I am just loving Joanna Neborsky’s ‘Tumbling Women’ series. It makes me think of traditional Easter European folk art mashed together with colours from the tropics, no? Perfect for springtime, if it ever makes it to Northern Alberta…
Posted by Vikki on April 22nd at 8:35am
My absolute favourite eastern-european craft tradition has to be pysanky. Technically not a Polish thing, these are a Ukrainian tradition but it pretty much spills over to any vodka-drinking, potato-eating nation which shared common oppressors over the centuries. There’s a lovely older couple selling meticulously decorated, multi-colour pysanky at the Edmonton Strathcona Market every year around this time. I have to tell you, I cannot resist picking up an egg every year. The patterns are bang on - so geometric but so colourful and full of life at the same time. Want more? Feast your eyes upon a small collection of vintage pattern ideas over at the formidable Present and Correct. Hearts!
Posted by Vikki on March 14th at 12:42pm
Marc Shur has been taking pictures of signs. You know the ones. The ones they don’t really make anymore, that age gracefully on top of hotels, on the sides of buildings, and in the roadside parking lot of that particularly quaint motel. I’m a sucker for these signs too, whenever I travel they are the subject of many of the photos I come home with. So head on over to the Sign Language flickr set and do some armchair design travelling already. [via DWL]
Posted by Vikki on March 8th at 9:21am