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.
When I saw some of Kristina’s prints over at Weekday Carnival some weeks ago I had a sudden urge to contact her. And I am glad I did! Not only is she one of those cheerful and fun individuals whom I find inspiring and enjoy chatting to, but she also had some new ‘never shown on blogs before’ art that she was kind to share with us. So here they are! Different patterns of wood, stone and cork set in a thought out geometrical play. The sharp shapes gives the pieces a minimalistic feel even though the patterns are decorative. In fact she tells us that she has a passion for “[...] strong and geometric shapes [...]” and that is all due to her background in graphic design. Oh, and regarding the patterns; I think I feel a strong connection to these pieces due to them being patterns which makes up some common interior materials.
“I’m fascinated by different natural materials and their surfaces which can either be cold, warm, soft, hard, heavy or light – I think the mix of these exclusive and cheap textural materials such as marble, ply, wood, cork and paper – is an interesting and unexpected combination that aren’t often put together.” -Kristina Krogh
I am clearly fascinated by these pieces! And since I am curios by nature I asked Kristina where she finds inspiration for them. She said that she looks at anything from tiles, old parquet flooring to colour combinations she finds at one of the smaller stores Copenhagen has to offer. Oh and not to forget she draws plenty of inspiration from her bike rides through the Danish capital. Lovely! Is it ok to feel a bit jealous of that bike ride?
Credit: Kristina Krogh
There is no doubt that Kristina knows what she is doing. Not only is her art current and would suit many of the interior space’s I dream of, but she also has a strong foundation in design through her education at Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. She now works as a freelance graphic designer, artist and runs her webshop. If interested in these prints they will be released in the shop very soon. I am not aware of what they will sell for, but what I do know is that they are limited edition and every piece has Kristina’s lovely signature on it. Why don’t you head over to Kristina’s Facebook page and show her some love!
These are some lovely maps of the ‘Northern sky‘ or ‘Southern sky‘ made by Stellavie. The prints are printed by hand with a silk screen technique and comes in different colors. Here are Map I and Map II as they call them and they are either with silver and black or silver, black and white. The first edition counts 500 pieces. The limited edition makes the pieces a bit unique as you will be guaranteed that not every one holds a copy. Every limited edition print is “[...] numbered and individually hand stamped on its backside.” This adds a nice touch and a sense of ownership to the pieces.
Stellavie is a german duo of designers Steffen and Viktoria. They are very kind and quick in their business manner; as I got a reply back from them within a few minutes. I could hear the passion behind their work as I emailed back and forth with them. I asked them about where they find inspiration and this is what they had to say:
” [...] we are fascinated by everything stellar & scientific, we are in love with paper as well as various printing techniques and started silkscreen printing ourselves a couple of month ago, we are into information graphics as well as typography and fine details in graphic design [...]”
That they are into scientific shows right? I am excited to see what’s next for them. What will they come up with when these run out? Well, I guess we will just have to wait and see.
A woman who needs no introduction in the blog world is freelance art director Therese Sennerholt. She is known for her graphical prints and post cards. Her work is an expression of juxtaposing black and white elements as they make up different sayings or words.
That she has a creative mind and a talent for marketing is shown in her collaborations with stylists and photographers. You are more likely to see her prints alongside an interior styled shot like this. My favourites as of lately are instead the styled mood boards like this one above. Here styled by Rebecka Haymoz and photographed by Delight Studios.
Credit: Therese Sennerholt
The prints are for sale in her web shop. With worldwide shipping Therese can inspire all of us with her prints. Now all that is missing from her, would be a behind-the-scene blog, or what do you say?
These black vintage posters are available from flatma.de in collaboration with its original designers. The two posters were both originally designed 1966 for the Container Corporation of America’s Chicago Cultural Communication Project. Now, the designers -Giulio Cittato and John Rieben- collaborated with Flatmade to bring back 100 screen prints of each.
I like the story behind vintage posters. By looking at them one can learn alot about the past. Selecting them is most likely like any other type of art form, a very personal thing. Perhaps they speak to you aesthetically or maybe they evoke a memory of some sort.
These posters with a size of 88.9 x 127 cm I could see in an interior setting like the one below. I am envisioning a space which feels industrial; has high ceiling, and a brick wall. The comfort is added through the sofa material and curvy shape which is also repeated in the art work and lamp. The artwork would lean nicely on the wall supported by a steel cabinet…perhaps some casual looking lighting or some candles would be nice to place on the cabinet. Or what do you think?
Credit: Lamp called Orbit, designed by Johan Lindsten for Garsnas. Sofa called Armilla designed by
Emma Olbers for Ire. Cushion designed by Anna Sörensson for Ikea. Poster Theater designed
by Giulio Cittato for Flatmade. Ikea PS cabinet designed by Nicholai Wiig Hansen for Ikea.