Thursday, November 27, 2008

Charlie Harper

One of my favorite artists is Charlie Harper. His work is fantastic but largely over-looked by the art community. He has a cult following in his home town of Cincinnati-- but has received recent acclaim by Todd Oldham who has worked to archive the work of Charlie Harper shortly before his death earlier this year. His work is largely simplistic and graphical. Chic factor or a perfect 10!

Happy Thanksgiving you turkeys :o)

Here's some retro-inspired Thanksgiving Memorabilia! Happy Turkey Day :o)!


J. Crew has some spectacular new shoes available.... simply beautiful...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Some beautiful things to help inspire you.. the chair with the pillow has SUCH beautiful contrast of colors/ textures...

Monday, November 17, 2008

My New Favorite Shop!

One of my friends recently introduced me to a shop down town Cincinnati called "High Street" -- it had the most beautiful and unique items in it! Please visit the shop virtually if you don't have
the opportunity to do so in person!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pistachio Press

Wow! I found this calendar on I absolutely LOVE letterpress... so I certainly couldn't resist purchasing this 2009 jewel by Pistachio Press. If you like what you see you can purchase one as well (but it's a limited edition of 300) ... It's simple things like this that make me very happy! 2009 is going to be awesome! :o) -- This is chic factor off the charts!-- exquisitely scrumptious!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Elle Moss

Wow! I came across this artist's work a couple of days ago and it literally stopped me in my tracks.. it's so hauntingly beautiful-- quirky-- kitschy --retro inspired... I am in such AWE! Elle Moss photography amazes me! It's not self conscious at all... and that's what I think is soooo fabulous about it! Chic Factor 9.8


I came across this bust of a little girl with a song book about a month ago in an antique store... yesterday I went back *hoping* it was still available and it was! So I bought it.. a mere $50 I think it's one of the best antiquing finds I've had in a long time! BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Digital Painting!

sooooooooooooooo I've been working on digital painting and was inspired by one of my best friend's wedding photos..... take a look! (you can also visit her wedding blog) I basically create the painting by referencing a photo and using Corel Painter X (an awesome program I might add). The inspiration photo was taken by Look Photography. I am going to start doing commissioned works in this style.. I can blow them up to larger sizes... please either email me or leave a message on the comments for pricing!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We're going to switch Gears

It's been a bit much keeping up with one artist per day.. so I'm going to collaborate with my other blog, The Creative ARK and start incorporating everything that inspires me... including design, fashion and artwork... I'll still have a steady stream of featured artists.... but the difference is they will not be the every day post... and I'll mix things up with other tidbits of life I LOVE!

Kitchen Lust

Chic Factor PERFECT 10!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today's featured artist is Olive. I love the variety of kitschy pillows she creates! They are fun and cartoon-esc in nature. Truly a happy bunch of pillows to brighten any decor. Chic factor 7.8

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Foster Weld!

Lets talk about some chic gear you can wear! Meet Foster Weld! Make a statement with your belt buckle-- this isn't your typical Texas belt bling! It's big-- but not too big-- and it makes a bold statement. It's sexxy-- it's loud-- it's art you wear! Chic Factor 8.2

Saturday, November 1, 2008

One Up Designs

Wall paper and faux textures are completely out! Say hello to One Up Designs and wall decals! Perfect as an accent to any room---- it's art that doesn't need a frame! What a great way to add that special touch to any room! Humorous, classic, beauty... all add chicness to your room-- make it the accent or the focal point! Chic Factor of 8.9!