The hurricane tropical storm approaches... happy & safe weekend to all!
August 26, 2011
August 25, 2011
August 24, 2011
Brooklyn-based Erin Considine's stunning work with metal & hand-dyed fiber combines such gorgeous textures & colors. Drawing inspiration from nature, her woven, plaited, knotted & twisted architectural designs are wearable pieces of art. Made with ethically sourced metal, cotton & silk, & dyed with natural materials like madder root, turmeric, logwood & onion skin, her pieces are as thoughtfully sourced as they are constructed
August 22, 2011
I recently started assembling some collected bits & baubles in an old shadowbox my father made for me when I was but a wee lass. A tiny revolving personal museum of sorts.
What do you do with the many small objects that you amass throughout your life?
August 21, 2011
August 20, 2011
Getting out of town for a much-needed break, & to celebrate 12 years since I told my best friend "I do" (insert gratefulness here): indulgence in comfort food, libations & art will ensue.
Allow yourself a little indulgence, as well!
August 19, 2011
The white walls & floors, the tiles & the weathered front door, the beamed & swooping ceilings, the old & the new, the rough & the lustrous, the streamlined & the curvy, & the bursts of saturated colors: smitten.
August 15, 2011
This past week has been filled with acute reminders of how fleeting the moments of our lives are, & how resilient memories can be. Photographer Taylor Jones created the tumblr Dear Photograph, which captures this impermanence in a most poignant way, by collecting photos people have submitted of their past in the present. Moving, to say the least.
August 10, 2011
August 5, 2011
August 2, 2011
These stunning metal kimonos were made by a dear friend of mine, Polish artist, photographer & makeup artist Gabriela von Seltmann (née Maciejowska).
Gabi & her husband, Uwe von Seltmann, a writer & film maker, have embarked on a project that examines painful & hitherto unknown pieces of their families' pasts, when Uwe discovered that his Grandfather was an SS Officer in Kraków, & Gabi learned that her Grandfather had perished in Auschwitz.
They spoke at a recent TED conference about how they met & were subsequently inspired to take on this difficult & illuminating piece of work.
see Gabriela's photos here
topmost photograph Andrzej Swietlik