BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 10, 2012
Watching artist Shantell Martin draw is like witnessing a zen archer in action. Her lines are fluid and decisive. There is lightness to her movement and it is easy to tell that she finds it incredibly satisfying to glide that black ink pen over her pristine white walls. She occasionally hesitates, but there are no mistakes.
Last spring Shantell invited me to her Bed-Stuy home as she was beginning to draw on the walls of her bedroom. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 03, 2012
Though not a new idea, sisters-gone-designers can often make the best of teams (Sienna and Savannah Miller of Twenty8Twelve, The Olsens, Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte, the list goes on…) So if you're looking for a bit of whimsy brought to you by another sister duo, look no further.
British blogging babes Molly and Alice Goddard channeled their passion for fashion into their own handmade line, Lovetits. But don't be fooled by the name--there's no garish lingerie to be had here. Read More
Chicago-based artist and illustrator Lilli Carré creates magical characters in her comics and animations. Whether she’s telling the tale of a mythical singing sea monster, a stone-skipping woodsman, or a sister-run joke-writing business, she manages to create work that's altogether thought-provoking, sincere, and relatable. I was introduced to Carré’s work with her 2008 debut graphic novel The Lagoon, which also became one of the first works to turn me on to the wonderful world of comics and graphic novels. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 28, 2012
Summer means a lot of things: pools, slip n' slides, cook outs, struggling to install that window AC unit, and ultimately, vacation. Whether it's the days you take off from your 9 to 5 to vegetate in your bed watching Netflix, an escape to Europe, or a trip to the Jersey shore, vacation is a staple for summer.
If you plan to escape to the wilderness for your vacation, you're going to need a baller tent to shelter you from the elements. Allow us to suggest Field Candy tents. These tents are way more spacious than regular two-person tents, with enough space for a "lobby" to dry damp items. Read More
BY Lan Truong
on May 21, 2012
Gratuitous Type / No. 2 is a snazzy, zine-like "pamphlet of typographic smut" that'll make designerds a little weak in the knees. It's the brainchild of Brooklyn-based graphic designer/art director Elana Schlenker and is filled with great work and interviews from creatives who love letters, including calligrapher Kathryn Murray and graphic designer Astrid Stavro.
Kathryn Murray's calligraphy in Gratuitous Type / No. 2
Pick up a copy of Gratuitous Type / No. 2 for the designerd in your life right here. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Mar 13, 2012
Frontwoman, bassist, producer, painter, music video director, designer, mom, and certified badass are pretty sweet gigs to have in your repertoire. Now, Sonic Youth founding member Kim Gordon dishes on her latest project, a 12-piece collection she collaborated on with Dorothée Loermann of clothing label Surface To Air. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
in Eat Me
on Feb 21, 2012
Jessica at How About Orange shared this neat find today-- customizable jam labels by Andy Biggs (Biggs also offers handy labels for your homemade beer). The Jam Labelizer helps you get ready for your jelly by letting you type in the info you need to ID your jar, then pick a design and colors, and even add a photo, so that you may pull a Paul Newman and put your face on a line of food products. Of course, the labels can be used for a multitude of purposes unrelated to fruit preserves; simply tailor a design to your liking, download the high-resolution file, and print. Read More
BY Samantha Vincenty
on Feb 01, 2012
I'm coveting at least four of these iPhone cases by Brooklyn-based illustrator Sirin Thada. I first saw her art on Tumblr a few months ago, and was struck by her sense of humor (the "Animal Print" drawing was the first thing I saw). All of her designs have that same playfulness, cute but not too cutesy.
The only problem is that I don’t have an iPhone yet ─ I still have this stupid old sliding-keyboard dumbphone. It’s barely a step up from two rusty tin cans and a waxed string, and it draws jeers from my peer group. Read More
BY Jen Hazen
on Sep 20, 2011
N.Y.C.-based editor/designer Hamish Robertson is a busy man. You would think that being the online design editor of Vanity Fair would be time-consuming enough, right? Yet somehow Robertson finds time to create websites for well-known businesses (like vegan treatery, Babycakes), publish zines and prints as Brown Griffin (from his Brooklyn apartment), and curate Afterzine, a beautifully compiled arts and culture publication. Read More
BY Annelise S
on Jul 19, 2011
As a big fan of both temporary tattoos and artful conception, I was very excited to come across Tattly: Designy Temporary Tattoos. Graphic designer Tina Roth Eisenberg, aka swissmiss, heard the call for higher quality temporary tattoo alternatives once she became fed-up with the current offerings of unattractive and bland temp tats. With her own child's adornment in mind, Eisenberg decided to stop complaining and take matters into her own hands. The result: a small yet superb collection of temporary tattoos, each crafted by a different independent designer. Read More