Category: beauty will save the world – artists I admire

Cloth Lullaby by Isabelle Arsenault and Amy Novesky

beauty will save the world – isabelle arsenault

  ISABELLE ARSENAULT FINALLY, I got my hands on this book that I wanted for so long, by Amy Novesky and one of my favourite illustrators, Isabelle Arsenault, ABOUT another artist I admire hugely – Louise Bourgeois! Great combination to make me love everything about it! Each of these artists would deserve a post, but …

Read more

Kaffe Fassett Oriental for Free Spirit

beauty will save the world – kaffe fassett

KAFFE FASSETT     To describe the influence of this man and the central place he holds in British textile and design history wouldn’t be possible in a single blog post as this one… It’s not an exaggeration to claim that he started a revolution in the world of handicraft as he challenged old traditions …

Read more

songbirds by Holly Ward Bimba

beauty will save the world – a new year

  One of the things I enjoy the most is to share my sources of inspiration with you! I’ve been featuring one favourite artist a month since I started this blog and I would love to continue doing so because I constantly fall in love with new ones! You can find all the previous artists under the …

Read more

Gudrun Sjödén Fall 2016

beauty will save the world – gudrun sjödén

GUDRUN SJÖDÉN       This post is a very special feature – you might say it’s about a contemporary, inspiring artist in the series “Beauty will save the world” AND a cover of a “Scandinavian Pattern Pioneer” in ONE (making up for the lost post of last month)! This artist and textile designer is an outstanding source …

Read more

Ingela P Arrhenius for Omm design

beauty will save the world – ingela p arrhenius

INGELA P ARRHENIUS The amazing artist of this month, is deeply connected with some of my favourites covered earlier on this blog, and I find it so cool to put her work forward as a brilliant example of the perfect, I mean PERFECT, blend of everything I love: 50’s design, retro style, children’s books, cute …

Read more

Illustration Jon Klassen

beauty will save the world – jon klassen

JON KLASSEN   When I sat down to plan this month BSW portrait I was looking at my list of favourite illustrators, pattern designers and artists so far… and found… there is not a single guy represented! WHAT?! How could not even one male artist spontaneously pop up in my mind when listing my top …

Read more

The Penguin Great Food Collection by Coralie Bickford-Smith

beauty will save the world – coralie bickford-smith

CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH   The other day, this gem landed in my mailbox! It’s just one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen since Tove Jansson’s “Who will comfort Toffle” from 1960. From the textile cover to the end paper, the design is thoughtful and well crafted – each spread a piece of gorgeousness revealed! …

Read more

Melissa Castrillón FORBIDDEN GARDEN

beauty will save the world – melissa castrillón

MELISSA CASTRILLÓN   First Friday of the month and time for a new favourite artist in my series “Beauty will save the world”! Meet Melissa Castrillón! Encountering her work first time was a serious WOW! experience… I was completely speechless and amazed by the exquisite skills and the imagination of this artist! Melissa is living …

Read more

Designing Patterns by Lotta Kühlhorn Photo Gestalten Verlag

beauty will save the world – lotta kühlhorn

LOTTA KÜHLHORN The artist Lotta Kühlhorn could almost be featured under next week’s subject, pattern pioneers, as well… Since her début in the ’80s, she has worked her consistent colourful retro style into the very hearts of the Swedish people and now holds the place as the Queen of graphic design and illustration. Few contemporary …

Read more