lisa ekström
lisa ekström
lisa ekström

lisa ekström

designer, illustrator, lettererererer, & merry hollerer, often with accordion, and nearly always with red shoes

Love Maira Kalman. Love coffee. Maira Kalman - Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Retro surface pattern by Joseph Frank, 1960! #surfacepattern #retro #design

Design for the flat weave rug "Blåkulla" by Swedish designer Ann-Mari Forsberg (1916-1992) for design studio Märta Måås-Fjetterström. via Design Arkivet

We have combined the finest Italian leather with our elegant Morocco to compliment your summer.

weiner werkstätter - printed silk fabric design, early 20thC

Evening dress, Callot Soeurs, c.1920s.

Heart Lips (II) by Lisa Ekström for RH Signature Co. www.rhsignature.com Also available as a t-shirt!

Heart Lips (I) Lisa Ekström for RH Signature Co. - www.rhsignature.com (In this case, it's "with my own two hands" ... and my heart and lips"!) Also available as a t-shirt! www.rhsignature.com

Meredith Woolnough 'Gum leaf, skeleton', embroidery thread, pins, glass rods on paper

Spoonflower's giveaway this week: a chance to win a Wacom Inkling! (Enter by 5 February, 6pm EST)

One more from page after page of marvels in the Voynich Manuscript|Cipher Manuscript (apparently 16th or late 15th century) Thoroughly, gorgeously documented online by Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: brbl-dl.library.y...

Fold-out pages covered with fascinating detail, from the marvelous Voynich Manuscript|Cipher Manuscript, apparently from 16th or late 15th century. "Scientific or magical text in an unidentified language, in cipher, apparently based on Roman minuscule characters" Beautifully documented online by Yale University Library: brbl-dl.library.y...

Voynich Manuscript|Cipher Manuscript — just one detail from a remarkable & mysterious work, apparently from 16th or late 15th century. "Scientific or magical text in an unidentified language, in cipher, apparently based on Roman minuscule characters" Beautifully documented online by Yale University Library: brbl-dl.library.y...

"resolution now" - by lisaekström - Spoonflower || For Spoonflower's contest on the theme of hand-lettered new year's resolutions. Inspiration all around, I made a piece that's not so much a resolution, more of a moment-to-moment dedication ... Happy 2014! © Lisa Ekström

Shoes covered with the fabric *you* choose

Pattern designer, James Leman, born in 1688. (V)

Can't wait to try ... Buckwheat Cardamom Rolls with Fig & Date Filling | from foodieunderground | anna brones

50s-textile-design-PD-04601 eohartanddesign

10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn | Hand-lettering by Debbie Millman | Brain Pickings

I'm smitten with "Eyes as Big as Plates" — Riitta Ikonen & Karoline Hjorth's utterly marvelous series, produced “in collaboration with local senior heroes, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters ...” | 02_eyes_as_big_as_plates_hallvar_II

Joris Hoefnagel (illuminator) [Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600], and Georg Bocskay (scribe) [Hungarian, died 1575], Caterpillar and Insect, Flemish and Hungarian, 1561 - 1562