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Red: the colour of love, passion, sex, Valentine’s Day and Dior lipstick, just to name a few. It’s been a while since I did one of my color posts, so for my first post of 2014, what could be more fitting than to ring in the new year with the colour of love? I also thought love was an appropriate theme b/c I’m 5 followers away from 2,500 followers on Pinterest! So I wanted to show some love for that! Also lots of love and appreciation goes out to anyone that read, scrolled or stumbled across my blog in the last year, I had my best year yet! So get into all the love, and all the red. And Happy New Year !!

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A few days ago, I blogged about W’s December 2013 Art Issue featuring George Clooney in a suit painted by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. W’s magazine cover inspired me to look more into her work and the 2012 Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collaboration, images of which I also shared in the previous post. Today I’m sharing some of the A-MAZING in-store experiences Louis Vuitton created around the world in cities like Paris, London and New York. It’s neat seeing Kusama’s work come to life in an retail experience. Each of these pop-up shops are practically works of art themselves. As a windows and in-store experience designer, and someone into textile and pattern design, Kusama’s work is the perfect marriage of the two. So check out these interiors and beautiful store windows below. Embrace the polka dot. Love the polka dot!

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And now for the store windows (below).

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Harold Hollingsworth, Double Rocker, 2012,
acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

I love how everything is connected on the internet  …  Today I stumbled across the A-MAZING sketchbooks of Harold Hollingsworth on Flickr and paused because they reminded me of  sketchbooks I created during my summer in Copenhagen. Weeks, maybe even months earlier, I found the image above on Tumblr and thought it was a wheat paste  poster, or a piece of found typography, but I had no idea where it came from, or who created it. Turns out it is by Hollingsworth! After I discovered his sketchbooks and began searching for information to write this post, I found his blog and tumblr. One thing lead to another, and I finally found who created the work of art I liked so much. I love what that happens! Today I’m sharing pages from his sketchbooks, and tomorrow I’ll share some of Hollingsworth’s mixed-media paintings. In the sketchbooks, I love how each page is more a “composition” rather than a “sketchbook”. Each page or spread is like a work of art. Experimental, gestural and full of energy. How great are these?

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Hort is a creative studio based in Germany who’s work has been floating around the design blogs for a while. Since I recently blogged about the Brooklyn Nets Logo, I thought I’d keep the sports theme going. I love that Hort’s work for Nike is so experimental and creative. High design and abstract. It’s pretty remarkable a huge corporation like Nike is trusting and open to promoting their brand this way. Definitely gives the brand new life and an edge. Hort describes themselves as, “A creative playground. A place where ‘work and play’ can be said in the same sentence. An unconventional working environment. Once a household name in the music industry. Now, a multi-disciplinary creative hub. Not just a studio space, but an institution devoted to making ideas come to life. A place to learn, a place to grow, and a place that is still growing.” Pretty cool right?

Get into their Nike work below.

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Nike x LeBron James Shirt (above) – awesome drawn typography!

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Nike USA, WITNESS CAMPAIGN (above and below).

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“Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.”

from Fail Safe by Debbie Millman

Love her.

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Today on tumblr I stumbled across the collage work of Chicago-dweller/designer Emily Haasch. According to her bio, Emily describes herself as the following,

Emily Haasch is a designer, collage artist, art student, ordinary nerd, tiny person, pixel enthusiast, avid reader, exhaustive writer, Newcastle drinker, friendly dog-petter, obsessive researcher, brand maker, risk taker, True Life watcher, witty storyteller, loves the city of Rockford, hates the city of Rockford, parking lot explorer, amateur jalapeño farmer, conceptual thinker,practical doer, Wal-Mart shopper, and future owner of an Internet timeshare.”

Whew, what a description right? I love these small collages and her Wrestler series, which I’ll share later. Her work is simple, graphic and enjoyable to look at. If you want to see even more of her work, check out her website, tumblr and follow her on twitter. And if you want to own an Haasch original for yourself, check out her store.
Get into it!


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In March, one of my favorite blogs, A Lovely Being blogged about Macon & Lesquoy‘s Travel sketchbooks from a trip to NYC. I created sketchbooks like this from my travels in Copenhagen and I keep meaning to get back in the habit. I have a fresh pack of Moleskines that are just begging for this treatment. So until I get back in the habit, enjoy these from Macon & Lesquoy!

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Jonathan Adler!

 

 

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