Isn’t it funny how old trends come back around? Growing up in what I like to call a “Brady Bunch inspired” (read harvest gold and avocado green) home, our walls were dotted with a variety of woven wall hangings. If you’re a child of the 70’s, you might know of what I speak. I loved them then but they certainly were a nod to a certain era in time.

Maybe that’s why I was immediately smitten with the new art objects from long-admired line Brook & Lyn. Designer Mimi Jung has branched out from her original jewelry collection and is now making these architectural, saturated weavings. She calls them textural sculptures. I call them stunning. They’re a totally modern interpretation of my childhood!

And then I stumbled upon Etsy artist Clare Elsaesser. Her shop, Tastes Orangey, sells her stunning acrylic paintings. These paintings, most often of women, stopped me dead in my tracks. And when I combined the two together they suddenly were a match made in color-coordinated heaven.

While completely outside of my aesthetic comfort zone there is something about both works that keep me coming back. Looking again. Seeing more each time. And that’s really how you should pick art, right?

Find something you never want to stop looking at.

I think my work here is done!

What do you think?

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  1. I’m in love with Clare’s work. I have a print of hers in my bedroom and I find it so dreamy – the colors are so soothing. I highly recommend!

  2. I love Claire’s work!! I have four of her prints in my house and always want more 🙂 Lovely post!

  3. i love these weavings. so amazing. i need one for our new place and am seriously considering commissioning mimi! but – i sent her link to my husband and he immediately came back with – those remind me of a something that my parents friends with avocado appliances would have had hanging in their house! so then i sent him your post… you are clearly thinking alike today!

  4. Thank you for posting this! I am looking for a new painting to hang over my bed! So beautiful.