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Profile | Lea Maupetit

If you're looking for a little delight enter the world of Parisian illustrator, Lea Maupetit. Her colorful paintings feature textural charm captured through layered composition. Working primarily in gouache and acrylic paints, Maupetit creates illustrations and patterns for clients as diverse as The New York Times and Milk Magazine. Somehow, she also finds the time to design for herself and chooses quirky

Exteriors | Fintan Magee

In awe of the expansive murals of Fintan Magee. Using the landscape of the city as his canvas, the Australian artist creates emotion with rich colors. Check out more of his work here and keep an eye out when wandering, you may be able to spot one of his works in the wild! – Julie Rose

Red Earth Rugs by Rena Detrixhe

These ephemeral "rugs" are made from the red earth of Oklahoma where Rene Detrixhe resides. Her artist statement on this project is compelling: This work embodies the complicated history of our relationship to nature, particularly in my current state of residence, Oklahoma, where human presence has deeply altered the landscape. This rich red earth is the land of the dust bowl,

Profile | Ayumi Takahashi

Illustrator, Ayumi Takahashi, now calls New York home but her route to get there was quite circuitous. Born in China but raised in Japan, Takahashi studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, as well as in London at Central St. Martins, before landing in our rainy city of Portland, Oregon for a spell. Her constant traveling
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