If you’ve ever been at a loss for the perfect housewarming/wedding/going away/just because gift, I’ve got an Etsy shop that you should bookmark. Kim of Albie Designs creates the cutest art, representing your favorite cities. I’d take one of these instead of a souvenir from a place I’ve visited any day. Each print is full of fun details and represents the city’s skyline, landmarks and personality.
Here’s a quote, directly from Kim’s blog, about her process:
“It takes me months to complete a city. . . I take hundreds of images, and source as much information as possible (including maps and local blogs) to help create a scape that is familiar, but not typical. I want each print to incorporate many of the city’s landmarks, critical architecture, and surrounding nature as possible. In fact, in most cases it’s equally important that nature’s skyline is as much a part of the design as the architecture. At the end of the day though, wrapped up in the MANY hours of research, sketching, drawing, frustration, and breakthrough moments, I hope that I create a piece that is endeared by those who love the city.”
Of course, I’m partial to the Charlotte print:
She also created a series of fun art for the kitchen:
See more of Kim’s work and beautiful home on her blog.
Albie Designs is giving away $100 in shop credit. To enter, visit Albie Designs on Etsy and leave a comment on this post telling me the city you’d most like to see framed on your wall. I’ll choose a winner at random and post on Wednesday, Feb. 12th.