Design in Melbourne

I ran across this blog a while back called The Design Files. I was struck by one of the American artists who she profiled, Chelsea James. She had first been seen on Design Sponge.  Her work is wonderful. I find it a bit mysterious with masterful execution. Just look at how real this plastic bag looks.

Chelsea-James-Seven-Sprouts via The-Design Files blog

I really enjoy her painting series on shoes.

chelsea-james-velvet via The Design Files blog

She has a real talent for drawing. Here’s just one of her sketches.

chelsea-james-life-drawing via The Design Files blog

Go to The Design Style Files to view more of her incredible work and read the full interview. I find her work very inspirational. Another plus about this blog is that it is choc full of interior design, murals and other related subjects that I find compelling and tend to write about here on this blog.

Murals in Arnhem, Holland are featured during their month long Mode Biennale. Check the site for details. I was happy to learn of this event.

murals-in-arnhem-mode-biennale via The Design Files blog

arnhem-mode-biennale via The Design Files blog

One more design blog that I like coming out of Australia, Designalogue. There have been some very interesting posts and the blogger is an interior designer and loves design magazines. I can relate to getting inspiration from these too (two).