[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




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LOST and found

I was in Barnes and Noble picking up a few books and I stumbled across the most wonderful new children’s book, Lost and Found. I’m always impressed at children’s books where the writer is also the illustrator, I truly believe any other way  the writers vision gets lost. The illustration style is so pretty and modern, it reminds me of the books I loved as a Kid, and still hold dear to my heart. Let it be known that Oliver Jeffersis my new favorite illustrator. If you have some money to spend you can pick up a limited edition print fromhis shop, or you can always buy one of his books and read it over and over. 

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TUT TUT it looks like rain

It’s been pretty dreary in New York for the last 2 days. I normally love rain, but I was hoping for a nicer weekend to get out and take some pictures for reference for the new shadowboxes. During my rain search today I stumbled upon these fun illustrations by Ward Jenkins. Although they are digitaly colored they evoke the sense of child-like watercolors that always catch my eye. I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us. You can check out his website as well.