When you’re reading a book, do you try to picture what the characters would look like? If so, then you’ll probably love this book that just came out: Well-Read Women. I think that Chronicle Books publishes some of the prettiest books and this one is no exception. It contains illustrations of 50 famous heroines from literature, including Anna Karenina, Daisy Buchanan and Nancy Drew, to name a few. All of the portraits were created by Samantha Hahn, a painter based here in NYC. This book combines two things I love, literature and art, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
Have you guys heard of Rifle Paper Co? I’ve been a big fan of their illustrations and stationery for a while now. They recently released a line of iPhone cases and I love every single one. If I weren’t waiting to upgrade my phone I would snatch one of these up immediately!
I stumbled across this little illustration on Pinterest and I love it. I’m still working on building the gallery wall above my bed, but I’ve also considered creating a separate collage of black-and-white images only. This print would fit in nicely there and it’s titled “Uniforme Français“- how perfect is that?
Pierre Hardy and NARS collaborated on a limited-edition makeup collection that is amazing. As always, I’m drawn to the nail polishes. The first set would be great for a dark, edgy manicure and the second set is absolutely spot-on for spring.
Statement necklaces are my go-to choice for making a casual outfit a little more dressy or for making tired old clothes seem a little fresher. I love the colors in this JewelMint necklace- so pretty and feminine.
Tell me: Which is your favorite?
all images via Today is Going to be Awesome- The blog of artist Lisa Congdon
I can’t remember how I stumbled onto Lisa‘s blog, but I’m so glad I did because I love her work. The images above are taken from her 365 Days of Hand Lettering Project. Beginning on January 1, 2012, she posted a different sample of her hand-lettering each day on her blog. She says that originally she started the project to get better at calligraphy, but over the year it evolved and she started to post hand-lettered quotes along with illustrations.
Her work will soon be available in book form, in a volume to be published by Chronicle Books. I have so many favorites among her quotes that I could barely narrow it down to these six! She also sells prints of her work in her etsy shop- I would love to add one of these to my gallery wall!