Kelly Reemtsen

Los Angeles-based painter Kelly Reemtsen‘s work focuses on well-dressed women toting household tools that range from mallets and hammers to power saws, each held in a causal position that demonstrates a comfortableness with the object in-hand. Each woman is anonymous, her head not included in the cropped images of dress, heels, and tool.

Her bright, impasto paintings juxtapose bright dresses and power tools to wonderful effect. It’s a delightful combination of 50s housewife-meets-B&Q. Love it.

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Seen our Gift Wrap? Mmmmmm :)

We love wrapping each of our products with care here at Howkapow – but we realised we had never shown you the process! Well, below we’ve shown you the simple steps in gift-wrapping two framed prints – a Peony Print and a Floral Print (which were real gifts for my little sister in actual fact).

Our Gift Wrap service involves wrapping in Howkapow tissue paper as well as our own in-house designed Celebration Wrapping Paper. We also can hand-write a card with a little message too!

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New This Week… Clover Robin!

We’ve beautiful new and exclusive Mini Prints from London-based designer and illustrator, Clover Robin! Clover studied at Central Saint Martins like I did, and I love her use of colour and layout. Choose from our Nasturtium Mini Print (£9.95) our Cherry Tomato Mini Print (£9.95) or our Forget-Me-Nots Mini Print (£9.95). All printed lovingly here in Bristol…

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New This Week… Beautiful Children’s Books from Contemporary Illustrators!

We love books – the more colourful the better! This week we’ve expanded our best-selling Children’s Books category with new titles from London-based Nobrow Press (aka Flying Eye Books) and Cicada Press who work with contemporary illustrators and emerging designers. All our new books are fun, colourful and educational to boot – just our cup of tea!

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