Ajean Ryan

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Installations, paintings, graphite, pastel, sculpture… and dimensional drawings. Ajean Ryan‘s portfolio is a robust one, full of experiment and whimsy. And the last category above is the one that intrigues me most – dimensional drawings covered in bits and baubles from everyday life that all but jump off the page at you.


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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



Albert Ruiz Villar

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Albert Ruiz Villar‘s mixed media on wood pieces just about pop right off of the screen for me. His structural pieces feel like fantastical architecture that might exist in some far off alternate universe. Don’t you want to jump right into one?


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Justine Khamara

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Melbourne, Australia-based artist Justine Khamara is a master of digital manipulation. Khamara hand-cuts photographs, then reorganizes and pastes them into other configurations. Sometimes pasted, sometimes woven, always interesting.


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This week on Design Crush:
Have you entered our EPICfail giveaway? You could win the prettiest Slope Ring to keep or gift.
We created a tasty Friendsgiving with the help of the Mealtime Movement.
A second giveaway! Enter to win something special for both you and a friend from Lamps Plus!
Antoine Cordet‘s portraits and moody and perfect for November.
You’re invited to my imaginary Thanksgiving! And trust me, it’s the best ever.
Take a virtual vacation with Stacie Green‘s mixed media art.
I gave my bar cabinet a little makeover with the help of some removable wallpaper and Walls Need Love.
Don’t you love Ben Skinner‘s Same Same series?!
Because this time of year is about picking your battles – Make or Buy: Advent Calendars.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Check out 5 tips for feeding a crowd before Thanksgiving.
A masculine take on some interior inspiration.


Stacie Green

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By looking at Stacie Green‘s mixed media art you can tell she finds great peace and meditation within each one as it’s created. Her love of textiles and Southeast Asia is evident as is her wanderlust. And now Stacie has a shop full of art up for the buying – do you think those properties might transport over? I hope so.


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Antoine Cordet

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Antoine Cordet‘s mixed media portraits seem just about perfect for the overcast days of mid-November. The acrylic paintings with marker on canvas feel moody and emotional, kind of how I feel getting geared up for the holidays.


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Sarah Illenberger / Wonderplants

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Sarah Illenberger is an artist in the truest sense of the word, she can do a little bit of everything it seems. In fact, we wrote about her last January for something completely different. This ten part series – Wonderplants – was created during a 6-week stint in Portugal, using nothing but plants and supplies from local craft stores. Art really is all around us if we just stop and look around.


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Annie O’Dorisio



An addition of wool to Annie O’Dorisio‘s pen and ink drawings takes them to another level, another plane. She explains that the wool is not only a way to add texture and sculptural dimension to each piece, it’s also an element of warmth added to what can be rather masculine drawings. A practice in restraint, no doubt.







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