Month: January 2012


Brussels anyone?

Our intrepid agent Ashley, discovered The Pantone Hotel in Brussels.

From their website:
“The PANTONE HOTEL combines the strong emotions evoked by color with exceptional, vivid design and unyielding comfort. Guests enjoy state-of-the-art accommodations, distinctively chosen at reception to compliment their mood. Luxurious beds, inviting pillows, LCD TVs, and central A/C with individual controls are standard at The PANTONE HOTEL; many rooms are illuminated with unparalleled views of Brussels.”


How do you paint pasta?

This is how you paint pasta, by our brilliant artist, Marco Marella (for Gastronomica Magazine).


Silvia Dekker’s new patterns for Dutch department store HEMA

Silvia writes:

“Hi Lilla,
These are a few new patterns for HEMA that I designed. The patterns are on many more items, but these are the ones I liked best, especially the tea towel with the flower patch stitched on. It’s always a nice surprise to see what my patterns are used for when I visit the stores!”


Happy Chinese New Year!

Hsinping writes:

“Dear Lilla, Susan, Ashley and Julia,
It’s Chinese New Year this week.
This year is dragon year. I made this card and wish you all have a great great year!”


We Do Tattoo

Amy Blay’s & Mike Lowery’s temporary tattoos from Tattly! More LRS artists’ tattoos to be featured on the site include Lisa Congdon, Helen Dardik and Ann Boyajian.

Amy Blay

Mike Lowery


New textile work by Sarajo

Sarajo writes:

“Hi All,
I’ve been playing with different applications to some of my pattern work. It’s wonderful to be able to experiment this way without having to create large (and expensive) quantities of things. Here are some examples of the latest digital printing project I just completed for a client commission.”


LIMITED ENGAGMENT – Land of Nod’s “Institute of Art”

We are thrilled to have LRS artists represented in Land of Nod’s latest endeavor, “Institute of Art”. The curated collection offers-up limited edition prints, for only $19.95, from a variety of artists including Mike Lowery, Jon Cannell, Sarajo Freiden, Lisa Congdon and Suzy Ultman.

The prints are available for a limited engagement so grab one (or two) before they’re gone!


Silvia Dekker’s GreenGift-Notes for teNeues

Silvia writes:

“Hi Lilla, The GreenGift-Notes I designed for teNeues are now for sale. I love the way they came out. There are 16 gift notes (with 2 different designs) and 16 envelopes in a box, and the best thing is they are made with environmentally-friendly materials and soy-based inks! They are for sale in stores in the U.S., U.K., Canada and also online here.”


Suzy Ultman – Baby Room Fun

Suzy writes:

My good friend Cara’s growing belly (she’s expecting her second wee one) doesn’t even compare to her larger knack for styling a room. Cara sent me pictures from the baby’s new room chock full of fun art & accessories. She combined pieces from my “Home Sweet Home” collection along with vintage posters, Lisa Dejohn originals, and a Joanna Ramage vintage type print. Cara even managed to fit-in my “Paper Doll Parade” girlies and my “Blandford Birdies”. I love the unconventional baby room look. I can only hope, for Cara’s sake, that the artwork also induces many hours of good sleep.”


Weekend workshop with Susy Pilgrim Waters and Sarajo Frieden

Sarajo writes:

“Hi All,
I’m excited to let you know about an upcoming workshop Susy and I will be co-teaching in February at Teahouse Studio in Berkeley, CA. The early bird registration is on until 1/15!
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“Coming February 18 + 19 2012: Weekend workshop with Susy Pilgrim Waters & Sarajo Frieden. We will be co-teaching a workshop at Teahouse Studio! Early bird registration is on until 1/15 so register now! Class size is limited. A great gift for someone or for yourself!

Susy Pilgrim Waters and Sarajo Frieden live thousands of miles apart but their friendship has developed over the years through a combined love of art, design, textiles, color, and lots of laughter. Their work often blurs distinctions between craft, art, illustration and graphics, utilizing both the digital and handmade. In this two day workshop you will enjoy a special opportunity: a double dose of Susy Pilgrim Waters and Sarajo Frieden’s combined experience as artists, illlustrators and designers. Learn firsthand the strategies two successful artists have developed to continue evolving in their work. In this workshop we will: Play! Take a hands on approach using a variety of media: drawing, painting, collage, monoprints, found objects, layering, sewing, personal memorabilia Use warm-up sessions and explore the value of keeping a sketchbook of loose daily drawing. Create for the sheer fun of it. Cultivate a beginner’s mind, or freshen up a jaded one!! We will share strategies for getting unstuck and over hurdles. Using a variety of media (inks, gouache, collage, drawing, etc) you will create a personal sketchbook that can be taken home and built upon for further inspiration or use. This workshop is for beginners and experienced people alike. Ability to play essential! What will be provided: Matte gel medium, Dr. Martin Inks, Acryla Gouache (by Holbein), some mixed paper, water colour, sheets of wonderfoam and scissors and speedball printing inks for monoprinting and use in collage.”