illustratorsdaydream:

Jon Carling. “Bird Ark” “Kraken Too” “Kraken” “Bird Carriage” “The Scarebat”.

Jon Carling caught my eye right when I saw his work on my dashboard from my other blog. His drawings remind me of Tim Burton’s work, which, as stated in one of my earlier posts, is one of my favorite illustrators. Carling has really cool content and a creative mind.

Here is Carling’s website, which has a gallery, blogs, and lovely drawings to purchase as well. His etsy has some cool button designs as well (joncarling).

(via joncarling)

cross-connect:

Ibrahim Said

From the narrow streets, pottery ovens, and noisy workshops of Fustat, Ibrahim Said was born in 1976. Fustat is an area in Cairo, Egypt that has etched its name in the history of the pottery industry since the Islamic conquest.  Ibrahim comes from a family of potters, and his father became his first teacher and the rich cultural heritage of Egypt became his second. 
Known for his elegant vases that are included in some prestigious Middle East collections, Ibrahim’s work is inspired by the ancient work of Egyptians- the strong lines and bold shapes- although his signature work embodies a lightness that comes from his silhouettes, small bases, and delicate finials.
His carvings are derived from Islamic jug filter designs, which were both functional and aesthetic. The carved area in the neck of the jug filtered out impurities when water was collected in the Nile.  Ibrahim wanted to find a way to bring these ancient carvings back to life while somehow maintaining their history.
He has participated in workshops and demonstrations throughout the Middle East, and has been highly recognized for his technical ability, creativity, and innovation in the field of ceramics.