What I love about Scandinavian homes is that they all are decorated in a very minimalistic style. The spaces are used very efficiently and designed mostly in white because of the dark and long winter days. In particular kitchens need to be designed smartly since they should be inspirational for cooking and welcoming for family and friends.
I am so into Japan nowadays. While I was searching about foreign artists living there, I came across Andrew Joyce and his ‘doodles and stuff’. These make me feel like visiting Japan again (I will most likely do that).
You mustn’t miss these beautiful woodcut wildlife prints from Nic Annette Miller. She is making those pieces and more paper projects. She even has a ‘bear’ among the Tattly tattoos that I wrote about earlier.
Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator based in San Francisco. Everytime I check Wendy’s illustrations, I lose myself in her portfolio. Her art is so nice and catchy (her website and the book).Those are among some of my favorites.
Tellkiddo is a lovely shop on Etsy where you can find many illustrated items. Besides the beautiful prints and the greeting cards, I found these paper bags very creative and useful. You can check out the shop for room decoration and nursery items.
I’ve always liked littala, which is a Finnish brand that started as a glass factory ın 1881 and have today expanded their offerings to essential daily objects such as plates, glasses, mugs, coffee cups, kitchen towels, etc. My interest in their design increased when a friend of mine gave me the blue Taika mug as a present. Since then, I have had a special interest in the Taika series. I have learned that ‘Taika’ means ‘magic’ in Finnish, and the illustration of this series is done by Klaus Haapaniemi. All the different colors match so well with the figures.