Kelsey Garrity-Riley

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Kelsey Garrity-Riley‘s lovely illustrations somehow manage to feel both modern and vintage all at the same time. It wasn’t until I dug in a bit further that I realized her work also graces the covers of some of my favorites over at Red Cap Cards! Kelsey’s also a talent at hand-lettering, really her entire portfolio is a treat.


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Mel Tow

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California-based illustrator Mel Tow explores a darker side of life through characters created in a limited palette of colors. Each one seems to be fighting his or her own battle, leaving us to wonder just what lies behind their troubled expressions.


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Layla Holzer

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Layla Holzer‘s illustrations make me suck in my breath a bit. The Cardiff-based illustrator specializes in themes of fairy tale, gender conflict, the uncanny, the monstrous-feminine, and morality.

Ultimately, I seek to inspire and encourage people to question the mistakes of our world and adopt wiser moral judgment, through use of cautionary tales and uncanny punishment.


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Print Edition: January


Antique Bird Illustration by The Black Vinyl // Banana Bread Recipe by Drunk Girl Designs // Create Something Today by Words Brand // Hanging Pink Moon by Fybur // I Don’t Believe in Magic by Jolie Marche



Make It With Your Hands by Half Hazard Press // Moonrise by Beth Hoeckel Collage & Design // Neighborhood Patterns City Maps by 42 Pressed // Torched by Kaydi Bishop // Virginia Woolf Dreams by Laurel Canyon Dreaming



Print Edition: December


Bayleaves Watercolor Canvas by The Savvy Heart // Bowl of Ferns by Stellaire Studio // F + V by Young American Creatives // Frame Two Flat by ALSO // Good Day by Moon Rabbit Press



Good Vibes by Cat Coquillette // Indigo Lines by Sycamore Street Press // Inspirational Quote by Easy, Tiger // New York Rooftop by Idlewild Co. // Orange Sun by Honey & Bloom



Rose Poster by Fine Little Day // Subtle Horizon by Georgia Paraschiv // This Print Wished You Would… by Laure Prouvost // Vintage Beer Photo by The Beer Book // We Are All Made of Stardust by


Mouni Feddag

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I fell hard – immediately – for the editorial style illustrations of Mouni Feddag. The UK-born artist is just out of university and already boasts an impressive list of clientele such as Vogue, Slate, and The Skinny. Now to choose which piece I’d like for my own from Mouni’s shop!


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This week on Design Crush:
Fifteen fresh pieces of art for your walls in this month’s Print Edition: November.
A shop full of fantastic handmade and vintage goods over at Lostine.
Maggie Chiang‘s art is inspired by real and imaginative places.
Loving these Takenaka Bento Boxes.
Mirador has created the most beautiful collection of scarves.
I’d happily fill my kitchen cupboards with Hasami Porcelain.
Annie O’Dorisio takes mixed media pen and embroidery art to another level.
A Design Crush x fashionABLE table linens collection was released yesterday – enter for a chance to win a set of your own!

Design Crush elsewhere:
My latest post pairing rugs and rooms is up over on Rugs Direct.
Check out how to be a tailgating superstar.


Maggie Chiang

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Illustrative talent Maggie Chiang hasn’t graduated from college yet, so I can only imaging what’s to come as she spreads her wings further and explores. For now she’s inspired by both places real and fictitious, her work evoking a longing for adventure and the pursuit of the unknown.


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