Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Book Boner Part Two

Aron Mörel has really cool hair, a generous smile, good taste in whisky and publishes lovely books. Mörel Books is based in London and specializes in affordable art books and zines. Mörel works in close collaboration with the artists and the quality of this partnership is naturally apparent in each book. One of my favorites is Some British Birds by Edwyn Collins, who after having two strokes, lost control of the right side of his body. His daily journal of bird illustrations show a gentle progression of learning to render with his left hand. I love the smudges and the soulful expressions of the birds. 

- sea -

Monday, December 21, 2009

oh, Kareena.

I used to bump into this spectacular lady in the lift while working in Sydney, and recently saw her work at The Finders Keepers Design Market. Kareena is as sweet as her illustrations are beautiful. Check out more work here and perhaps even own your very own piece here.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

She Wore Her Watercolours Into The Ocean

She flew from the mountains of Roundup, MT to visit the sunshine and the seashore. It had been four years since I last saw my dear friend Coila. With hazy eyes grinning and a cup of dd coffee we made our way to the east coast to see the sunrise. It was so beautiful to watch the light expand as Colia layerd colored sea-water into her journal. She left me the mountains and took home the sea.

- sea -

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Drawings of Newcastle

King Street Sculpture

Lambton Pool

Newcastle Council Building

Tyrone Road Trolly

Trevor Dickinson
is a Newcastle based illustrator who draws iconic buildings and your basic around-town staples ( like grocery store carts, called Trollys, which seem to roam the streets everywhere - is this universal?) in a really sweet and endearing way. Those who are familiar with Newcastle will find this flickr site quite relevant and cute. And for those of you who are yet to visit Newcastle, hopefully it draws a nice picture for you. ;)