This Chicago-based artist is best known for her illustrations, paintings, animations and lately her clay sculptures. In her pieces she explores a positive notion of community and adventure, a sense of playful connection with each other and with the dreamlike surrounding. Her depiction of a relaxed and content woman is so calming and easy to look at, you can't help but smile every time you see her work.
Alex and Matt live a simple slow life in the rural mountains of New Hampshire. They both collaborate in such a beautiful way, it's almost intuitive, and so beautiful to witness. They both have an amazing sense of space and do minimalism right. They design and build essential things for home. Alex is also starting her clothing line. They like the idea of relying on their own hands and nature, trying to make a lot of things they owe.
This Toronto artist's paintings are created organically, composed like collages. Emily adds and subtracts, paints a layer or scratches it off just to later cover part of it with a silkscreened image, random color patches and patterns. She likes to have fun with art and it shows in her pieces.
If you ever doubt that Chicago has great coffee, visit Ryan at Sawada Coffee. His military latte is not only the most visually stunning combination of matcha and espresso, but it also consistently tastes amazing. He creates liquid art in a cup that you'll be reluctant to ruin with a sip.
Elizabeth is a florist and the owner of Asrai Garden - a special gem in Bucktown Chicago that's not your average flower shop. She has a unique talent to combine whimsical, seductive and mystical in an unpretentious way. Her carefully curated shop is always a favorite place to visit.
Ida Falck Øien is one of three fashion designers behind HAiKw/ - Norwegian clothing label based out of Oslo. Their collections relate to the world of fashion as well as art, given their conceptual, research based and highly collaborative approach to every project.
Norma moved from Mexico to Montreal and started her design brand - Cara Carmina. She's managed very quickly to create her own language with her unique characters, using thread and fabric as her favorite illustrative tools. She's best known for her series of one of a kind dolls inspired by Frida Kahlo, with characteristic "bicycle eyes", bursting with vibrant colors and bold patterns.
When you look at Chelli's meticulous creations, it's hard to believe she crafts each one of them by hand at her Chicago studio. Her luxurious leather bags are elegant but edgy, minimal but so rich in beautifully finished details. She's a founder of CHC - a leather goods brand, a giving company, focused on conscious consumerism.
Jean is a French illustrator living in London. His work is minimal, witty, humorous and usually a brilliant commentary on everyday issues. Most importantly, Jean is his work: personable, funny, and curious. His honest depiction of the world is hard to resist.
Kris is an American fashion illustrator and textile designer based in London, specializing in watercolor and ink drawings.
Pia opened one of the hottest cafes in Melbourne - Tomboy, where she perfected the art of making the ultimate cup of cappuccino.
This extremely skilled printer and designer is also the founder of Cryptogram, the print and design studio based out of Cincinnati that has recently joined forces with one of the coolest design firms in Kentucky - BLDG.
Bianca designs and hand paints textiles she later turns into unique bed linen, home wares and clothing. She's the founder of The Vallentine Project specializing in creating products that make life more cosy and playful.
Tiffany is a painter, singer and songwriter from California, living her creative life in Chicago. Her watercolors are just a perfect reflection of her personality: delicate and feminine yet playful and spontaneous.
Dee is a talented weaver, textile designer and the founder of Herron - a fiber and textile studio in Chicago specializing in hand woven goods for interiors and home decor.
Camille is a graphic designer and interior consultant based in Melbourne, but mostly the creative brain behind a design label Carpenter's Daughter, specializing in artisan aprons and other beautifully crafted leather goodies.
Born and raised in Scotland, Bobby moved to Melbourne where she found a perfect outlet for a lot of her creative talents and a great community to support her artistic endeavors, encouraging her to experiment with painting.
This extremely talented young Australian artist has developed a very distinctive style in ceramics, playing with colored clay and patterns, turning each piece into a unique work of art.
Vanessa creates ceramic pieces with personality, turning simple vases, cups and spoons into quirky characters you just simply can't resist. She effortlessly plays with pattern and color, admitting decoration is her favorite part of the process.
Nicholas is a Melbourne based artist who uses books and printed paper to make sculptural pieces, giving new life and meaning to old books.