My latest post for The Etsy Blog! On fiber arts and repetition and meditation and:
“. . . the anxiety that this will be ugly, so freakin’ ugly, but you will love it because you made it and lose your critical faculties to sentiment.”
Rocks: Now that I’ve seen it, I can’t unsee it. (Thanks, N!) From Fabrics Interseason and Cosmic Wonder Light Source. ALSO: Naoya Hatekeyama’s “Blast” series via Siong Chin.
Hats by Ewa Kulasek for SCHA, at Farfetch and Yoox:
“I believe in intuition and inspiration as important factors in creative process (it may be belief to some and mathematics to others), and I believe in concentration.”
Remember these? My interview with the mysterious science fiction writer behind Future Eyes is now up on Sight Unseen:
“It reminds you that the world responds to your imagination, which is the essence of change.”
Graduate textile collection by Jessica Leclare via Trendland.
Amazing hammered copper and brass spoons by Yumi Nakamura at Cibone via Spoon and Tamago. (Thanks, M.!)
Pomegranate (2006) by Ori Gersht; Bodegón con paquetes, Homenaje a Sánchez Cotán (1966) by Claudio Bravo via Mutual Art; Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (1602) by Juan Sánchez Cotán.
ALSO: Recipe for Spanish curtido with pickled melon, using all the ingredients in the painting.
Tom Burr folding screens via Nick Woodworking:
“They are always desperately self aware in their surroundings and most importantly out of place.”
Manual Lawn Mower Assembly Kit (2011) , Some Assembly Required – Starter Kit (2011) and Some Assembly Required – Bed Frame Included (2009) by Michael Johansson. EARLIER: Roxy Paine’s assembly kit of brushstrokes.
Reminded of this awesome S/S 2009 Calvin Klein Collection by the seriously excellent Pinterest boards of Uni Corrêa. Images via Fashiontography/Magaseen. Negative review after my heart:
“Too often, though, form trumped function, and the clothes looked boxy and square . . . Fall’s Calvin collection showed Costa in better form: intellectual, yes, but not at the expense of sex appeal. This season, he didn’t quite hit the mark.”
An exploration of a form and the shadow it casts, by Jacob Robert Whibley.
Bronze liquid forms from Ether Atelier.
Untitled (Future Object No. 1) (2011) and Suzuki Nightmares (2011) by Travis Stearns.
Round or square hinged brass mirrors by Morie Nishimura via Dezeen.
Kreten Objects, made of cast concrete in rubber-coated lycra, by Isaac Friedman-Heiman via Sight Unseen.
Sculptures by Tillman Kaiser via Wilkinson/Honor Fraser:
“That evokes a kind of funny fatalism and melancholy.”
The most moving paintings I’ve seen in ages: The sea in black-and-white by Werner Knaupp via Whim & Wanderlust.