Sunday, March 1, 2015

NokHoo on Etsy (plus a coupon code!)

My bags are now listed on Etsy! I need to get the ball rolling with sales and reviews so I'm offering 25% off for the month of March, but only if you buy on Etsy. The coupon code is "HiEtsy". If you've been waiting on a bag, now is the time!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Full Life

Beautiful, layered, dreamy artwork by Evaline Ness. It's worth reading about her personal life. She was married to Eliot Ness, the leader of "The Untouchables", who enforced prohibition in Chicago. She was also a student all her life, constantly learning and experimenting with her artwork, even after she became a commercial success.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Frog Drama

It seems like all I'm posting lately are mid-(20th)-century children's book Illustrators. Well, here's another one: Alexander Lindberg. I especially love this frog because it closely resembles the giant frog in one of the bizarre made-up stories I tell my toddler. We have a story repertoire that has devolved, over time, into complete nonsense — but she loves it. I wish I could report more about Lindberg but it was difficult to find info.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kind of Fishy

Does this fish have a moustache? Is it eating a squid? I do not know, but I like it. By Maria Szymańska, another favorite from Poland.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More from Poland...

Since I'm sharing my obsession with Polish illustrators, today I've got Irena Przewlocka for you. Lovely, lovely work.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finding Treasure

One of the reasons I keep blogging (yeah, irregularly) is to keep track of all the amazing artists that exist in the world. I just stumbled upon the work of Józef Wilkoń (his work above) and uncovered a treasure trove of mid-century children's book illustrators from Poland. Who knew? Now I do, and so do you.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Cool public space art by Roadsworth (aka Peter Gibson), a street artist who began his career covertly painting bike lanes in Montreal as a gentle protest against the city's lack thereof. He continues to use his artwork as a form of social activism. It's interesting to read his story here. See more of his work here.