Art: Leanne Shapton

I know it’s December and there’s a lot of Christmas decorating, baking, and DIYing floating around the blogs but I am feeling like a good injection of art would be a welcome treat right about now. So, let’s have a look at the work of Leanne Shapton, shall we?





casa y campo

T.LA flowers.1



figure skater


Was she pretty?

I like the simplicity of Leanne’s line drawings and I appreciate the range in her portfolio. Leanne is a Canadian-born (Mississauga), New York City-based illustrator, author, and publisher. Read her full bio here.

A central square with a hint of pink

I adore today’s feature pic: an illustration designed for graphic design firm Cottage Collections‘ website. No wonder the site won a design award back in ’08.

Isn’t this European market square space sweet and charming, and a perfect space to enjoy a Mayan hot chocolate with your loved one on Valentine’s Day?

Or a glass of pink bubbly would do.



Image courtesy of Cottage Collections



Celebration: Happy Belated Birthday Mackenzie!

Mackenzie celebrated an important birthday over the weekend…and I’m sure she is still celebrating for the rest of this week so I don’t feel so bad about the delay of this happy birthday post!

Clare Owen illustration

I’m so glad you’re part of the White Cabana team Mackenzie! Happy belated birthday!



What we saw today

by Johanne

This Wednesday we’d like to acquaint you with What I Saw Today, a fascinating peek into what designer and illustrator Richard Haines sees every day on the streets of New York City.

You will surely recognize Richard’s hand: he is an illustrator currently working with clients J.Crew and In Style magazine, among others.

Here we’ll feature but a handful of his black & white sketches from his recent sightings at New York Fashion Week. We highly recommend skipping over to Richard’s site and checking out more of his B&W and colourful sketches.

Below, we’ve ‘named’ each illustration with the name of the blog post and any text that accompanies it as it appears on Richard’s blog.

Katrina takes some photos…

I sketch her.

Aubin checks his texts…

and life goes on.

Observations @ Patrik Ervell: Thick Sole Boat Shoes, Jumpsuits…

Malcom McLaren, Arena Looks.

Visited Kelly Armendariz @ Splatterpool Artspace The Other Day…

Check out all the cool stuff they have going on here:

All images courtesy of What I Saw Today by Richard Haines.

Thank you to my friend David for introducing me to Richard’s beautiful world.