Sometimes the weather outside is frightful, and your home just feels so delightful. There’s no shame in hibernating at home every once in a while. For those days, shop these artists that bring the outside inside.
Coco Chispa’s mugs will have you dreaming longingly of the mountains or desert every time you sip your coffee. Each piece is handmade in Santa Cruz, CA. These mugs are popular and sell out instantaneously. Also available from Wylder Goods.
Outdoors, science and nature prints galore, the duo behind Brainstorm is sure to have something that will look good on your wall. If maps aren’t your thing, try their whimsical campfire or pine tree prints. If you close your eyes, you might almost smell smoke and the woods.
Bri Bol Jewelry
Forget bringing nature inside. With Bri Bol’s jewelry, you can wear outdoor-inspired art everyday. Bri makes her pieces by hand on the road. It takes a few weeks to receive your new baubles, but the wait is well worth it. You’ll be the talk of the town.
Drawn to High Places
A mountaineer and a climber, Drawn to High Places‘ Nikki Frumkin hauls out her watercolors around the Pacific Northwest to bring delightful mountain scenes to you.
I discovered Jonas Claesson’s art at a gallery in Hawaii, and it took every ounce of self-control to not head home with every print available in the shop. He mixes his Scandinavian roots with his Australian lifestyle to bring you beautiful camp and surf scenes on the water. The colors are so vibrant, you’ll want to jump right into each image.
Noelle Phares’ art adds a touch of whimsy to any space. As a multimedia artist, you can find touches on her pieces like embroidery or pencil lining. If that’s a bit much for you, shop her watercolor prints. They will not disappoint.
Do you love maps but hate their cluttered aesthetic? Muir Way takes those maps you’ve been hoarding, cleaned em up and made them prettier. Everything is printed and framed in San Diego, CA and a portion of sales go to the Sierra Club.
Quail Lane Press
I have a soft spot for letterpress anything and Quail Lane Press is no exception. Their maps and clean and simple aesthetics will have you daydreaming about your next adventure instead of doing whatever you’re supposed to be doing.
Sarah Virginia Uhl
Illustrator Sarah Uhl provides a whimsical take on familiar landscapes and bits and pieces of nature in her prints. And let’s be honest, this America climbing map is the coolest.
Three Bad Seeds
When the mountains are calling, but you really can’t go, bring the mountains to you. Three Bad Seeds crafts each item lovingly by hand in the PNW per order. You’ll see the upper left inspiring many of her designs, from pillows of Puget Sound to Mt. Rainier.
The Art Rangers
Do you prefer photography instead? Shop the Art Rangers and every portion of your sale goes to support the National Park Foundation. Your walls will look good, and you’ll feel good, too.
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Last updated on December 13, 2018.