Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sofia Barao

Don't you love it when you uncover something beautiful when you weren't even looking for it? While searching for vintage sheet music for a collage project I'm working on, I discovered the work of French artist and designer, Sofia Barao. Sofia is a mixed media artist and accessories designer who lives in a small town just outside of Paris. Her soft prints on vintage sheet music mix old and new, creating strikingly beautiful works of art. Sofia's Etsy shop has many lovely and affordable pieces of her artwork that are available for purchase.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Paul Isabella

With pieces called "Burly Man" and "Modfather," Paul Isabella just might be my new favorite artist. A furniture design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Paul creates environmentally friendly furniture that is also innovative and fun. Take for instance, "El Credenza," - Paul says, "I wished to create a side credenza that was not only beautiful and well thought out but also playful. The user has specific holes in which to place the lamp in the ‘on’ position." Very cool! Check out more of Paul's exciting work on his website. (via designsponge)