"It's Kismet!" Announcing: Collaboration with The Fox In The Attic | Kismet Decals

"It's Kismet!" Announcing: Collaboration with The Fox In The Attic

We are so happy to have The Fox In The Attic join our artist community at Kismet Decals. Get ready to see endless adorable-looking animals and pretty flora in wall decal form coming your way!
 
We asked Michelle, the talent behind The Fox In The Attic, to tell us more about herself and her inspiration behind her illustrations.
 

"My name is Michelle Kreussel. I live in St. Leonards-on-Sea with my husband, our daughter Penelope and a ginger tom called Floyd.  From my home studio I run my business, The Fox In The Attic.
 
Classic inspirations for children, to do with animals and nature, permeate the themes I explore within my shop.  Alongside familiar woodland creatures (badgers, owls, foxes) are animals found further abroad (monkeys, koalas, raccoons), as well as more fantastical and mythological beasts such as the ever-popular unicorn.  Complimenting these are more recent additions to my ranges, including designs drawn from the world of plants and flora, inspired by Victorian botanical illustrations. 


Most recently I have found myself drawn to ideas to do with classic, emblematic comfort foods such as desserts, puddings and biscuits.  All these creations are made with a firm emphasis on color and fun, intended to appeal to children and mothers alike.
 
Initially having featured almost exclusively hand-embroidered animals and bespoke decorative items, my product range has now developed and expanded into a stronger, more brand-led and compartmentalized approach.  I can now offer an entire product line across a range of various design items, that contains greetings cards, prints, printed stuffed baby rattles (with bells inside) and decorative cushions, specifically intended for nurseries and other interior spaces.


 
One of my most popular and successful lines at the moment is a range of cactuses and succulents in five varieties, a group of five ice lolly and ice cream designs, and a line featuring various combinations of unicorns, clouds and rainbows in multiple colors and variations.  Alongside these, my shop currently offers a longstanding and ever-expanding range of anthropomorphized cartoon-style animals - mainly aimed at children and babies -including a monkey, badger, llama, owl, fox, bear, raccoon, koala and newt (with or without clothes!)."

Awesome! We are counting our lucky stars because now we have more original illustrations to offer, especially for your nursery, bedroom, and playroom. You can check out The Fox In The Attic to see and read more about Michelle and her work.
 
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September 04, 2017 — Di Kismet
7 Revolutionary Female Photographers | Kismet Decals

7 Revolutionary Female Photographers

If you follow Mashable, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic and CNN religiously like I do, chances are you’ve probably seen Daniella Zacman’s work. I absolutely love the way she captures the world. I recently read an article on Wired where it says that ‘she’s long since lost count of how many times she’s heard a photo editor explain how he’d hire women if he knew where to find them.’

We need to tell stories about diverse people from diverse perspectivesfrom a female perspective, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. 

- Daniella Zacman 

 

This, inspired me to create a list of revolutionary female photographers for you to enjoy.  

These strong visually inspired women hail from across the globe. Who knows? They might just be having an exhibition near your home today!  

TASNEEM ALSULTAN 

Saudi Tales of Love is Tasneems exploration of love. Her lens follows the stories of widows, the happily married, and divorced women. And, this is a country where divorce is still stigmatised. Through photography of her young daughter and grandmother, she was able to discover the intricate woven details of construction and expectation of marriage that is usually celebrated via an elaborate wedding ceremony and its rituals. What she managed to capture in these women of different generations is the fact that theyve all managed to overcome the many hurdles that was put by society and/or state.  

 

ADRIANE OHANESIAN 

Merely two months after her graduation, Adriane was the proud recipient of the National Geographic Young Explorers Grant who then ventured to South Sudan. There, she recalls meeting photographer Goran Tomavesic where she showed him some of her work sitting under a tree. It was this event that led her to string for Reuters. Shes currently based in Nairobi but is looking to branch out to more continents. Watch her space for meaningful ideas and photography.  

 

ANASTASIIA SAPON 

I absolutely love her bright, airy portrait photography. Anastasiia captures nothing but beauty in her subjects. This woman was named Emerging Photographer and has won The Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White Competition, and International Art Competition. She lets her imagery speak for themselves. Look out for Anastasiia in photography contests all around the globe.

 

CHRISTINA HOLMES 

Christina took her time in finding her voice, just like all perfectionists do. Shes done a lot of food photography in the likes of Martha Stewart, Whole Foods and Bon Appetite (my food bibles). Christina works wonderfully well in studio shoots. Now, though her work outside studios come to life. Shes constantly evolving as she perfects her craft.  

 

VANJA BUCAN

Fools and Follies remain one of the most fascinating collection from Vanja. Taken in the ADM, one of Amsterdams last remaining squats situated in the industrial port of the stateTheres a thing of spirit in very individual at this side of Europe.

 

DEBI CORNWALL 

She captures spaces like no other photographer Ive followed. She started her career as a conviction lawyer for 12 years before she decided to become a conceptual documentary artist in 2014. It was her values for advocacy and being a trained mediator that fills in the gaps with her work. Her images are a lot darker with its messages but theres something about the way she captures spaces. It feels as though you can almost see what its past and present are 

 

DIANA MARKOSIAN

Shes travelled to the ends of the earth producing both personal and editorial work. I came across her incredible images flipping through the pages of National Geographic Magazine. This Armenian-American artist explores the relationship between memory and place. The photo above is my favourite among the collection published in the magazine.  

 

Have these pictures inspired you to look at the world in a whole new light? 

 

August 01, 2017 — Di Kismet
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