The sun is shining this morning so I could not resist but to take a look at some outside furniture. For there is nothing better than enjoying those hot summer evenings out on the terrace.
[From left to right] 1. This hand-woven plastic rattan from Ikea I could see myself unwinding in after a long day. 2. Hammocks, one day I will find a place to hang one of these! 3. A functional side table with a removable top which becomes a tray, yes please Ikea. 4. A footstool to the woven rattan from Ikea.
It is Friday friends…! I am celebrating with looking at products. Here are some I found and liked.
[From left to right] 1. This Led lamp from Ikea has an interesting shape. 2. Ok so I have stool fever after seeing this Castor Stool designed by Big-Game for Japanese company, Karimoku New Standard. 3. Wow…flower power in this planter called First Object by Jorge Diego Etienne and Savvy Studio. 4. Another light source that I find interesting from Ikea.
Julia Heurling is a Stockholm based freelance designer and artist who is part of a design collective called Studio Rita. These pieces here are part of Studio Rita’s new collection called Urban Abstract and is a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.
What I fell for with Julia’s art is the colours and that the shapes are an abstract expression as this evokes a curiosity and interest for the viewer.
I aim for my work to have an associative impact on the viewer, in any direction. I prefer abstract imagery. I find that reduced information opens up for association, imagination and mystery. I believe this is the base for my fascination for patterns. I find an innate energy in repeats. Endless, eternal but absolutely present, demanding my attention. Soothing, calming and comforting, intriguing my mind to wander. – Julia Heurling
Credit: Julia Heurling - Studio Rita
I can easily see these pieces hanged or leaned nicely ‘On The Wall‘. Each poster have a simple colour palette and shapes which are repetitive, all which gives them a minimalistic yet ornative feel which is very appealing for on the wall art.
Weho Friday! Lately I have actually found so many products that I lo-ve a bit extra. It is probably because I am a bit consumed in finding the right pieces for a project as well as for my mood boards.
[From left to right] 1. I think I found my really wanna have clock…..the ‘Measure Time‘ from Taf. 2. Fish-net lamp, yes please! The ‘Fisherman‘ pendant or floor lamp from Taf just has that wow effect. 3. And then there is that Jardan ‘Bo‘ stool that I simply can’t stop adoring.
The list is a bit short today, but perhaps you can fill me in with some of your favourites this time?
Have you heard of artist and graphic designer Evelin Kasikov? She is a skilled contemporary artist who mixes hand stitching with graphic design and typography. She is constantly experimenting with different type and stitch combination and has a strong passion for letterforms. We can tell that! Evelin’s art is in my opinion one of those pieces that you will always remember. They stand out amongst the crowd! No wonder they have been featured in many magazines, blogs and exhibitions.
There is a playful feel to her pieces that I enjoy. But there is also a more strictness that comes through the shape of every single stitch, this gives it a more structured and mature feel. I asked Evelin where she finds inspiration to her work. And she told me, like the other creatives I have asked, that it is very difficult to define where inspiration comes from as it could happen anywhere and anytime.
“When I’m super busy I usually get lots of new ideas. Every piece of work always starts with lots of ‘what if?’ ideas. The right idea has to click, somehow I always know if it works or not. I guess it’s about instinct and maybe experience.” – Evelin Kasikov
I draw plenty of inspiration looking at her pieces and the way she went about combining a historical craft form with modern graphic design. ‘Graphic embroidery’ is in fact how she defines her own style and work, but she stresses that the emphasize is on the graphical part and not on the craft of stitching. The stitching for her is simply another way of creating an image.
Credit: Evelin Kasikov
The pieces which are shown here belongs to the London Triology project. If you are interested in seeing more projects of hers you can do so on her portfolio. She also sells some pieces in her webshop. Let me know if you purchased her art and hanged it ‘on your wall’.