It’s a beautiful day and I say let’s start it off right with lots and lots of color! Are you with me on this? Okay! I would like to visit the world of illustrator and Surface Pattern Designer Samantha Hahn in Brooklyn. I think her gorgeous, cheery and multi-colored work will make your day a little brighter!
Samantha has a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University, and an MA in Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College. She’s worked with many clients including Glamour, Victoria’s Secret, Saatchi & Saatchi and many more!
Samantha Hahn’s work is beautifully detailed, through delicate pen work, layers and patterns that form from her seamless colored inks and watercolor, blending together to create such doft and dreamy palettes. Inspired by vintage fashion photography, nature, and so many patterns, You can find her lovely illustrations on everything from T-shirts, greeting cards, journal covers, wall graphics and even cushions!
Also, if you are a fan of reading blogs, you can find some of Samantha’s inspirations on her own blog Maquette.
(images: samantha hahn)
Stylist Eva Lindh from Stockholm, Sweden has a great eye for detail, composition, color, line, light, space and everything else that goes into styling a photograph.
From gorgeous interior spaces to fashion and commercial shoots, Eva has a wonderful diverse portfolio that is so versatile. I enjoy Scandinavian design so much, and I find these images so complete and transporting.
Eva’s interior stylist is full of light and character, and although she makes everything look so perfect, down to the last detail, what I love about it is her talent to make the spaces still look comfortable and livable. I am also immediately drawn to Eva’s fashion styling, using the same elements to portray high fashion in such an effortless way.
(images: eva lindh)
Oh how I love crochet! And if you do too, HandMaid Liset would be the perfect fuel for your addiction. Lisette is a talented sewer, crocheter and knitter from Leiden, Netherlands. She creates lovely patterns and a large variety of items for your home and wardrobe, like vase covers, throws, scarves and much more.
I am so impressed by the intricacy involved in the crochet process, and the gorgeous shapes and patterns it creates. Lisette’s beautiful work inspires me to want to learn crochet, so I must find some time soon to start a project. But in the meantime, we can all just admire Lisette’s work and talent. And if you are so tempted to get yourself some of her lovely crochet, (love the gorgeous hexagon throw!) visit her etsy shop for a selection of her recent work. Lisette often switches between techniques and materials, creating a wide collection of lines and products.
Lisette’s love for colors is translated through to her vibrant, multi-colored designs. I love the palettes she creates, so bright and lively, and perfect for spring. She is constantly on the lookout for different shapes and materials to work with at thrift stores and second hand stores. I’d love to spend some time watching Lisette in action, how interesting it would be to see the different pieces come alive bit by bit. If you would like to get a glimpse of Lisette’s process as she creates, visit her blog that is updated with her projects.
(images: handmaid liset)
I am swooning over the layers, textures, ruffles and colors in Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz’s. Hawa could be translated to wind, or passion in Arabic, and is exactly what this collection portrays.
Beautiful feminine shapes and delicate layers are overflowing, creating the perfect balance of volume. You will find dreamy whites, beiges, pinks and pale grays, my favorite palette from this collection, which also carries fiery reds, yellows and oranges. Whether it’s for a night on the town or a red carpet event, the hawa collection features a variety of light and airy dresses, silk satin trousers, and heavier draped dresses.
(images: rabih kayrouz)
Jackie Bos is no stranger to burrs & berries, I have featured her work here before and I am a big fan of hers. Daylight Dreamers is a letterpress print collaboration between Jackie Bos and Pistachio Press.
If you’ve been looking for letterpress prints of darling illustrations, hurry on over to either Jackie’s shop or the Pistachio Press shop to grab one of these newly released limited editions before they run out! To get some more information about the collaboration, visit Jackie’s blog and Rachael’s blog.
(images: jackie bos)