Delving deep into the folk art of my motherland right now, finding inspiration for a personal project. There is a lot to draw from! Kurbits, for instance. This ornamental style from the 1700’s was made famous by the Dalekarlia horse (top), but was commonly painted on furniture and household object and also extended into textile design and embroidery.
You can buy your own Dalekarlia horse and that cute little baby hat from the amazing online store Swedishness.
This short film from American restaurant chain Chipotle beautifully captures their vision for a sustainable food system. I love everything about this, the art style, the Willie Nelson cover of The Scientist and the sentiment.
Doing research on a pirate themed design this weekend and found these awesome variations on the classic jolly roger flag. How terrifying are those pierced hearts? And how weirdly cute is that British submarine Jolly Roger?
Images from Wikipedia.
Just as spring came to Vancouver, I found myself the perfect pair of rain boots. Not the most seasonal appropriate buy, maybe, but I am very much looking forward to my Rein or Shine boots to arrive from modcloth – one of my favourite online stores. They don’t only have a great, vintage inspired approach and carry a great selection of brands, but they also make the shopping experience very fun. For instance, my rain boot purchase led me to browse such collections as Prints Charming and Owls. Which led me to put that bunny print dress and the Nümph pom-pom scarf to my wishlist.
Monki is a Swedish store concept and fashion brand created by the founders of Cheap Monday. I love their concept, unique visual identity and indie fashion. The story of the Monki world is told through the store designs, lovely promotional videos and a quarterly print magazine. The art director and illustrator behind the Monki visuals is Marisa Fjärem.