Elise Bergman, a young Chicago designer, has an astonishing line of vintage and original pieces. Her dresses, wraps and skirts are amazingly creative in that most are able to be worn in a multitude of ways. I've never tried on something of hers that doesn't fit perfectly. Every dress is unique and the detail in her designs always surprises me. She pays attention to her pieces in ways only an independent designer could, and that makes all the difference. If you have the chance to get a hold of one of her pieces (her online shop is opening soon, i think), don't pass it up. A necessity for the season!
Brian Morris is one of those rare illustrators who has found a clear and definitive voice in what can easily become a cliche subject: skulls. His work, featured often in the revered lowbrow magazine "I Want Your Skull", is bot... Brian Morris is one of those rare illustrators who has found a clear and definitive voice in what can easily become a cliche subject: skulls. His work, featured often in the revered lowbrow magazine "I Want Your Skull", is both unsettling and delicate. His line work is the envy of many an up-an-coming artist, and his sense of composition is clear and unwavering. This piece is ink and acrylic on wood, and his use of the natural grain as highlights for the hair really set this apart from his rare forays into color as well as his more typical black-and-white drawings on paper. The choice to use a visibly organic substrate is a good one for him, and while his work on paper is stunning his work on wood feels more (dare I say it?) natural. Another talent you would do well to keep an eye on, Brian resides in Chicago.
Featured by the Chicago Tribune! Toast the Windy City in Style. Set of six wine charms showing some of Chicago's best sites: Wrigley Field, Art Institure, Chicago theatre, Picasso Sculpture, El, Skyline.
Build your own perfect city! The detail on these pieces is pretty amazing -- be sure to click through to see. And so affordable. Own your own piece of real estate for $35!