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We Love Irana Douer’s Artwork, Yes We Do!

Artist Irana Dour's bright and bold illustrations feature vibrant hues, simple shapes, and eye-catching details. If we can't have cat-shaped glasses, admiring these wonderful works is the second best thing. Read more »

Laura McKellar’s Embroidered Beauties

With spring nearly sprung, have you been on the lookout for a little pastel inspiration to brighten up these last few weeks of winter? Fear not, for Laura McKellar's gorgeous mixed media artwork is here to add a floral flourish to your day! Read more »

No Lie: We Love Daily Dishonesty!

Created by graphic designer and illustrator Lauren Hom, Daily Dishonesty is a beautifully illustrated compendium of the minor misrepresentations that we all cop to every now and then. Read more »
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The Coloring Books You Even Didn’t Know You Needed

After a childhood spent scribbling in coloring books, you would think we'd seen it all, but design collective Team Art is here to prove us wrong. The Toronto art group's hilarious and oh-so-timely coloring books are just what your inner child has been waiting for all these years, with themed books on everything from Parks & Rec to cats to – oh yes — '90s Boy Bands. Read more »
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Be Still, Our Hearts: Bernd Westphal’s Pastel Still Lifes

Always on the lookout for inspiration in unexpected places, we found ourselves drawn to this fresh editorial photographed by Bernd Westphal. We can't get enough of the pale pastel palette, and we're feeling inspired by the simple compositions. Just the kind of design to keep in mind for a wardrobe refresh in the new year! Read more »
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Steven Kline’s Collages: The Animal Kingdom Displayed in Crowning Glory

Erupting with bright colors, prizewinning ugly sweaters, dapper suits, and very serious fauna, artist Steven Kline’s works are so super, they might make you break out into song. Read more »
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Turn-of-the-century Photos that Will Make You Stop and Stare

There’s something about the soft graininess, stiffly displayed clothing, and all-over greyscale of antique photos that makes it hard to imagine the folks featured in them ever really existed – which is precisely why these photos from the George Eastman House collection are so arresting. Read more »
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All the Design that’s Fit to Pin: Favorites from Our Design of the Times Pinterest Board

Warwick Kay for the Locals Only exhibition
We know that everyone's favorite ModCloth Pinterest board is our one-million-followers-and-counting, DIY-stuffed Create, Craft, & Inspire pinboard, so we thought we'd spread the love by angling the spotlight onto another one of our excellent boards: Design of the Times. Read more »
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Stylish Individual Looking at Missed Connections Artwork (Writer 4 Reader)

Today, we're smitten by Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections art, and we think you might be too. Read more »
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Flora Meets Fauna: Kari Herer’s Fantastical Mixed Media Art

Classification systems bend and blur in artist Kari Herer's photo-illustration hybrids, which pair flora and fauna in ways that never fail to make us go a little weak in the knees. Mother Nature, dare we say that you've got competition? Read more »
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