January 30, 2012

this is beautiful








Anthony Goicolea's photographs feel like film stills, beautiful images which inspire both curiosity & an underlying feeling of dread. Cinematic & dream-like, slightly surreal with unsettling juxtapositions, they are narratives for mysterious stories in what Goicolea describes as "barely inhabitable worlds."

from here via here

& more here, thanks to rain!

tree line




Tree, Line by Zander Olsen is a photographic series of an installation which plays with the viewer's perception of space, depth & relationships between objects.

according to Olsen:
This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.

from here via here

January 28, 2012

happy weekend

Another one rolls around... this one made special by being my man's birthday, a bright spot in a tough week. About to commence the celebrations... cheers, & happy wishes!

January 27, 2012

whole duty of a woman

altered book detail with cut-outs, embroidery, reverse-painted silhouette & scrimshaw

Working on new pieces; referring to pieces from the past. More to come soon...

Thanks for the inspiration, Ellen!




wind, sand & stars



Beautiful combination of found object & original art.

from here via here

January 21, 2012

happy weekend


What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
Pericles


January 20, 2012

rising up






Zadok Ben David's arresting installation, Blackfield, is comprised of thousands of black painted steel cutouts of botanical prints taken from old textbooks, embedded in sand; the other side of each delicate piece is painted in vivid colors, magically bringing the field to life as you walk its perimeter. Breathtaking.

from here via here

January 18, 2012

re-adorned








Lately I've been putting together new jewelry pieces, playing around with shapes & textures; I'm finding reassembling old pieces & putting together bits collected over the years from many different origins especially satisfying. 

New year, new pieces from well-loved sources rethought... a good directive for living, perhaps?

January 15, 2012

clean industry



 







I featured this atelier in an earlier post, having fallen in love with the bent-wire quote wending its way across the wall. The rest of this Parisian apartment is just as stunning... oh, all of my favorite elements are here: airy light, artwork, books, a beautiful & utilitarian kitchen, a mix of old & new, rough patinas paired with soft & shiny textures, industrial & curvaceous furnishings, functional yet comfortable spaces. The polished concrete floor & open wrought iron railings gives the feeling of a living space enfolding a once open courtyard. And that chandelier...

from here

January 14, 2012

happy weekend

Happy weekend, all!

January 13, 2012

beloved




Limited edition made-to-order scrimshaw pendants in honor of Valentine's Day, & love in general
Your initial & that of your beloved on one face, Beloved or Smitten etched on the other, in flowing script
Quite romantic, don't you think?

available here during Valentine's Day only

January 12, 2012

white blanket


 









Everything finally feels all right now... after a big snow dump in October, we've had no snowfall to speak of in Southern Vermont, until today. My walk home from town was so absolutely beautiful, I couldn't stop snapping pics. I've made myself a bowl of chocolat chaud & am about to go into the studio to begin etching some new designs, probably with a warm cat or two joining me on my lap. Cheers!