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ARTmonday: 12 Retro Style Campers

Everywhere you turn there’s a vintage retro camper, or glamping scene. Granted the two are totally different, but still, two sides of the same coin. While I could be convinced to glamp, you won’t catch me in a camper, ’50s style chic or otherwise. I am, however, charmed by some of the images. I also kinda love the idealization of the old-fashioned camping trip, in artwork mind you, not in real life, thank you very much.

A few months ago Rise Art asked me to curate a summer-themed art collection—”Summer Is Coming“—which features some camp and road trip inspired artwork. One of my favorites from that collection is this first piece, a technicolor blur of a family camp scene.

I searched for other similar images, but wound up finding illustrations mostly vintage campers, so I figured I’d just go with it.


Camping  •  Jack Addis  •  Rise Art


Camper & Mountains  •  Amy Lighthall  •  Etsy


Camper Trailer RV  •  Cece & Coco  •  Etsy


Camp Hawk  •  J. Austin Ryan  •  Etsy


Campfire Retro American Landscape  •  Jazzberry Blue  •  Etsy


Camper  •  Tom Hammick  •  Art.sy


Happy Camper  •  Susanna Jarian  •  Etsy


Vintage Camper  •  Paper and Canvas  •  Etsy


Vintage Camper •  Just Print It


VW Camper  •  Wyatt Design  •  Society 6


Wallowa  •  Rachel Austin  •  Etsy


Boler Camper  •  O’Reilly Ink  •  Etsy

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ARTmonday: Bowls From the Kitchen Cupboard

I’ve been collecting cute and colorful tabletop and kitchen trinkets, like dipped wooden spoons, little patterned bowls, graphic tea towels, flowerpots,  and such, because this summer I’d like to attempt to take more original photographs for the blog. I’ve recently attempted to style a few shots (like the ones for the Raddish Kids post), and I think they’ve come out decently. And, of course, I’ve been practicing my still life tablescape and flower photos on Instagram almost daily. The last think I need is more stuff to store, but I figured the items would be good inspiration.

That reminded me of these artworks of bowls that I’ve been saving for a while, and figured today is as good a time as any to post them.

William Scott Still Life Painting

Orange Still LIfe  •  William Scott

Kitchen Art Fruit Bowl Drawing Mzscreations

Bowl of Fruit  •  Mzscreations  •  Society 6

Kitchen Art Vintage Pyrex Bowl Print

Vintage Pyrex   •  Pocono Modern


Vessel  •  Edel Rodriguez  •  Gallery Nucleus

Kitchen Art Bowl Stack Graphic Print

Bowl Stack  •  Strawberry Luna •  Etsy

elizabethgraeber vintage pyrex

Vintage Pyrex  •  Elizabeth Graeber

Vintage Pitcher And Cup With Flowers Artwork



Fruit Bowl  •  Colourbox  •  Society 6

Dorothy Coldwell Still Life Of Bowl

Dorothy Caldwell


Midnight Blue  •  Akiko Kobayakowa  •  Etsy


Retro Kitchen Bowls  •  Charming Shop Love  •  Etsy

Ashley Goldberg Drawing Thermos Mug

Ashley Goldberg •  Etsy

Red Cast Iron Pot Illustration Kitchen Art

Yusuke Yonezu

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ARTmonday: Jaime Derringer Art, Abstract Drawings and Paintings

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a regular contributor to Design Milk,  the best contemporary design site on the web, founded and headed by Jaime Derringer. It turns out, that not only is Jaime super great at her job, she’s also an artist. I knew she did various graphic works for various collaborations, but the other day I saw she had pinned these fantastic, colorful abstract artworks—and they’re hers. I love the clear, bright palette and mix of blocky and curvy shapes. I think I may even pick one out for the condo in Delray Beach. Jaime Derringer art would certainly pop on white.


Untitled, acrylic on canvas


Composition #3, acrylic on canvas


Abstract Drawing #6, marker on paper

Jaime Derringer Abstract Drawing

Abstract Drawing #8,  marker on paper


Abstract Drawing #7,  marker on paper


Composition #1, acrylic on canvas

Jaime Derringer Abstract Art Sketch
2013 sketchbook

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2013 sketchbook


2013 sketchbook

Jaime Derringer Abstract Art Sketch

2013 sketchbook


Illogical Prism, print

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ARTmonday: 22 Trees

It’s true. The flowers are coming up, and blooming. But it’s the trees I’ve been appreciating. I love the pungent green buds this time of year, the small start of each leaf. Many of these tree artworks, I suppose. are somewhat wintry. Even so, let’s celebrate tree art today, for spring, renewal, and all that hopeful stuff.


