Awkward Black Girl, in an Awkward Black Store

I am fully obsessed with the Awkward Black Store collaboration with Kashmir Thompson; a 26 year old talented artist who I've been fangirling over for a while now. It makes me so SO proud to see that she has joined forces with Issa to create the above Maxine 50/50 tee, I mean, it is TOO perfect. 
If you don't know who Issa is, it's too late. Your pussy is definitely broken.
See more of Kashmir's brilliant and bright designs: SHOP

Liv & Dom do NUDES

Liv & Dom are adorable UK-based twins who create bright, kitsch homewares. Their strange (in a good way) ceramics are intended to be incense holders and magnets, but they are conversation starters and deserve to be featured in your abode. 

Shop all their pieces here: Liv & Dom do Etsy + Live & Dom do Tictail

Artist Spotlight: Janelle Draws

Janelle is a Toronto based NINETEEN year old student (let that sink in), and although she may be young her illustrations are extraordinary. See more of her work on tumblr or support her art via Society6.

Who's Bewbs?

Group Parner's boob pots are delightful. You've likely seen these ceramic pieces on Instagram or gracing Nylon. Issac Nichols is a Brooklyn based artist who creates whimsical nude planters. Sure, he makes pots that are SFW, like these adorable geometric faces but where's the fun in that. 

Calm your tits, he also pays homage to the male member as well.

Issac, I love your irreverent take on the body, keep up the great work! 

Artist Alert: Chad Sell

Chad Sell is a Chicago-based illustrator who creates these fantastic depictions of queens from RuPauls Drag Race. If you don't know what Drag Race is, dig yourself outta that hole baby girl. RuPaul's Emmy winning show is currently on its 9th season and airs Fridays on VH1.

Anyways, back to Chad. He creates these vibrant glorious pieces of art paying homage to current and past contestants. Drag is an art form and Chad honors its colorful creativity and reflects each queens personality in his prints. 

You can view more of chads work on his website, although I highly encourage you to purchase one of his prints from his Etsy shop

The Gift Giver: Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day is fast approaching, here are some ideas for the ladies in your life!

For the woman who has a lot of shit to carry: VAG POSITIVITY TOTE

For the mom who daydreams of a reading nook: 

Skip the "bath bombs" and soak in this: 

If graphic tees are her jam: YOU SEE A GIRL, I SEE THE FUTURE

OR you could always bake her a sweet treat:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

*illustration via the very talented Deun Ivory, her prints would make a great gift too!

Artist Alert: Eisen Bernardo

This post is long overdue. Eisen Bernardo juxtaposes contemporary album covers with classical works of art, the result is something magical and extraordinary. He shares his work via tumblr: Scene. Seen. Sin.

His work is just SO good guys, I mean, this image of Beyonce and Aretha... the creativity blows me away. Through Eisen's  interpretations and mashups, he hopes to elevate print media, and he is well on his way. 

Artist Alert: Sarah K. Benning

Sarah K. Benning is a fiber artist. Did you know that was a thing? Because it's totally a thing. She makes these intricate, delicate pieces of art via needle and thread. Each piece in her shop is handmade and she takes delicate care to make the patterns unique and vibrant each and every time. In case you're a crafty needle wielder she does offer a Pattern Program, if you're like me and unable to stitch without dropping expletives I encourage you to check out her shop here: Contemporary Embroidery 

It is a soft 'G,' pronounced 'jif.'

Imma still call it a GIF tho. 
Chris Gerringer is the creative behind Paperbeatscissors! and he has designed my favorite gif of all time. The state of the world is a garbage fire right now, but there was this moment, this perfect moment where we were all distracted by these 2 adorable children crashing their fathers television interview. Chris captured the joy and much needed distraction in gif form. Thank you Chris! 
You can support his art here:
Society 6 

I wanna dance with somebody!

Kat Maconie makes some truly nutty (in a good way) shoes. Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm a proud card carrying member of the under 5-foot club and generally loathe high heels. I mean, they're gorgeous and sculptural and a good idea in theory, but I often end up strutting around like a wounded baby deer whenever I attempt to wear them. But these shoes, The Dee, holy hell are they fun. Inspired by 80's South Beach these heels are begging to be danced in. 
See Kat's entire collection here: SS17