September 24, 2009

Mike Dutton + Dana Robson + Design Crush

Hello : )

Sorry it's been a bit slow to get underway today, I have been visiting with a friend and her brand new baby boy...I have been waiting for the right moment to meet him, and today was the day! - He is so beautiful and I am very much looking forward to watching him grow...

Watching babes sleeping does not get alphabets up and ready to roll, but it will be worth the wait - promise!

let's get started...

Mike Dutton

I mentioned yesterday about looking for art that boys (and their parents) would love...I was thinking about Christmas presents and was hoping that I would find an artist who's works would stretch across a variety of age groups...Mike Dutton's work does just that.

Check out his cutie-pie critters and then his more edgy hot air balloon and pig piloted flying machine - perfect don't you think? If you like what you see below you will love the body of work on his website - go check it out!

(images from Mike Dutton)

visit Mike's website
visit Mike's store

Dana Robson

I mentioned back in alphabet*six's letter V that I have a soft spot for typography and maps... Ooh-la-la! have you seen the gorgeous embroidery work from Dana Robson??

This series of work melts my heart - mapping and hand embroidery... I think that would pretty much be my favourite combination ever!!

"Nature is filled with tiny things that can have a big impact: tiny creatures digging in the dirt, tiny moments in time that can change your life, a tiny gesture that stays in your heart forever. While science gives us the mechanism of memory, our nature gives us the desire to hold certain memories close… and all too often, gives us the desire to forget.

Drawing with thread, Dana asks questions about how our memories evolve over time, spotlighting the search for real connections to others and the drive for every creature to find its place in the world."

(images and quote from Dana Robson)

visit Dana's website
visit Dana's store

Design Crush is a new find for me...but it is oh, such a goodie!

Design Crush beautifully combines all my favourite things - gorgeous goodies, beautiful photography, fabulous food and give-aways!! What more could you want?

I totally recommend you add it to your favourites, I know that it will definitely be a regular stop-over for me - enjoy!

(image from Design Crush)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

And there we have 'D'... I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you : )

Have a wonderful day! see you tomorrow for E! xxoo


Kickcan and Conkers said...

Love the work you've shown by dana Robson - just beautiful! I love maps too.

mchen said...

Holy toledo. This is my first time here... and I'm so happy I found you. I want to comment on numerous posts, but then you'd be all "who is this crazy comment-happy weirdo?" So I'll just leave it at: WOW, you are doing a great job of sharing some incredible talent.

I am floored by Mike Dutton's characters & treatment of light... and am falling over myself for Charmaine Olivia Calcara's people.

Terrific picks. I'll be back!