1. Inspired By: Ann Cathrin

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    The intricacy of Ann Cathrin’s work keeps you looking for a long while…analyzing all the little details and personal touches. Not to mention the display of the work, the simplicity contrasted by the tangled beauty of each piece…that’s the best part.

    View more of Ann’s work here –>

  2. Inspired by: Bedow’s Book for Julia Hetta

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    Julia Hetta (photographer) worked with Bedow (graphic design studio run by Perniclas Bedow) to create a really stunning booklet of her photography work. I’ve always loved the photos by Julia because they have a very mysterious fine art quality to them. I think Bedow did a really good job at showcasing her photos in unique way and I’ve been drawing a lot of inspiration from her with one of my current freelance projects. I just love working with other artists, especially when it involves designing their portfolio or lookbooks!

    If you need help designing your artist portfolio (print or digitally) or a lookbook for for next season’s launch, shoot me an email. I’d LOVE to work with you :)

  3. Inspired By: Matthew Craven

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    I recently stumbled upon the work of Matthew Craven and fell in love with his black and white ink drawings. His signature style is to sketch on aged paper and has a historical/cultural feel to them. I love how they feel like they were torn from the antique pages of a really unique history book .

    See more of his work here!

  4. Inspired by: Matthew Brannon

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    Back in 2012, Matthew Brannon had a gallery show at the Office Baroque Gallery, titled Ventriloquist. I first saw a few pieces of his work when Amy Moore posted about his just recently. When I first saw his work, I pretty much stared at it for a good 15 min. Completely feel in love with not only his work, but how it was presented in the gallery. I’ve always been curious to see how/why artist arrange artwork the way the do, and Matthew’s collection is just stunning. See more photos here.

    Thanks Amy for posting yet another inspiring artist to follow :)

  5. Inspired by: Gerhard Richter, Atlas

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    Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential artist who has re-defined contemporary painting and is a master of abstraction. Gerhard chose to paint from pictures so he didn’t have to waist his time choosing a subject. Atlas, is a project that maps the ideas, life and processes of Gerhard. I love the Atlas project because it showcases Gerhard’s newspaper clippings, photos and sketches that have inspired him over the years.

  6. Inspired By: Mack Publishing

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    In the near future, I’ll be revising my own portfolio as well as taking on a new freelance job to  help a friend revise hers. I was completely inspired by MACK. MACK is an independent publishing house that works with artists, writers and curators to create a book, that tells that artist’s story. All the books are beautifully produced and each has their own personality.

    Check out a bunch more here!

  7. Hanging Art

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    As an art/design student, I frequently attended gallery shows and occasionally had my work in a few. Over the years, I became really drawn to unique and minimal ways to display art. I’d love to have a few of these picture rail hanging systems to hang things is a really clean and minimal way. I love how the artwork appears to be floating. What do you guys think?

    * Image above is a abstract version of the real thing, but check out the real picture rail hangers here! Really neat!
    * This post was done in collaboration with AS Hanging Systems. (Thanks!)
    * The artwork shown is from the brand new Etsy shop Ammiki & the Bamboo frames you can get at Dick Blick

  8. inspired by: Malin Gabriella Nordin

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    Malin is an artist from Sweden who currently works in Norway. Her work is so striking to me and I’m finding a lot of inspiration in the organic shapes, texture usage, mini installations,and color palettes used. As you can see from my header design, her and I have a little love affair for ambiguous shapes with overlaying textures. :) She’s making quite a name for herself in the art/gallery scene and has had many notable shows over the past few years.

    Browse her work here and read her blog!

    *above images made with graphite, permanent market, acrylic, papier-mâché (2010)

  9. mini collection: crystals

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    If you’re a frequent visitor of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a fan of rocks, minerals and crystals. I’ve posted about them here and here. This is my personal mini collection, ranging in size, shape, and color. Currently I have these guys scattered around my loft and I love how they bring a natural element to the room.

    I look forward to sharing more of my mini collections with you soon :)

    * all photos by Veda House