coolness.

November 13, 2008

I love Michele Maule’s artwork. My very favorites are the typewriters {I have a bit of a thing with old typewriters}. I love her colors, the mixed media pieces and her self portrait series. Love love! She has a really cool site too…with a little Sigur Ros playing as you flip through her portfolio {perfect music to art pairing, if you ask me}. You can buy her work on her Etsy shop. You can’t beat being able to buy a piece of original art starting at $50. Take down one of those posters on your wall, and put up something unique.

nonpareil’s first giveaway!!

November 7, 2008

I’m really excited to feature 3cd Kid Stuff! They are a Chicago based design firm with a new etsy shop filled with fun prints for kid’s rooms. I love the sketchy quality of their animals…filled with character. Adorable!!

They have generously donated a signed Alphabet Letters print for me to give away to one lucky reader {see below…but the frame is NOT included…it’s just the print} . Here’s how you win: Visit 3cd Kid Stuff, check out all of their sweet prints, and leave a comment here letting me know which is your favorite. Mine is that adorable yellow bird {above}. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, November 14th at noon. So, leave your comments before Friday the 14th at 11am {Chicago time}. Good luck!

paint a pretty picture.

July 10, 2008


My business partner and I were fortunate enough to work at an art and craft show with Erica Hunzinger for a few years in a row. Not only is she super sweet and fun to have around while we were working our booths, but she is an incredibly talented artist. Every year I’d look forward to seeing her new pieces. The show we worked together is no more…so I’m glad that I can keep up on her amazing paintings on her website!

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be colorful.

May 30, 2008


Our new painting arrived yesterday (above)…and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I commissioned Chicago based, Anne Leuck Feldhaus to paint a picture of our dear old Basset Hounds who passed away last year. It was a gift for my husband’s birthday. She did an amazing job and captured the essence of our dogs. So so sweet.

A video of herself painting the piece is on her blog.

She also has an Etsy store with little prints and things to buy. I love her style!

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