Friday, July 11, 2008

Peppermags receives the Arte y Pico Award!

Peppermags has received the Arte y Pico Award from MissKnits! I had not heard of this award until missknits emailed me yesterday to let me know. Since then, I have googled it and searched around and found out that it is legit. I even went to I'm very flattered to recieve this award and peppermags has become a fun, brainy project for myself over the last few months. I have recieved wonderful love and support from many friends and artists that I have blogged, including missknits! Thanks so much for picking peppermags! Check out her etsy shop here and her blog here
The rules for the Arte y Pico are as follows:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award. Criteria for choosing winners includes creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community in any language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “
Arte y pico” blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.
So, it's basically like a chain letter award! Without further adieu I would like to announce the winners....drum roll please.....

1. of paper and things: monica, of "of paper and things" is a good friend of mine and one of the, if not the biggest supporters of peppermags. she sends me links, comments, and everytime we get together we turn into complete blog nerds and comment about things on each others blogs that we like. both of us argue that the other one's blog is better. her blog is really fantastic though! she has an amazing aesthetic, very feminine, modern, sophisticated with a touch of childlike innocence, and fun, just like her! i enjoy going to her blog each and every day!

2. brainiac the art and life of matte stephens: matte stephens, who is a dear friend of mine, convinced me, along with my husband, that i could be a blogger. he is one of my favorite artists and i probably have 2 dozen of his pieces over the few years we have been friends. my desk at work is adorned with all of his gocco prints, and the first piece of art that my husband and i purchased together was his. brainiac is a wonderful blog that updates readers on what new art matte is working on. he also has an amazing other blog where he features more things besides his art...moderndesign901, his etsy shop can be found here, and his new amazing website can be found here. He also shows his work at Velocity Art and Design. matte, you are amazing and congrats on all of your success.

3. DESIGNwatcher: lizzie garrett runs a wonderful blog called DESIGNwatcher. i find myself clicking on her blog daily to get my fix. she has a very similar aesthetic to mine and i continually think "i would post that" or "i have posted about that" or "oh, i want that" and always the "i love it!". DESIGNwatcher is a great resource for fun, modern, interesting designs and i just adore it!

4. swissmiss: my husband turned me onto this wonderful blog. tina roth eisenberg is a "swiss designer that has gone NYC" as she explains it. she runs her own design studio and her blog is packed full of wonderful finds. it is such a nice mix of artists, photos, videos, designs, and everything wonderful. she considers her blog a "visual archive of things that make me look". i just love it and every day i see something on there that i have not seen before. it definitely makes me look...daily!

5. aesthetic outburst: abbey hendrickson runs this fantasic blog. the photographs are beautiful and the content is so fun! i think the name really sums up what to expect when you click on this blog. i really like the "collected" series and love the snippets of personal life info that abbey gives us. it makes the imagery so vivid to hear about a morning walk or the kind of architecture you find in her neck of the nice.
So, here are my 5 picks! Congrats guys and have fun! Don't break the chain or bad luck will haunt you for eternity! Just kidding...but seriously...i wanna see who you pick! come on! do it!


  1. Congrats Peppermags!! Your blog so deserved this award! i know, like you, i had to do some research too on this award! Who knew it existed! I think its a lot of fun though and i loved checking out your chosen winners! Congrats to each of them as well!

  2. congratulations! peppermags is such a wonderful blog - well deserved! and thank you for your very kind words - quite the honor!! :) and btw, u rock!!! (no, u!)