David Hockney

Francisco-Rubio -trees

Francisco Rubio


Gerhard Richter


Jody Xiong, DDB China Group


Joe Klevitt


Junya Ishigami


Baptiste Vandaele


Myoung Ho Lee


Hiroshi Sugito


Casey Roberts


March Avery


Margo Hoff

tree stick figures

Guy Field


Wolf Kahn


Daniel Lachenmeier


Morimoto Shouhei


National Geographic, February, 1976

trees, Lisa Congdon

Lisa Congdon


Virginia Echeverria Whipple


Eloise Renouf


Tree a Day

Woldgate-with-red trees-David-Hockney

David Hockney

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ARTmonday: 26 Swimmers

With a pool outside my window, and a tiny glimpse of ocean yonder, this collection of pools, divers, and swimmers, pulled from my Pinterest boards, seems an appropriate post for today. Yes, I’m in Florida again. Don’t hate me!


Alex Katz


Samantha French


Sarah Boyts Yoder


Kobayashi Kokei


Kate Pugsley


Valeriya Volkova


David Hockney


David Hockney


Jing Wei


Alessandro Gottardo


Kôshirô Onchi


Hiroshi Sugito & Yoshitomo Nara


Kirkland Bray


Rineke Dijkstra


Margaux Williamson


Daniel Lachenmeier


Lisa Congdon


Bernardo Carvalho

Drawing of Water Swimmers



Katherine Bradford


PineconeCamp, Etsy


David Hockney


Charlotte Trounce

Brian Rea Illustrator Jumping

Brian Rea

Sophia Martineck

Sophia Martineck


Juka Araikawa


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ARTmonday: 25 Mountains + Icebergs

I’ve been sorting though my  art b0ard on Pinterest because it is overflowing with over 1300 pins. I already have separate boards for abstracts, sculptures & installations, nudes (though I need to pull this down because I keep getting warnings), female figures, and photography, but now I need to subcategorize even more, so I’ve created landscapes, and will probably move on to still lives and portraits. I’ve noticed I have an abundance of contemporary artwork, especially illustration, picturing mountains and icebergs. This is hardly a surprise, given the current craze for all things “geo” (triangles, facets, polyhedrosn,etc.). They’re appealing, and season appropriate, so here you go.

Dadu Shin

Dadu Shin

Danny Jones

via Geo A Day


Shannon Rankin

John Dilg

John Dilg, Luise Ross Gallery

Marion Barruad

Marion Barraud

Nikki Painter

Nikki Painter


Medile Siaulytyte, Saatchi Online

Dekanimal polar bear iceberg geo

 dekanimal, Etsy

Brandi Stickland

Brandi Strickland

Megan Whitmarsh

 Megan Whitmarsh, 20×200

Jen Tong

Jen Tong

mountain woodcut



Alexandra Valenti

Brian Rea

Brian Rea

Misato Suzuki


Misato Suzuki


Miranda Skoczek

Miranda Scokzek

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen

Andy Curlowe

Andy Curlowe

Marina Molares

Marina Molares

Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan

Treasure Frey

Treasure Frey

Miju Lee

Miju Lee

Mountain-grape-Jelly-Marina-society 6

{grape Jelly} Marina, Society6

Wesley Bird

Wesley Bird, Society6


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ARTmonday: TurningArt

Sorry for the late night post. Spent the snowy weekend organizing cabinets and hanging with friends, including interior designer Alison Sheffield and photographer Stephen Sheffield, when I guess I should have been blogging. Then today, had a whole bunch of style stories due to the Boston Globe. I was kinda thinking of skipping out early tonight to bed, but I just got an email from a Boston area company called TurningArt, so here we go.

The Boston-based start-up, founded by 35-year-old seasoned webpreneur Jason Gracilieri, is a sort of Netflix for art. For $10/month, the site will send you a framed print of an original artwork of your choosing, which you can swap as often as you like. Shipping is free and and membership dollars get banked as ArtCredit, which can be used to buy prints or original pieces from the site.

