Kirsten Lilford

 

Cape Town-based Kirsten Lilford takes everyday photos of family outings, domestic scenes, and suburban landscapes and transforms them into paintings with uncanny and slightly sinister tones. Her work is definitely reminiscent of early 19th century realists, but with a unique style of her own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poppy Outdoor Oil Lamps

 

Have you spruced up your outdoor space for summer living? I’ve done lots in the yard, but need to tackle the deck with the power washer this weekend. I also need to pick up a few accessories, and I’ve got my eye on these powder-coated steel Poppy outdoor oil lamps. A field full of poppy flowers inspired their streamlined shape and design, available as a table lamp, a floor lamp, or a lawn light that attaches to the ground with a pin.

 

 

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16 Illusion-Making Mirrors

Alana Copper Round Mirror by Made

Mirrors are one of the best ways to make any space feel larger and more open, all thanks to illusion of course. Grab one with a great frame or in an interesting shape and it may as well be a piece of art as well. My goal is to have one in every room of my home by year’s end – all that’s left are the dining room and the kitchen!

 

Anni Oversized Wooden Circle Mirror from Urban Outfitters

 

Argie Round Mirrorby SOBU

 

Bronson Mirror from Anthropologie

 

Chambers Mirror by Croft House

 

Curved Cutaway Floor Mirror from West Elm

 

Diamond Brass Wall Mirror from CB2

 

Hub Mirror from Umbra

 

Industrial metal + Wood Floor Mirror from West Elm

 

Large Rattan Wall Mirror from Urban Poppy

 

Nour Mirrors by Saif Faisal

 

Porthole Gold Round Wall Mirror from CB2

 

Recessed Wall Mirror from West Elm

 

Ruban Mirrors by Hay

 

Shield Mirror from Jayson Home

 

Woodlyn Standing Storage Mirror from Urban Outfitters

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Juan Osoro

 

If science textbook-meets-carnival sideshow subject matter is your jam, then you’ll be into Juan Osorno‘s style without question. His intricate pencil illustrations depict natural elements like plant life, outer space, and the human body, but partners them together in the most unexpected ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Breakfast Cookies 12 Ways

It’s officially (officially!) summer, and as the temperatures climb my appetite drops. I want nothing hot on my plate, especially first thing in the morning with my iced coffee. This year I want to experiment with some breakfast cookies that can be made up in advance for the week and enjoyed on the go or on the slow. Check out theses twelve recipes I’m hoping to test out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Chitticks

 

These are some seriously flattering portraits! Rebecca Chitticks has a gift for painting away the imperfections that no one needs to see, while keeping the things that might be considered charming, like freckles. Each subject feels intimately familiar all while inviting the viewer to delve deeper.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jessica Waterman

 

Jessica Waterman‘s wood and textile pieces make me want to visit Labrador and Newfoundland immediately! From colorful row houses to nature’s wilderness, inspiration comes from the surrounding areas, woods and textiles chosen because they reflect the land’s character. There’s no denying the beauty of the carpentry and art creations coming out of Jessica’s studio where she combines her carpentry skills with a costume design degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alejandra Atarés

 

Barcelona-based artist Alejandra Atarés paints gardens and portraits full of color and life. I like to imagine just what these women’s expressions are as they gaze at the brilliant landscapes of her creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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