Will Cotton may be most famous for art-directing Katy Perry's "California Gurls" video, but to me, he'll always be first and foremost the creator of some of the most charming gingerbread houses — and chalets and cottages — the world has ever seen. Did you know he actually builds the gingerbread houses and their alpine settings and then does his paintings of them? My kind of guy.
My Norwegian grandma told me once that when she dreams, she dreams she's in "the North" — always in winter, always in the North. Lisa Congdon's lovely snowy paintings give me the tiniest glimpse of what that might be like…
Tart owner Anna Visscher's love of art and well made things was kindled at a very young age by her father who would take her to galleries all throughout her childhood. Anna was born and raised in Montana, and after moving around the country in her adulthood, she ultimately was drawn back to her birthplace where in 2007 she opened a store in Bozeman to house 'pretty things handmade by Montana TARTists'.
The Tappan Collective has one simple mission: to put the works of emerging artists and photographers in the homes of collectors. Founded by Jordan Klein and Chelsea Neman, who met as art majors at The University of Michigan, The Tappan Collective is an affordable online gallery featuring tomorrow's art stars.
According to my expert sources, Exciting Baseball Is Happening. In honor of the postseason, playoffs, World Series, and all that jazz, I thought it would be fun to do another roundup of the best baseball-inspired art. Grab the garlic fries, pull up your knee-socks, and join me…
I've always been impressed by anyone skilled with watercolors because I appreciate the fluidity and lightness the painting method radiates. This selection of home — and even tech — accessories borrow the style in good taste.
Friends of mine own a great little tugboat on Lake Champlain. They took me out a couple of weekends ago for cocktails, dinner and a swim on a hot evening. That was enough to send me down the internet rabbit hole, looking for boating-themed art and objects for a couple of hours. Here are some of my very favorite finds, ranging from home decor to wooden toys:
I always look forward to escaping the Missouri heat and humidity by heading back home to Vermont in the summer. There's nothing I'd rather do than tube down our clear (cold!) rivers, eat real maple creemies, and hike in the woods.