Jessica Hess

 

Jessica Hess is a hyperrealistic landscape painter based out of Oakland, California. Her depictions of the urban environment cheer on and validate graffiti by flipping it on its head, using oil paints on canvas and gouache on paper in place of spray paint on walls.

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Lin Cheung / Delayed Reactions

 

Simple statement pins are generally intended as a cheap throwaway, but Lin Cheung has reimagined them as more in her Delayed Reactions series. Rather than cheap metal, Cheung used semi-precious materials and stones to make her carved brooches. Her approach to designing and reinterpreting traditional jewelery and objects is a personal response to everyday experiences and observations – in this case her mixed emotions about current affairs.

 

 

 

 

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Jillian Evelyn

 

Jillian Evelyn‘s contorted paintings and murals explore something I (and perhaps you) are well acquainted with – the depths of awkwardness, discomfort, and expectations both external and internal. Her figures are drenched in color, usually latex and acrylic paint on wood, but recently she’s started branching out into larger scale work.

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HOZEN

 

HOZEN‘s collection of bags are all vegan and sustainably made in California because Rae Nicoletti wanted to prove that philanthropy can look as good as it feels. The result is a line that honors and respects the planet. The bags are made from eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede, zippers and thread sourced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, natural rubber, and remnant rope, and labels and packaging made from organic cotton or post-consumer recycled paper. And it’s all sourced from factories around the world with high standards of ethics, responsibility, and governance. HOZEN’s current collection is made of up of three bag designs in six color options.

 

 

 

 

 

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Peter Judson

 

Peter Judson is a London-based designer and illustrator with a flat graphic style that I just can’t seem to get enough of. Whether it’s a detailed city scene, a super simplified design classic, or a collection of colored tilings, Judson attacks each piece with obvious passion and zeal.

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Fran O’Neill

 

It’s difficult not to flat-out ogle the stuttering, tripping paintings of Brooklyn-based artist Fran O’Neill. Not only do I want to hang every single one in my house, I also want to watch as she creates one because I’m betting it’s one fascinating technique.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roland Kiyola Piano

 

She’s not cheap, but maaaaaaaan is she pretty. I’m of course talking about the Roland Kiyola Piano. It’s a MoMA Design Store exclusive, handcrafted in Japan by furniture-maker Karimoku. The modern designed digital instrument is minimal all around, but with a sound reminiscent of an acoustic model. I’ve never regretted ending my piano lessons more!

 

 

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Tuija Heikkinen

 

A textile designer and arts & crafts teacher from Finland, Tuija Heikkinen uses traditionally crocheted objects to create assemblages that feel fresh and forward. By stacking, arranging, and layering individually stitched pieces she manages to tell sweet little stories in a very thoughtful way.

 

 

 

 

 

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