Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pen & Ink

Whenever I bring up the idea of a simple line, being drawn around my wrist, only curving up and then back like a wave, around the knobby bone on my wrist, Nick asks, 'Why do you need to keep drawing on yourself?' I don't really have a good reply. I've been drawing on myself most of my life.


 I do have one tatt. and likely, that will be it. Because, it's true. What they say. Your skin really does start to age after awhile. And that tatt you got at 30, doesn't quite look the same on skin that is becoming increasingly aged. I've never seen an octogenarian that I thought needed a tattoo.

That said, I have a pinterest board with all kinds of beautiful tatts that I think about. And that said, I love checking out other's ink, always wondering what the story is behind each piece. 'Pen & Ink, Tattoos and the stories behind them" is a fantastic collection of beautiful pen and ink illustrations, spotted with watercolor, of real tatts and, the stories behind them. I love it.















And I may still get a very thin line around my wrist, the meaning will be for me alone.

Monday, July 22, 2013

artist::kate walchuk











Halifax, artist Kate Walchuk attempts to capture those stories that we all tend to tell for awhile until one day we wake up to realize that we no longer relay them. In her current collection of work ,'Good Shape' Kate creates little pieces of art reflecting the funny moments of travel. None of the pieces are done on traditional canvas but are done on the inside of shells, souvenier plates and even matchbooks. I'm a sucker for miniature detailed anything, especially when done by hand.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Making Waves



 

Wouldn't this be an instant mood changer? Craptastic day? Pull this little hand made thingy out of your pocket, and  make the bad day sail away. Cute little hand made things are the best. From BeBraveMakeWaves

Monday, July 15, 2013

oh, hello...




 I love the way Jane Freilicher pairs gauzy city scapes behind clutches of delicate flowers.


 'Light Blue Above,' 2010. Color lithograph. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

'Study in Blue and Gray,' 2010. Oil on linen. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
'Still Life With Painting ' 1966


 'Harmonic Convergence' 2008


And of course, her use of color is always something that I want to drink in.  


'Painter in the Studio, 1987'


 'Afternoon in October 1976'

Thursday, July 11, 2013

photogrpaher :: michael wolf

 Wolf's, Architecture of Density series, makes Hong Kong's buildings look like exquisite woven textiles   







they also make me feel like I can't breathe.





Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Monkey's Paw


 

...Is a tiny bookstore, situated next to a coin operated laundry mat in Toronto specializing in books that are, B.A.M.A. — beautiful, arcane, macabre, absurd and home. It's also home to the Biblio-mat.






"a vending machine the size of an industrial refrigerator, created for Fowler by the designer Craig Small. A customer drops a Canadian $2 coin into a slot; the Biblio-Mat makes a buzzing noise, a bell rings, and out pops a book. Fowler calls it the “the iPod shuffle of books.” But behind the stunt, there is a theory: the idea that the most marginal books can offer the pleasure, the value, we associate with canonical literature." - New York Times

Monday, July 8, 2013

best of the best

 Happy Monday! Shall we procrastinate a bit ?


Culled from New York Design Week '13 - a few of my favorites.....................




 Bunad Blankets
designed by Andreas Engesvik, Oslo




this is just another piece from the collection. I couldn't leave it out....too good.


Gypsy and Patinated brass cabinet designed by Douglas Mackie
available at bespoke global






 

Helix Coffee Table
designed by Chris Hardy
available at DWR



Samovar
designed by Express Yourself Team





Crown Vase
designed by Lambert Rainville

 
Day Dreams Mirror (Icelandic tryptic) >> go check out the rest of his work, too. It's all pretty trippy.
designed by Jason Miller  



Blow - repurposed staves from a french wine barrel
designed by Lindsey Adelman



Handmade Blankets 
designed by Bryant Archie, made by global artisans for D Bryant Archie



 
Hard material made to be soft upholstery
designed by  New Colony Furniture

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