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Things that matters is a blog about art, history and antiquities.

Meet Carissa Potter Carlson

Carissa isn't only Carissa - her creations are signed with the name "People I've Loved" as she isn't alone in the creative and printing process. Currently, People I've Loved is Carissa Potter, Loretta Haskell, & Emily Gui. Carissa Potter lives and works in Oakland, California. Her prints and small-scale objects reflect her hopeless romanticism through their investigations into public and private intimacy. Speaking both humorously and poignantly to the human condition, Carissa's work touches chords we all can relate to - exploring situations we've all experienced at some point in our lives and conveying messages we simply long to hear. Emily Gui is an experimental printmaker and mixed-media artist living in San Francisco. She makes uncanny images of real and...
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Meet Jean Jullien

Jean Jullien creates extremely friendly, sympathetic and accurate art about the people he sees and observes. He describes life and its daily routines with an amazing eye and a clean drawing line.Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist currently living in London. He comes from Nantes and obtained a graphic design degree in Quimper before moving to London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. He works closely with the musician The Coward. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work. Shop the plates collection     A Little Film About... Jean Jullien from Handsome...
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Meet Lisa Junius

Lisa's creations are very strong, feminine and empowering, but they're also poetic and mysterious. They’re about the first Woman, Mother nature, Lilith... you name it. Lisa takes you to a mellifluous universe, like an extended dream, floating above gravity and noise.Lisa is 24 years old. She comes from Luxembourg and lives in Strasbourg, France. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and Art Research in 2016. The artist works with various media: ceramics, paintings, illustrations, sculptures and installations. Shop the collection  
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Meet Goula & Figuera

Álvaro Goula / Pablo Figuera Pablo Figuera (Madrid 1988) and Álvaro Goula (Barcelona 1989) are design graduates from Elisava (Barcelona) and Bachelor of Arts by the University of Southampton. After working for a few design studios, in 2012 they set up Goula / Figuera. Since then, their work has been in the middle point between conceptual and commercial design, where the industry values and the creativity converge and feed back each other. When designing, Pablo and Álvaro hold from the beginning to an undeniable principle: the obsessive care about the object’s shape, which expresses aesthetic values through its material, the respect for the fabrication process and, of course, usefulness. Their works expect to be elegant and easy to understand, but...
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Meet Parra

  MEET PARRA Dutch artist Parra (1976) is best known for his curved post-Pop imagery, highly saturated colors, vibrant hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by hybrid, surreal characters. Celebrated by galleries and championed by an underground following from the outset, Parra has quickly become a respected and eclectic artist worldwide. Working across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture, Parra creates an enigmatic and instantly recognizable style that de es easy categorization. As an extension of his endeavors he developed the Parra Homeware and Apparel brand where you can find distinct styles that defy his taste and reflect his work in the shape of locally produced high quality garments, blankets, vases and various other accessories. Parra lives and works in Amsterdam, The...
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