Erin Armstrong

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Toronto-based artist Erin Armstrong uses swift and decisive markings over acrylic-based images to create expressive people in everyday situations. The result is more about creating an atmosphere than mimicking reality.


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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


Stefania Fersini

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What at first glance looks like crumpled pages that have been ripped from fashion magazines are actually painstakingly painted pieces by Stefania Fersini. Each oil piece shows off the models as life-sized, inviting us to explore our own personal relationships with real life and the polished media.


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Happy Weekend

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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.


Grant Haffner

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Long solo drives are like therapy for me, and I’ve often thought that some of the views that pass by are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. Cornfields in Kansas, sunsets in Oklahoma, even my street – the list just goes on. Grant Haffner must feel the same way because his acrylic paintings capture nothing but the view, relying on color to express the energy of the open road.


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Paris-based couple Jin Angdoo Lee and Mathieu Julien are freelance illustrators and artists who operate under the name Amateurs. And my, are they anything but. I want to wear their needle felted sweaters and hang everything else on my walls.


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Roos van der Vliet

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Roos van der Vliet‘s floating heads and emotive eyes are stunning. van der Vliet’s realistic paintings not only make me want to make the hair mask a thing to block the cold this winter, they also make me want to pay more attention to plucking my eyebrows!


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Kirra Jamison

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Australian-born and based Kirra Jamison seems like a really fun gal, if you can judge a person by the art they create. (Pssst… I think you can.) Her large scale abstracts are full of color and shape, some teem with inertia while other resemble 2D sculptures forever frozen on a canvas.


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Fanny Nushka Moreaux

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I love the insinuated, the vague, the outlines of art. One day I hope to have an entire wall filled with works showcasing just those qualities, and Fanny Nushka Moreaux‘s paintings definitely deserve representation when I do. Her garbed women are completely mysterious and seemingly just out of reach.


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