I was perusing the Penguin & Fish blog and came across this awesome jewelry crafted by Joanna Rutter. I am especially taken by the little birdie ring. So cute! If you want to check out her etsy shop, click here!
You’ve heard of guerrilla marketing; how about about guerrilla gardening? Richard Reynolds wants to teach you all about it in his new book. His motto: fight the filth with forks and flowers.
Many of you are probably already familiar with the work of photographer Henry Clarke, but I have been enjoying these photographs so much lately I wanted to share them with you! Born in 1918, Mr. Clarke worked under contract for French, American, and British Vogue from 1950 through the late 70′s, and is well known for his beautiful photographs of haute-couture. The pictures I’ve shown here are all from the 1950′s, a decade which he captured like no one else! He passed away in 1996, and left his archives to the Musee de la Mode et du Costume in Paris.
Check out this video Coolhunting did profiling Philly artist Alex Da Corte. I love his ability to transform common objects into a something of meaning and the work often has a playfulness. Like press-on acrylic nails for example: they’re already pretty fun, but he’s used them to express the scales of a snake. Or beer pong as art? And it’s sparkly!
I love this painting by Joy Feasley. Doesn’t she look like she’s dressed in FP? Those are definitely our woolly mittens. The painting is called Midnight Sun. You can see Joy’s work in Philadelphia beginning this Friday. Here’s a bit from the press release:
“Locks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Joy Feasley. The exhibition will be on view June 6 through July 12, 2008. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, June 6, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
For this exhibition, Feasley has continued to create the work for which she is known – paintings that integrate landscape, abstraction, pattern and decoration, folk art and figurative imagery. Feasley uses a bold and flat color palate to help define her intimately-scaled paintings. Her paintings suggests the landscape experienced outide cities – remote forests and mountaintops. The works also retain a sense of place, at times referencing the Hudson River School, and on occasion reflecting actual locations such her home in Philadelphia, or scenic California, where she often takes residency to paint.”
Check out more info at the Locks Gallery.
Found on artblog.
Sculptors Dan Havel and Dean Ruck created this trippy and incredible tunnel in a house that was on the way to being demolished. You can read about more about it and see more pics at Designverb.
Check out these awesome shadow puppet cards our wovens design assistant Jessica got from Optical Toys, which specializes in pre- and proto-cinematic toys, paper toys, and simply cool old-time toys. I checked out their site and saw a lot of interesting finds! These particular cards were reflected from the original cards made in 1890, and show you how to make different shadow animals!
I spotted this on Creative Review. Artist Benjamin Verdonck built a nest from tree branches, glue, foam, sand and a bucket of spit(?) and perched it on the side of this office tower in Rotterdam. He’s lived in the nest for 7 days. Check out the below video to see his antics and how the public reacted.
You can see more here.
I just wanted to give everyone in the Philadelphia area a heads-up about the Art Star Craft Bazaar taking place this Saturday and Sunday at Penn’s Landing! It should be a blast, and have tons of awesome stuff! Bands too! Check out more info about it at Art Star’s site!
Illustration by Julie West © 2008 Art Star, LLC
Which page out of the latest catalog (May 2008) would you most like to see made into a poster?
Pick any page out of the catalog, whichever you like best!
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(If you don’t have a copy of the May catalog handy, you can view a smaller version online here.)
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