french flair.
by victoria comment

8/25/10

i am just so charmed and captivated by the work of french artist and designer nathalie lete, who i recently discovered through anthropologie’s gallery. Nathalie lives and works in paris in this amazing home and atelier, and works in many artistic mediums, mixing different techniques with illustration, ceramics, textile and painting, inspired by her travels, but also by the mixing of vintage toys and old engravings of flowers and animals.

nathalie’s work is colorful, naive and poetic, sometimes unusual, influenced much by folk art. She produces children’s and graphic books, knitted and stuffed toys, glass pictures, patterned dishes, but also postcards, ceramic sculptures, silkscreen printed t-shirts, rugs and jewels in limited edition, both for herself and for commissions. You can find some of her work and limited edition pieces in the anthropologie gallery, lapin & me, john derian and couverture, as well as other unique shops listed here.

nathalie’s beautifully eclectic home and french atelier, where she works and lives.

nathalie’s totally unique and handtufted area rugs. i love the ‘paint-by-numbers’ look of the bird piece on the left.

15 responses to “french flair.”

  1. i love her work! i have the bird plates but i keep going back to the mushroom one…might need to add that to my plate collection :)

    xo,
    cb

  2. I love this post. So interesting and different…and love to read about the success of such a unique artist….thank you for the inspiration! xo, Ulrica.

  3. WOW. Sometimes I feel like there is so much inspiration to absorb online on a daily basis that I don’t actually absorb it and everything starts to run together in my mind.

    This, however, is the most fantastically inspirational post I have seen in quite some time. I am in love with everything here and can’t wait to be able to examine every detail.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Victoria!

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