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meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making  sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com

So… have we discussed my obsessed with tassels yet? They are one of my favorite special somethin’ somethins’ to add to anything. When I was designing textiles at Anthro, everyone made fun of me for adding tassels to absolutely every. single. one. of my designs. It was that big of a problem. Imagine my excitement then when WKNDLA popped up in my inbox.

meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com

I love how minimal and special each piece from WKNDLA feels. Often, tassels can get lumped into two categories: super-ethnic boho over-the-top or super-traditional old school interior designer. These pieces feel way more modern, but still in that lovely, bohemian kind of way.

I haven’t even bought my house yet, but I’m daydreaming about putting a large tassel on my bedroom door!

meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com meet @WKNDLA, an amazing artist making sculptural wall hangings and jewelry with a minimalist aesthetic. see more of her gorgeous work on jojotastic.com

images via WKNDLA.

p.s. learn how to make your own leather tassels here!

drawn + downloadable // artwork for your phone, tablet, and computer. download your free copy today! via jojotastic.com

You guys, it’s the second Drawn + Downloadable post and I’m seriously so excited to share another with you. I was blown away by the response to the first one and couldn’t wait to share more. I’d originally planned to do this as a monthly series, but I’m thinking it’s gonna happen more frequently…

Today’s art was just a quick little doodle I did in my sketchbook actually a few years ago. I was in a bit of a geometric, linear phase, but still really bold and graphic. Can you believe I drew each of these medallions with a sharpie? I added in a wash of color to the background to make it feel a bit softer and to work in a few of my favorite colors of late: dusty lavender, grass green, and cornflower blue.

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drawn + downloadable // artwork for your phone, tablet, and computer via jojotastic.com

Lately, I’ve felt a bit like I’ve lost track of what inspires me and how I use that inspiration. I’ve been getting caught up on the day-to-day of running this blog and not creating nearly as much as I used to (more on that here). For example, many of you may not know that I used to be a product designer for companies like Nordstrom and Anthropologie! I still do a bit of freelance work for product design clients on the side, but I’ve noticed that I no longer doodle for the sake of doodling. Instead, I only draw if and when I need to — it that feels so weird to me. I’ve been brainstorming ways to create more and one thing that’s stood out to me during these sessions is a single question: how will I make myself accountable?

So today, I wanted to kick off a new series called Drawn + Downloadable where I share a few of my doodles with you guys and then use the artwork to create wallpapers you can download for your devices, phone, and computer. It’s hardly an original idea, but it will keep me going with this pet project of mine and hopefully even result in much, much more creativity on my end!

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all roads x anthropologie // jojotastic.com @jojotastic

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?

all roads x anthropologie // jojotastic.com @jojotastic

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…)

artwork by stacie green // jojotastic.com @jojotastic

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.

artwork by stacie green // jojotastic.com @jojotastic artwork by stacie green // jojotastic.com @jojotastic artwork by stacie green // jojotastic.com @jojotastic

images via Stacie Green.

awash of color // artwork by Malissa Ryder

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.

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Her watercolor pieces are totally one of a kind, created with painstakingly applied layers of color… and I want them all.

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images via Malissa Ryder.

artwork by Rocio Montoya

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 Montoya gets it. Her photos are delicate and deep, quiet yet bold and striking.

artwork by Rocio Montoya collage artwork by Rocio MontoyaEverything 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.
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