These hand painted violins are the works of Leonardo Frigo. The London-based artist and violinist has been painting string instruments for nearly a decade. He studied the violin for five years and obtained a degree in Art Restoration from UIA (Univeristà Internazionale dell Arte ) in Venice, Italy. He is inspired by historical literature and creates the illustrations with a fountain pen and handmade ink. He has also applied his art on chess sets and skateboards.
You can view more of his work on his website and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Leonardo Frigo.
We like bringing items back from Japan especially tenugui towels. They are made from thin cotton approximately 14 x 36 inches. They function as towels but can also be a washcloth, dishcloth, headband, decoration or as a gift wrap. What we love about them are their unique designs. The items shown above are from the hand towel specialty store, Nijiyura, a brand of Senten Tenugui established to protect craftsmen and traditional culture.
More of their designs can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Nijiyura.
Andy Wooldrige is an established Canadian artist born in Egypt and raised in England. He completed four years of formal training at Southhampton College of Art and Design. Glowing whites and contrasting soft deep blacks are central dramatic elements in his work. On Kurbatoff Gallery he says this about his work:
“I treat my canvas like a stage set, with simplified shapes and forms, deliberately placed to produce an artificial landscape. I try to convey the feeling we have when watching the curtain rise in a darkened theatre auditorium, when, for that brief moment, we suspend disbelief and allow ourselves to be transported into an alternative reality.”
More of his work can be viewed here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Andy Wooldridge.