Manolo creates beautiful laser cut jewellery inspired by vintage drawings. With each item comes a background story about the character. How about the sailor Mauricio, who has got a woman in every port, the Louise Brooks look-alike twins Lola and Romula who works in a circus or Jonny who loves swimming and spends all his time on the beach in his handsome swimming costume.
Adam Dix’s new print from Jealous Gallery makes my mouth water. It’s an 11 colour screen print, that in itself is pretty impressive. On top of that Dix’s creates a strange universe where 50’s nostalgia and anthropology mix with modern technology, all in dreamy pastel colours.
I’m a Swedish illustrator based in London. At first glance my work looks sweet and innocent; it’s filled with pastel colours and cute animals. But some of the pieces also have darker themes in them. To the North Pole, for example, tells the story of two sisters’ journey to the Arctic where they meet a grim end in the belly of a polar bear.
Do I like dogs? Yes. Do I like jumpers? Yes. Do I think WARMI’s jumpers with dogs on them are amazing? I sure do! The brand was created in 2008 by French-Colombian designer Sylvia Toth and all the clothes are hand knitted by women weavers of the villages of Tausa and Sutatausa in Colombia.
Poolga is, in a way, completely useless to me. I don’t have an iPhone. But I still can’t stay away. I spend endless hours looking through their selection of gorgeous illustrated iPhone and iPad wallpapers thinking about which one’s I’d use if I could. Here’s three of my latest favourites by Yeji Yun, Kyu Hwang and Lauren Gentry.
I’ve had a not so secret crush on A Spoonful of Mint ever since I first saw her work. She’s based in Stockholm and makes the most perfect looking geometric wood jewellery and paints it by hand in contrasting black and pastel colours.
Jo Ley is a super talented illustrator who graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2011. Lately she’s been producing some pretty amazing looking work as part of author Jeff Noon’s Microspores Twitter experiment and fashion illustration for Amelia’s Magazine.