picture this: the female form.
by victoria comment


black and white art print of female form. / sfgirlbybay

the beautiful female form — she comes in all colors, shapes and sizes. and since so many of us are trying to embrace ourselves wholly, what better way than to pay homage to the female form? artists have been depicting her beauty since the dawn of time and some are most inspiring — like the one and only Henri Matisse, and contemporary artists like caroline walls, Kenesha Sneed and emma cutrie. but it’s all so subjective — what forms you find beautiful, but all are to be celebrated. here’s a look at past and present and some goddess-like art you might like to inspire you at home.

colorful art print of woman on pink bed. / sfgirlbybay

contemporary painting of women. / sfgirlbybay

art print of female form. / sfgirlbybay

drawing and art poster featuring female form. / sfgirlbybay

black and white screenprint of female profile. / sfgirlbybay

artwork featuring nude female forms. / sfgirlbybay

nude drawing of female form. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring artwork featuring female form. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: sanyu; Nude II printby Thierry Porter from spacey studios; Arctic Queen by Henrietta Dubrey; leaning in print by Kenesha Sneed of Tactile Matter; Original charcoal line drawing Curved Woman 04 by caroline wells; Deliberation by Henrietta Dubrey; line drawing print of a sitting nude figure by siret; harley and j; Kenesha Sneed; SHE BEGAN II SCREEN PRINT by caroline wells.

art print featuring nude female form on a bed. / sfgirlbybay

black and white artwork featuring female form. / sfgirlbybay

colorful art print featuring nude female forms. / sfgirlbybay

nude female form. / sfgirlbybay

black and white female nude art print. / sfgirlbybay

colorful painting of woman. / sfgirlbybay

• all other credits in order of appearance: Untitled Limited Edition print by Christian Johnson from the saatchi art; warm afternoon by pegge hopper; Sleepwalking Painting by Arun Prem from saatchi art; sanyu; Seated nude by sanyu; Henri Matisse Le noir est une couleur; original woodblock print of abstract woman figure from the printable studio; Sisterhood I by emma cutrie from spacey studios; Gelson Radaelli; le drape rose oil on canvas by pierre boncompain from the franklin bowles gallery; Sensual Back painting by Carmen Tyrrell from saatchi gallery; Bob Baker’s Marionettes oil on canvas by Jessalyn Brooks from night palm; Œuvre by Barbara Kroll; this isn’t happiness; kenesha sneed.

black windows to your world.
by victoria comment


industrial black steel windows to outdoor patio. / sfgirlbybay

one of the reasons i painted the exterior of my house black is because i really love the way greenery takes a shine when contrasted with black. everything just pops and looks that much greener. it’s the same, i think, for black steel-framed windows and doors. i really, really want to put these kinds of floor to ceiling black industrial french doors in my kitchen and bedroom out to my garden and i think you can see why — they just frame a garden so beautifully. i think they’re on the more expensive side of the spectrum, so i may have to settle for a more traditional french door, but painted black i think i’ll almost get the look.

industrial black steel windows. / sfgirlbybay

black french doors. / sfgirlbybay

black steel framed windows. / sfgirlbybay

industrial black steel windows. / sfgirlbybay

kitchen with black steel french doors in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

oversized black steel framed windows in modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

black steel doors to outdoor balcony. / sfgirlbybay

black steel framed door and windows. / sfgirlbybay

thick black steel floor to ceiling windows and door. / sfgirlbybay

rotating black steel framed floor-to-ceiling windows. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: vtwonen; aubreyrd; jacquelyn clark; goop x cb2 dining furniture; net-a-design; design*sponge; limaonagua; romain ricard photography; anthropologie dining furniture; hotel Henriette; templeton architects.

inside sebit min’s pastel world.
by Ezz Wilson comment


keyhole cut out in pastel pink walls. / sfgirlbybay

Sebit Min has such a keen eye for simple but interesting details, nuances of color and seeing beauty in the ordinary that she can even make someone like me appreciate lilac (I generally have an aversion to all things purple!). It’s a good reminder for me to stop and pay more attention to the inspiring tidbits all around me — even if it’s the flecks of glitter in a goopy blob of slime. To see more of the art director (the New Yorker) and freelance book designer’s “soft modernist” style, check out her pastel-loving Instagram account and very inspiring online portfolio.

cheers, ezz.

sebit min / sfgirlbybay

pink fabric walls photographed via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

cityscape at sunset via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

lilac purple fabric art installation via sebit min on instagram. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring colorful images via sebit min via instagram. / sfgirlbybay

pink table cloth and yellow chair covers. / sfgirlbybay

white bubble candle and palm fronds styled by sebit min. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Sebit Min.