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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James Gilleard / Japan by Car

 

James Gilleard‘s Japan by Car series captures his travels around the country in digital sketch form. I love the unexpected, subtle geometric elements present in each piece. And even though these are from Gilleard’s adventures in Japan, I really appreciate how they may as well be from just about anywhere. (“We are more alike my friends, than we are unalike.”)

 

 

 

 

 

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May Favorites

1/ EcoBark Dog Harness
After years of searching for a harness that helped control my dog’s tendency to pull, as well as one that fit her broad chest/small neck measurements, I’ve found it. This thing is a lifesaver and the straps are made from recycled water bottles – bonus. (Note: runs small)

2/ Lemon Tree
Plants are therapeutic for me, and I picked up one of these little guys during a plant buying binge. I liked the idea of trying to grow it so much that I bought my Grandma one for Mother’s Day, too. No doubt hers will be five feet tall before mine hits 18-inches!

3/ Native Union Night Cable
This ten-foot long cable is amazing for charging your phone and devices while lounging in bed. The weighted knot anchors it to any surface, so you’re not left searching for your fallen phone when the alarm goes off in the morning.

4/ Elemental Coffee
My favorite coffee from when I lived in Oklahoma City remains my favorite 2 1/2 years post-move. The small batch roastery imports and roasts their own, and you can order a subscription service to show up on your doorstep. I highly recommend the Perusha.

5/ NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square
A classic orangey-red that looks amazing on any skin tone, it’s been my go-to for a few years.

6/ Case Study Bentwood Tray Table
I rely on this tray table in the evenings, when I’m sitting on the couch with the dogs and either listening to records or half paying attention to something on television. It’s a great height and wide enough that I can sit crosslegged under it.

7/ Bebe drawn by Preserve a Moment
The super talented Susanne Kasielke drew my pup, Bebe, from a photo I’d shared in Instagram months ago. Her work is top-notch and I suspect it won’t be long until I commission her to illustrate my other pup as well!

8/ Tadesse Bucket Bag
The perfect bag for summer, its roomy interior provides so much space for essentials while the drawstring closure keeps it all secure. (It’s also available in a mini size and several colors of leather!)

9/ Yucca Plant
I had no clue that yucca plants could survive outdoors in Pennsylvania, or that I had three in my front yard, or that they bloom sporadically! Mine sprouted some tall stalks just about overnight, now I’m waiting for their white bell-like flowers to bloom.

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Sofia Bonati

 

Meet Sofia Bonati, an Argentinian-born artist who’s currently living and working in the UK. These gorgeous ladies appear to be her specialty, each created through Sofia’s sketching and painting talents. Sure they’d stand fine on their own, but those background patterns are just the thing that makes her work stand out all the more. Pick up some of Sofia’s work for yourself in her shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bettina Krieg

 

Bettina Krieg‘s drawings integrate loose patterns and topography, and most seemingly have no starting point. Extremely organic in feeling, Krieg’s work takes on a life of its own that’s full of motion and energy. Power seems to ripple just under the surface of every single piece she creates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Cian

 

Milan-based artist Thomas Cian is a very gifted man, especially when it comes to portraiture. His watercolor pieces combine colors and shapes that would never represent any part of the human form one their own, except when brought together under his brush they do and they’re lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: April 2017

Arranged Shapes by Christopher Bettig

 

Botanica #3 Tropical Fern by OAK Gallery

 

Figure C by Kyle Steed

 

Greyscale Kitties by Stay Home Club

 

Hey Ho by Above & Beyond

 

Leaf Lines by Silke Bonde

 

It’s Going to Be O.K. by Ladyfingers Letterpress

 

Woman Collage by Ricardo Garcia

 

We Rise by Kaela Rawson

 

X-Files Desert Screen Print by Genuine Human

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Nuria Riaza

 

Nuria Riaza was a child of the 90s, and maybe that’s where his weapon of choice – the Bic blue crystal ballpoint pen – gained its power over him. Occasionally it’s mixed with other mediums like embroidery or marbling, but that famous blue ink is always front and center. The characters Riaza creates are pulled from old portraits or movies and bent to his will in each collage-like piece. Check out his shop to add a piece to your own collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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