After a quick survey about your taste (literal vs. abstract), your way of life (city vs. suburbs), and how you approach it (conversation starter vs. laugh inducer), TurningArt assigns you a “Personal Curator.” Mine’s name is Mari. “She” curated  ten pieces for me to kickstart my collection. The pieces were a bit more representational and traditional than my actual leanings. Here’s  a sampling of artwork I found by browsing that I could live with:

the first encounter. By Casey David

The First Encounter, Casey David

Close VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper) By Hollis Brown Thornton

Close VHS (Entry Hall Wallpaper), Hollis Brown Thornton

Flamingo By Josh Goehring

Flamingo, Josh Goehring

Rally Day By Brantner DeAtley

Rally Da, Brantner DeAtley

Times Square I By Marietta Leung

Times Square I, Marietta Leung

Close Land Study no 77 By Peter Roux

Close Land Study no 77, Peter Roux

flat broke By Theresa Anderson

Flat Broke, Theresa Anderson

Close Dress Display By Abby Murphy

Close Dress Display, Abby Murphy

Short break By Simon Kogan

Short Break, Simon Kogan

Tyler Robbins Photograph

Kingsford, Tyler Robbins


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ARTmonday: 20 Illustrated Arrays, From Modern Chairs to Lady Gaga

I saw the first image here, So Many Trees, So Little Time by Eloise Renouf, on Pinterest today via my favorite art pinner, drawdrawdraw*, and was struck by it for a few reasons. First, the caption said, “ways to draw trees,” and I thought it would be helpful for my 10-year-old who struggles with all the illustrations he’s required to do for school. Second, once I focused in on it, I saw the obvious resemblance to Marimekko patterns; particularly Siirtolapuutarha (I bought that pillow cover in Finland in May). Finally, as I was trying to decide what to feature today, and came to the conclusion it should be child-centric, but not obviously so, I thought images in this vein would work. Simple drawings of items arrayed, some almost chart-like, all easily digestible, some child-like, others just decoratively geometric, and some sassy illustrations. I hope you like the mix.

So Many Trees, So Little Time, Eloise Renouf

Painted Pebbles 1, Garima Dhawan

Tents, Adam Simpson

Beach Hut, Julia Pott

28 Camera Drawings, Christine Berrie

Lady Gaga, Adrian Valencia

I Bought All of These, Kate Bingaman-Burt


Modern Chairs, Ali Douglass
(I purchased this last night and am excited to hang it in the Delray condo.)

Là-haut, Marion Barraud

Donuts-No.3, Monster Gallery

Trees of the USA, Katie Holten

8 Bit Star Wars, Fitz Fitzpatrick

Christmas Calendar 2011, Hanna Konola

Terrariums, Alice Ferrow

Shape Study #2, Erin Wilson

Mini Arch Abstract, Melanie Mikecz

Ovals, Beth Hoeckel

Ashley Percival

Compositie, Bart van der Leck

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ARTmonday: Sabine Finkenauer

Sabine Finkenauer is a German-born, Barcelona-based artist who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in the 1980s. I don’t know much about her, but I really like her simple, geometric forms and earthy yet cheerful color palette. The figurative drawings seem, to me, very influenced by Marimekko designs.

Family, 2003
pencil on paper
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Interior, 2008
collage on paper
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Interior, 2008
collage on paper
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Garden, 2001
pencil on paper
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Hand, 2000
felt-tip pencil on paper
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Carpet, 2009
pencil on paper
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Architecture, 2005
acrylic on paper
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Accumulation, 2008
oil on canvas
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Skirt, 2001
pencil on paper
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Room, 2005
acrylic on paper
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Puzzle, 2008
paint on wood
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Room, 2005
acrylic on paper
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Head, 2001
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Stairs, 2006
oil on canvas
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Three Girls, 2005
acrylic on paper
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Kitchen, 2005
acrylic on paper
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House, 2006
oil on canvas
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Drawings in the studio, 2001

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Saturday Say It: Steve Lambert

steve lambert we have had sex in this room

steve lambert we have had sex in this room also

Steve Lambert, 20×200
starting at $20

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