Category Archives: ART

simply photo


The same day that I was telling how much I love still life images, Holly from Decor8 posted about Simply Photo. New York based Jennifer Causey photographs everyday life moments in a beautiful way. Her gorgeous photos are sold as print and postcards in her etsy shop Simply Photo. Jennifer: “These works represent my continuous journey to slow down and discover the beauty in everyday life. I am inspired by nature, design, form and color”.


I couldn’t resist these stunning still lifes and purchased the naturals-set of 10 post card and the beautiful spoon print (spoons are certainly popular still life objects these days!). Click here to visit Simply Photo’s etsy shop. You can see more of Jennifer’s work at her website.

in-stilllife


In the August issue of UK magazine Living Etc this beautiful print (top picture) was featured. As I love still life images, my eyes were immediately drawn to this piece of art. Adrian Briscoe is the founder of In-stillLife. He has worked as freelance commercial photographer for companies such as The Conran Shop, Heals, House of Fraser and John Lewis. His work has been published in Elle Decoration, The Telegraph, The Times, Country living as well as numerous other publications. His particular style and approach to photography is appreciated by many of the stylists and designers he has worked with, who have shaped the way our interiors look today.


In-stillLife was created from Adrian’s desire to produce a high standard of photographic works that would enhance the interiors of our modern homes. A common character of his work is its ability to evoke a sense of stillness, which is created by a determined anonymity, timelessness and ambiguity of location whilst drawing the viewer in with the use of familiar subject matter. Adrian: ‘Photography is quickly becoming established as an excepted form of Art for our walls, something that will truly enhance a modern interior. Once seen as a poor substitute for paintings, Photography is now viewed as the collectable Art form of our time’.

Andrian’s photos can be bought directly from the In–stillLife website. His work is available in different sizes and can be delivered to you unframed or completey mounted and framed. I think the photo of the wooden spoons would look stunning in a large kitchen or dining room!

New Steven Harrington print


I just bought this new print COMMUNITY #1 from Steven Harrington. I love the work of this LA based artist! I have several of his prints and can’t wait till his Peacock design comes available as offset print.


Visit Steven’s website to see more of his beautiful work. Click here if you would like to purchase one of his prints.

Kose vases

vases
I love the simple lines of these vases from Kose. This company from Milan, Italy, brings classic lines and classic materials together into beautiful vases, handcrafted from clay. Gorgeous still lives can be created with these vases. In fact, the photo above reminds me of a Giorgio Morandi painting.

morandi paintings
Morandi (1890 – 1964) was an Italian painter who throughout his career concentrated almost exclusively on still lives and landscapes. With great sensitivity to tone, color, and compositional balance, he would depict the same familiar bottles and vases again and again in paintings notable for their simplicity of execution.

Elle Decoration UK has an photo spread in their April issue which is inspired by the still lives of Morandi. It is worth getting this issue as the images are gorgeous. I will try to scan them and will add them to this post later.

{Update: Below a scan of some images of the Elle Decoration UK photo spread}