james westwater

items: paintings
artist: james westwater
images via: james westwater
comments: james is a conceptual artist originally from brazil. these pieces are acrylic over existing paintings and postcards. something about them resonates with me. it's hard for me to articulate why but they evoke in me a strong connection that i enjoy. hope you are curious about them too and will check out his website for more of his work.

ariele alasko, brooklyn ny

items: custom designed tables
designer: ariele alasko
images via: brooklyntowest
comments: ariele is a custom furniture designer with a background in sculpture. the tables shown here are made with reclaimed wood. the intricacy of the patterns, exquisite craft, and subsequent time intensity of these pieces is breathtaking. the attention to detail and the rustic nature of the reclaimed materials creates such a captivating contrast. love, love, love, her work. please check out her blog to learn more about her and to commission some custom made furniture. i'm in such complete awe of her talent. wow.

delicious design league

item: logo, packaging, and poster designs
designed by: delicious design league, chicago
images via: delicious design league
comments: delicious design league is a design and illustration studio based in chicago. the work shown here is logo, packaging, and poster design for their client, pelican, which is a post-metal band. wow, this is some good work. check out their website for more of their work and to hire them for your next project.

candelero by nadadora studio

item: candelero candle
designer: pedro ochando of nadadora studio, valencia, spain
photos via: un4verde
comments: these colorful candlesticks are made into a shape that includes a wide base. while beautiful, the shape also functions to catch melting wax as the candle burns. smart. i love the minimal material and high function of this design. if you do too, you can find them at un4verde.com.