The Bohemian Illustrator: Izak Zenou

Our Paris born illustrator Izak Zenou makes art that connects “through whims, charms, elegance, humor, surprise and coolness,” as he says.

I love Izak’s work especially his illustrations for the book Bohemian Manifesto. His work was my first introduction to the art form of illustration. It is undeniably the epitome of whimsical chic.

His clients include Henri Bendel, Bloomingdale’s alongside Chanel, Céline and Sephora. Chic with chic Darling!

Zenou was previously a Fashion designer then switched to Illustration because Darlings we Bohemians cannot commit to one form of art… So much talent why constrain ourselves?

He also illustrated Billy Joel’s Ode to NYC children’s book: “New York State of Mind and did the cover art for  Francesca Castagnoli’s novel: “Princess: You know who you are.”

Zenou’s top tip (as posted in JeffyBruce.blogspot.co.uk) on entering the creative arena:

“The advice I would give is believe in yourself, work hard and be patient.  You also have to engage in life and always stay in motion; keep moving forward.  Do what you are inspired to do and eventually, it will all work out.”

 

 

My first exposure to his work all began in the charming book Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the Edge. Written by the Queen of Bohemia Laren Stover. Look out for the forthcoming updated edition of this book with more of his work in. I have been telepathically informed that new chapters are being typed by faeries’ feet as Laren dictates the words. Though Zenou continues with conventional methods to draw new illustrations.

 

“If I succeed somehow to put emotion in the eyes- I seduce myself. I’m touched, I’m moved and I’m happy with that.” – Izak

For the Fan Girls Zenou’s designs can be yours on Laptop sleeves, iPad and selected phone covers at DecalGirl.com/Izak.

NEW d’izak collection of fashion accessories, including silk scarves, totes and small leather goods: 
C O M I N G   S O O N ! 

 

💌  J o i n   t h e  M a i l i n g  L i s t  💌
     www.ShopIzak.com
(to hear when this collection is released and more)

 

A Gallery of His Art…. (From NYC-Traffic.com)

 

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Where he works

His apartment/loft studio as featured in Michael Mundy’s An Afternoon With
(circa 2010)

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Source

 

C o n n e c t    w i t h    I z a k 

Instagram: @IzakZenou_Illustrationist     Facebook: /IzakIllustration     Twitter: @IzakZenou     Pinterest: @IzakZenou      www.IzakZenou.com
💌  J o i n   t h e  M a i l i n g  L i s t  💌
    www.ShopIzak.com
On his inspiration, on American Womenon Traffic-NYC.com, his portfolio his Brand Book

 


BONUS!

 

A Surprise for You… The original illustrations from the official companion site BohemianManifesto.com
(This website is no longer in existence.)
Images found on this site.

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There is a  N E W  U P D A T E D  edition of this book in the works with Dandy Goths and Steampunk making an appearance. Stover has also “dreamed up lush descriptions of Fairy Folk and a call to action for Zen Bohemians.”

 

Teasers of this pending edition and a Gallery of Bohemians found on instagram: @Bohemian_Manifesto_Book

For Bohemian Purist’s like myself (total oxymoron) I implore you to Gift Yourself and chums the original edition pronto. Shop here!

Bohemia must reign my Darlings…

T w e e t    t h e   W r i t e r  s
o f     t h i s    b o o k :

Laren Stover: @Reine_Des_Feine

Paul Himmelein: @Paul_Himmelein

 

📌My Gift Shop is O-P-E-N! Homeware collection to uplift and inspire…

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Shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/CatherineVaughan

 

Hey guys!

My Gift shop has launched, I really hope these new pieces send you good vibes and prettify your home.

Although much of my poetry is sorrowful and painful my work as a designer is geared towards brightening your day. Please have a view of My Shop. Sales from this gift shop help toward the running of my blogs Boho.blog/ and CatherineVaughansWorld.com. As a Poet I needed a happy outlet in my life and curating these designs has been so uplifting for me and I hope these items will put a smile on your face as you look for a place to put them in your home.

International shipping is available view here plus 30-day return guarantee

 

Cutesy Tea on Tea pack of 4 drinks coasters drinks.

These lend a more personal touch to your coffee table and tee rack – and there’ll be no more stains caused by hot brews and cold drinks.

£18.99
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Cutesy Tea cup Pillow Cover

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

For your endless cups of tea or coffee as you sit and blog

Glossy hardboard with cork drip mat

£18.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty Pillow Cover

 

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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white rose cushionWhite Rose Pillow Cover

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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White Rose pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

Understated chic for your desk

£18.99
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Official Merch for my debut poetry Book The Quarter Life Crisis Poet is also available!

 

Official Tote Bag for “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet” (my debut poetry collection)

(Available in an array of colours from green, purple, black, red and more!)

£9.99
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Aluminum Water Bottle

Comes with an extra fastener and spring hook,
600ml   |   73mm wide

£11.99
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Shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/CatherineVaughan

Design spotlight from Hereford Indie Food festival: Half Key Clothing and Sin Eater

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Instagram: @HalfKeyClothing

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Instagram: @sineateruk
Tumblr: sin-eater.tumblr.com

 

 

Design Spotlight from Hereford Indie Food Festival: Bardot Living by Hattie Stock

BARDOT Living:

Adventure   |   Culture   |  Artisanal   |   Beauty   |   Tranquility

“I’ve always adored going on adventures to faraway places in search of one off treasures to fill my home. It brings me so much happiness to own a house full of unique pieces which all have their own story to tell, each made in parts of the world with wonderfully rich culture and skilled craftsmanship.”
Founder, Hattie Stock

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Hattie Stock

Meet Hattie: Founder & Creative Director of Bardot Living, she’s a beautiful blonde fellow bohemian with a passion for Modern Boho Interiors.

Every item is handmade by skilled artisans using traditional methods unique to the area they come from. 
No two pieces are the same due to the artisanal way they are made, giving each item its own unique beauty which cannot be replicated.
Tranquility is created throughout the brand and products by using a neutral and earthy colour palette which brings calm to your home. 

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From tableware to cushions and throws Bardot Living gives your home a Bohemian edge either with one off pieces or why not indulge and buy a whole collection of tableware for your next dinner party.

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Sourced ethically:
“We source our stock from cooperatives set up to look after the artisans who make these beautiful items. Most live in extremely rural, mountainous areas, making it hard for them to sell their products and make a living. These cooperatives provide a market place and a consistent salary for the artisans. “

Look out for her blog too found here:

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Have a wander tomorrow Sunday 28th August at Hereford Indie Food Festival to meet Hattie, check out her pop-up stall and grab a bite to eat!
Location: Berrington/Aubrey Street, Hereford

 

Darlings if you don’t make it to the festival shop online there’s a sale on plus gift cards are available too!

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Instagram: @BardotLiving
Pinterest: /BardotLiving
Facebook: /BardotLiving
Twitter: @BardotLiving