute but business savvy too. She has created an empire any bunny would be proud of and has stormed Tokyo. Fifi and her chic style can be found on prints, pins, postcards and envelopes, canvas tote bags, style books, t-shirts, and even i-Phone 4 covers! She depicts what art has evolved to today, the crossover of medias and commercialism of product. Check out her blog. CLEVER LOVE.
Letitia Buchan is an amazing Australian illustrator slash designer whose work features on apparel, and includes pattern design and typography, among many other projects. Her work is grundgy and edgy, yet bright and colourful, positive and uplifting – the perfect mix. Get inspired at her website and see some of my favs below. LOVIN’ HER WORK.
“I do not believe in eras or times. I do not. I refuse to establish the value of things based on time.” Piero Fornasetti
Famous words by Piero Fornasetti 1913-1988; Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator who in fact mastered timeless, classic design with his hugely famous and recognisable repetitive images of opera singer Lina Cavalieri’s face, and perhaps even more intriguing, images that have not to this day been replicated. For Fornasetti, “a single idea provided enough inspiration to create infinite variations”, wise words spoken from a true master. Visit Fornasetti for more inspiration.