Tag Archives: Friday Finds

Friday Finds: Fashion Formerly Known as Prints

19 Oct

With the continuing improvements in digital printing, designers and artists are able to collaborate in amazing ways.  I’ve been noticing a trend toward printed, wearable art incorporated into gorgeously designed fashion.  Here are a few of my faves, spotted on Pinterest recently!

Glam Canyon Dress from Modcloth

Flashed Back Shift from Anthropologie

Printed Silk Dress from Mary Katrantze

Pennii Artist Palette Dress from Ted Baker London

Glam Canyon Dress at Modcloth | Flashed Back Shift at Anthropolgie | Mary Katrantzou Dress at Net-A-Porter | Pennii Artist Palette Dress at Polyvore

What say you, Artsies?  Which is your favorite?  Any other fabulously artsy fashion I should know about?  Find these and other artsy fashion finds on my Pinterest board, This Fashion is Artsy.  Happy weekend!

All images from sources linked above.

Friday Finds: Anthropomorphically Artsy

14 Sep

These last four months of living on a lake in Northern Idaho has had its advantages, wildlife spotting being chief among them.  A favorite post-dinner activity of Mr. Forager & I is to take a long walk in the hopes of spotting a few deer, osprey, rabbits and lately, turkeys(!).  While Mr. F loves to fantasize about how awesome it would be to be a bird of prey, I tend to humanize the animals we see.  I like to think they are more like us than we realize.  Today, I’m featuring a few artists who seem to also love blending the line between humanity and the animal.

To Fall for Flattery by Nate Frizell

Beyond the Menagerie by Kareena Zerefos

Renard by Charlotte Caron

Sabrina Hornung

Nate Frizzel | Kareena Zerefos | Charlotte Caron | Sabrina Hornung 

I would love to commission Charlotte Caron to create a portrait of Mr. Forager as a grizzly bear– it would be his ultimate dream come true!  What animal do you see yourself as?

Charlotte Caron found via The Jealous Curator, Sabrina Hornung found via Lost at E Minor.  All images are from the artist’s websites, linked above.

Friday Finds: Stairmasters

24 Aug

There is nothing I love more than being out & about and coming across a fabulous piece of street art or public sculpture.  Something I’ve noticed lately is a wonderful propensity for decorating public staircases.  Here are a few of my favorite examples from around the world!

Beirut, Lebanon steps by Strictly Dih-zayhners

Piano Steps, Valparaiso, Chile

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Painted steps, Valparaiso, Chile

Yarn bombed steps oustide Helsinki Cathedral, Finland ( photo by Peter Norris )

Strictly Dih-zayhners on Street Art Utopia | Valparaiso Steps via We Heart It  | Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago | Painted steps on Street Art Utopia | Yarn Bombed Steps via The Daily Telegraph 

Who knew Valparaiso, Chile was so full of street art goodness?  Definitely on my list of places to visit now!  Have a favorite pair of artsy stairs?  Share ’em over on the Artsy Forager Facebook page!

All image sources are linked above.

Friday Finds: ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Frida Kahlo

6 Jul

I used to deliberately fight against liking the work of Frida Kahlo.  You see, in my college painting studio there was an older Bolivian woman who was auditing the course and she LOVED Kahlo and seemed to fancy herself as the next Frida.  Which wouldn’t have been a big deal except that she was mega annoying about it.  She bugged the bejeezus out of everyone in the studio.  So she tainted Frida for me.  It wasn’t until years later that I rediscovered her work and came to develop my own artist crush on Frida.  Today would have been her 105th birthday.  So in honor of Frida Kahlo de Rivera, here are a few artists who also found her inspirational!

Viva La Vida by Emma Gale

Frida Kahlo by Judy Kaufmann

Frida by Tara Jacoby

Daft Punk Frida by Fabian Ciraolo

Frida Dog by Clair Hartmann

Emma Gale | Judy Kaufmann | Tara Jacoby | Fabian Ciraolo | Clair Hartmann  

Happy birthday, Frida!

All images are via the artist’s websites, linked above.  Be sure to check out each artist’s website for more examples of their work!

%d bloggers like this: