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Latest Love: Simone Shubuck & Domaine

Monday marked the launch of a fabulous new home decor site, Domaine, sure to become a mecca for decorating inspiration, and lifestyle tips. As the mr. & I recently moved, the hunt has begun for our aesthetic vision—the key furniture pieces that will make the perfect foundation for our style, and the little touches that will make it home. I have a feeling Domaine is the answer to my current blank-canvas-induced decorating standstill.

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Thanks to Domaine, I’ve also developed a new artist crush, for the botanical mixed media works of Simone Shubuck. Check out her stunningly layered compositions at Taylor De Cordoba.

Simone Shubuck, Compartment For Beliefs, 2012, Mixed Media on paper

Simone Shubuck, Believe It, 2012, Mixed Media on paper

Simone Shubuck, Steath Grandma Speak, 2013, Mixed Media on paper

Simone Shubuck, Godie Top, 2012, Mixed Media on paper

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Lakefront Festival of Arts

Milwaukee Art Museum

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual juried art festival, the Lakefront Festival of Arts. The Lakefront Festival features more than 170 artists, this year featuring a commendable variety of artists (an improvement upon last year’s selection in my opinion). A few of my favorites this year include photographer Cali Hobgood, mixed media artist Dolan Geiman, and printmaker Nick Wroblewski.

Cali Hobgood
John Taylor’s Shirts
Hand-colored photograph

Cali’s hand-colored black and white photographs capture everyday objects, isolated in a manner which, in Cali’s words: “gives them an iconic nature that moves the images from the everyday to a moment from our lives.” Striking in person, I can attest to the power of Cali’s photographs (especially her large-scale prints, in which the stunning hand-coloring can truly be appreciated). My only complaint, how am I to choose just one? (as at least one of these prints will inevitably be joining the ‘must have’ list). Envelope and The Manuscript over my desk? Flippers or The Sink in the bathroom?

Dolan Geiman
Virginia Den Collection
Mixed Media

Mixed media artist Dolan Geiman uses up-cycled materials to create contemporary yet rustic folk pieces which don the homes of privates collectors and windows of  international retailers alike.

Nick Wroblewski
Navigating the Night
Hand-cut woodblock print

I am beyond drawn to the lovely nature-inspired woodblock prints by Midwest-based artist Nick Wroblewski. The printmaker’s latest works, including Navigating the Night, demonstrate an especially discerning sense of balance and color.

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