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December 16, 2017

Vibrant Animal Tattoos Pop with Psychedelic Colors Lisa Frank Would Be Proud Of

For anyone who likes Lisa Frank, you’ll love this tattooist’s work. Vancouver-based tattoo artist Katie Shocrylas specializes in psychedelic tattoos that pop from the skin in an array of vibrant colors. Outlined with a combination of delicate black line and dot work, the artist’s illustrative style depicts portraits of multi-colored animals often framed by geometric shapes, iridescent crystals, leaves, flowers, and mushrooms.

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December 15, 2017

You’ll Always Have Paris When You Wear This Stylish Map Necklace

The famous line, “We’ll always have Paris,” is iconic for more than its inclusion in the classic film Casablanca. It also captures the feeling that you have after visiting the City of Light—that the memories made there will sustain you long after you've left its historic streets. There are many ways to remember these special experiences, and they don't have to involve snapping a photo.

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December 14, 2017

How Japanese Art Influenced and Inspired European Impressionist Artists

Widely known as the first modern art movement, Impressionism remains one of the most popular and prevalent forms of art today. While much of the groundbreaking genre was impressively original, Impressionists, like most artists, found inspiration in other forms of art—namely, in Japanese woodblock prints. Here, we explore the ways in which Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” inspired the Impressionists in terms of content, style, and approach, culminating in a creative and timelessly artistic relationship.

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