Just last week I was sharing amazing new work by an old Anthropologie coworker of mine and now it seems another super talented lady is making great stuff happen. Janelle Pietrzak and Robert Dougherty have combined their knack for carpentry, textiles, and welding to form All Roads — plus, they’ve recently designed a collection for Anthropologie. Isn’t it funny how life is so circular sometimes?
I’ve always been a huge fan of All Roads, especially Janelle’s incredibly detailed and textural weavings. Their style veers very California-cool with a tinge of ’70s vibe. I love how the colors are reminiscent of the scorched desert earth, while the fibers and textures of each textile are cozy and comfortable. And it’s no wonder — their studio is based in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains where Janelle wanders the canyons for inspiration from nature. (more…)
It kinda feels like a past life of mine, but I used to design products for Anthropologie years ago. During my time there, I was lucky to meet and work with a super talented lady by the name of Stacie Green. Recently, she launched her online shop full of gorgeous pieces in her signature style. What I love most about Stacie’s work is her sense of balance, geometry, and proportion. From bold washes of color to super-skinny lines and dots, Stacie’s work is perfectly layered. As I work on my gallery wall in the loft more and more, I crave one of these works to add a special somethin’ somethin’ to the wall.
Sometimes with art it’s more about the subtle nuances of a piece than about intricate fine art details. For example, this work by Malissa Ryder is extremely impactful, but also astoundingly uncomplicated and refined. They remind me of a current favorite ‘hobby’ of mine, watching the sunset. And just in the way that the sky illuminates in technicolor and unexpected hues, so do these pieces.
Her watercolor pieces are totally one of a kind, created with painstakingly applied layers of color… and I want them all.
I’ve found myself in a bit of a quiet mood lately. I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, maybe a little too much, and all I crave is quiet, beauty, and ease. Based on these pieces alone, I feel like photographer Rocío Montoyagets it. Her photos are delicate and deep, quiet yet bold and striking.
Everything here makes me think of the quintessential beauty of the female form, in that classical painting sort of way. Add in the jagged cuts of collaged blooms and the works feel totally new to me. A bit raw, a bit sensual, but still so casual and just plain beautiful. via Trendland
When it comes to ceramics, I have a fairly straightforward attitude: I want them all. There’s something about the smooth surface, the unexpected glazes, the functionality… needless to say, I am a big fan of Paper & Clay ceramics. Brit McDaniel is the driving force behind these gorgeous ceramics (all part of her newest spring collection). Her work is a bit mid-century modern, a bit Scandinavian, and 100% gorgeous. With my new apartment and tons of photoshoots on the horizon, I’ve got a wish list that’s a mile long.
If there’s one room in my apartment that’s barely gotten any love, it’s the bathroom. Recently, I decided to change that and give it a facelift by framing a few pieces of art that I’ve accumulated. Honestly, hanging framed art is one of the easiest ways to update a room, especially if you’re like me and tend to own more art than wallspace.
To give the boring ivory walls an update, I used a really awesome new service called Framebridge. They manufacture really high quality frames at super affordable prices. My favorite part? They framed my artwork for me. While selecting my perfect frames, I also requested special flat packaging. That arrived in 3-5 days, then I packaged up the pieces and shipped them back to Framebridge. The entire process was really straightforward and astoundingly simple.
This piece was pretty interesting to frame… see that wobbly, torn-paper looking edge? That’s called a deckled edge and I had this harebrained idea to mount it on top of black so that you can really see the edge. While ordering my art, it was incredibly easy to request this special ‘treatment’ from Framebridge. I added the info to a special request field while ordering and –voila– it showed up absolutely perfect.
The ordering process was also so simple that I decided to order one more frame for a piece I haven’t touched since 2007: my college diploma. I’m not exactly the type to flaunt my degree, but I did work my butt off so I figured it was high time I framed this important (and expensive) piece of paper! Me being me though… I opted for something unexpected: a black matte and the most gorgeous burl wood frame. The result is dramatic and I absolutely love it. Framebridge definitely helped me elevate a piece that feels somewhat ubiquitous and turn it into something that feels totally me.
If you’re like me and have been saving stacks of art to frame ‘one day…’ well, this is the time to do it: Framebridge has generously offered Jojotastic readers 20% off an order of 2 or more frames with the code JOJOTASTIC through 2/14. Click here to shop.
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Hello, hello! Kelly from Design Crush here to fill in for Joanna while she’s off traipsing around Amsterdam without us. (The nerve.)
You know how sometimes you see a particular book or vase or obscene graphic tee and just know your friend such-and-such would love it? The second I saw Depeapa I knew it was right up Joanna’s alley. Granada, Spain-based Verónica de Arriba designs for home and body. Pillows, totes, and prints all give her lovely and quirky illustrations a second chance and benefits all of us art lovers quite nicely at the same time. Depeapa also uses Spain-based manufacturers and suppliers whenever possible, and who doesn’t love a little local loyalty?
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