Coil + Drift

 

Brooklyn-based Coil + Drift was founded in 2014 by John Sorensen-Jolink, an acclaimed modern dancer-turned-designer. The studio creates contemporary furniture, lighting, and accessories with a focus on form, sustainability, and function. Sorensen-Jolink taught himself how to design in an attempt to further understand space and the objects within them. I’m looking forward to keeping an eye on what is for sure an up and coming brand!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna McNeil

 

Anna McNeil‘s paintings are perfect parts abstraction and realism, the division sign drawn with her paintbrush. In each piece she’s after your perception of a given moment, which is most likely informed by your own memory of experiences. You create the narrative from there, she just manipulates it a little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Voider Sun

 

Soft, emotional, dreamlike illustrations and paintings are what Voider Sun is bring to the table. The Bengbu, China-based artist has quite the way with fuzzy edges that have the ability to make you fall into a daydream in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristina Micotti

 

Kristina Micotti is a Bay Area-based illustrator who turned her doodling into a full-blown career, aka living the dream. Though her work jumps between minimal and detailed, there’s a definite air of whimsy throughout all of Kristina’s portfolio. Her shop is full of good stuff, too – lapel pins, totes, portraits, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nevertheless, She Persisted Tees!

 

LET’S TAKE THIS ONE STEP FURTHER. After our hugely successful post full of printable #resistance postcards some of you reached out about the possibility of selling my design as a t-shirt. My gears immediately started turning, because why hadn’t I thought of that??

I submitted my design to Cotton Bureau (a favorite business right here in Pittsburgh) and as of today you have two weeks to purchase it on their site! The shirt is being offered in white, maroon, and vintage black in both men’s and women’s sizes for you to rock on your hot little bods. (Note: None of the shirts are pre-washed, but should only shrink *maybe* half an inch if washed in cold water.)

Half of all proceeds are headed straight to the ACLU! So buy it, wear it, and stand up for what you believe in.

 

 

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Edward Walton Wilcox / Haunted

 

Edward Walton Wilcox really nails the gothic aesthetic with his art. His latest series, Haunted, is flat out amazing. Even though they’re paintings on board they have a chemical wash feel to them that I absolutely love. If you’d like to see some really intense work be sure and look at his entire portfolio!

 

 

 

 

 

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Glenn Barr

 

I’ve been a space nerd since childhood (REINSTATE PLUTO AS A PLANET!), and Glenn Barr‘s seedy pulp art aesthetic meshes so well with the subject that I couldn’t help but be sucked in. The Detroit-based painter captures retro space travelers and haunting women inspired by cult films from the 60s and 70s with open storylines that leave you wondering just what happens next.

 

 

 

 

 

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Printable Sensory Calendar

Monica Lee

A few weeks ago when I was in Palm Springs I attended a roundtable discussion led by my friend, Monica Lee. In it she talked about embracing your senses and using them to broaden the world around you, both for well-being and creative purposes. Lately I’ve found myself creating a bubble of health and positivity, and this idea of hers fit in seamlessly with the salt lamp and essential oil diffuser I’ve made room for in my daily life. Our senses are the way we experience the world, why not – literally – stop and smell the roses more often?

I asked Monica if I might share her idea with you, so we created a download that you can print and follow each day this March, it even includes a few thumbnails of her beautiful paintings. Each task is short and meant to be enjoyed while making you take notice of the things that might normally slide by.

 

 

Download the 31 Days of Senses calendar, then head over to Monica’s portfolio to see more of her feminine, romantic paintings and read about her outlook on art.

 

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Lindsay Stripling

 

San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling creates dreams. Through watercolors and her brush, she paints folksy narrative and fairytale-like scenes that seem vaguely familiar in our minds if maybe a bit fuzzy. Lindsay’s stories have no beginning, middle, or end, leaving plenty of room for imagination. Be sure and check out her shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just Spices

 

The packaging for Just Spices is lovely on many levels. Each can is made of paperboard, an aluminum lining, and an extra membrane for freshness. Sunlight can affect the flavors of spices, but this packaging is 100% protected for optimal preservation of the USDA organic goods enclosed. And lastly, my favorite part – the portraits. Each one tells the story of local cooks who helped develop what’s inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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