Etsy Schmetsy: Teeny-Tiny, Itty-Bitty Wee Schmetsy

I’m not sure what to say, other than, “Oh. Em. Gee. Look at all of these crazy-amazing, adorable, eensy-weensy things.” So, please, look at them. And enjoy.





Row 1: Hand-Blown Glass Miniature Erlenmeyer Flask by kivaford; Dollhouse Miniature Stew Pan by cottageminiatures; Natural Primitive Miniature Wood Town by saysthetree

Row 2: Miniature Golden Girls TV Set by LDelaney; the ERIE by CatalogHouses; Miniature Antique Brass Cake Stand by AiClay

Row 3: Whole Grain Bread and Butter Set by amanspeak; Miniature Dollhouse Books by scbflr72; Micro Mini Felted Cardinal In Nest by gotcrowcreations

Row 4: The Little Baker Necklace in Antiqued Copper by bellehibou; A Tree and a White Bike in a Tiny Bottle by tinyworldinabottle; Tinyment (A Tiny Metal Tenement) by finchandfouracre

Row 5: A Dish of Thai Food Miniatures Freestyle Handmade by DefineStudio; Pickled Onions and Fruit Chutney Miniature Food Handmade by sarahmaloney; Small Basket of Crusty Bread by CJMiniatures

In Radiolab We Trust


I love Radiolab. I also love gocco. So the new print series benefiting Radiolab, In Radiolab We Trust, is right up my alley. The series, curated by Jez Burrows, includes prints from Always With Honor, Jim Datz, Jessica Hische, Lab Partners, and Richard Perez. Grab your copy from the edition of 100 here.

via Bang Back

Maria Fischer — Traumgedanken


I am sort of in love with Maria Fischer‘s Traumgedanken (Thoughts on Dreams). It combines so many things that I love: embroidery (or at least thread), artist’s books, using design to add meaning. I feel like I would need to see this book to fully understand all the levels of connectivity, but what I understand based on these photos is that this book is beautiful.

Here is what Maria has to say about her book:

The book “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts on dreams”) contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories.

To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.

On five pages there are illustrations made out of thread. Their shape and colour relies on the key words on the opposite page. This way an abstract image of the dream about dreaming is generated.

In addition there are five pages where a significant excerpt from a text of the opposite page is stitched into the paper. It is not legible because the type’s actual surface is inside the folded page. This expresses the mysteriousness of dreams and the aspect of dream interpretation.







Many thanks to Jason for sending this our way!

Flickr Mondays…just a bit delayed.

These photos that Andrea McQuade took of her trip to Iceland confirm my thoughts of wanting to visit. I can’t get over how untouched and beautiful the natural landscapes are.

More photos here.

Tree of Codes, Part 3: The Making of

I realize that by posting this video, we may cross the line from being Tree of Codes enthusiasts to being Tree of Codes stalkers, but, so be it. Tree of Codes is awesome, die-cutting is awesome, printing is awesome and this video does a great job of showing just how awesome they all are.

Etsy Schmetsy: Foodie Fun





Row 1: EmilyLynch; SweetFineDay; tealandgold
Row 2: PigeonToeCeramics; FreestyleGifts; Modred12
Row 3: paulova; girlscantell; ricochetstudio
Row 4: vesselsandwares; chefrepublic; FamilyFabrics

Happy Monday!

If you’re ever looking for photographs of birds, found a pretty neat group pool here.

Enjoy.

A few projects made with Processing.

Recently I’ve been really interested in Generative Art — in how amazing and aesthetic things can be made out of data and algorithms. I posted about my first deeper look into it (Tim Huchinson, plus my own attempts to use Kandid) over a year ago.

Recently this interest has me looking at Processing. I know very little about programming so how it works is pretty opaque to me, but I’ll tell you this much: it works using data, it works over javascript and thus works on the internet, and some of the works made using it are blowing my mind. Here’s several of em.

An array of garbage bags + fans and Processing, and it’s art that feels more than a bit like life:

One Hundred and Eight – Animated Patterns from Nils Völker on Vimeo.

 

Crazily complex “Subdivided Columns” by Michael Hansmeyer, built out of computations from topographical data from a standard Doric column. These are not just conceptual: they actually were output, prototyped as objects, which makes me feel excited about how wildly structured objects and architecture of the near future might be.

 

And yeah three great music videos made with Processing:

Moullinex – Catalina from Moullinex on Vimeo.

Made using Kinect data: total writeup here.

Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

(Aha! The first piece that uses color in the whole dang post! I promise I love color really!) Writeup of the beat notation process here.

The ‘Mandela’ Variation from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.

Writeup of his Processing-writ ZenO growth system here.

 

Flickr Mondays-Hues of Orange

So happy the sun is out today…even if it is for a short time.

Thought these 1960′s/1970′s National Geographic scans of photographs were so beautiful…and that they all tied together so well with the hint of oranges throughout.

More photos here.

 

Raffle for Japan

There are a number of artists and designers creating work to help in Japan — including Scout Books, Jesse LeDoux via Tiny Showcase, and W+K Studio to name a few. But, we just heard from Diem Chau (who we’ve blogged about in the past 1, 2) that she is holding a raffle on her site to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society. Raffle tickets will cost $10 and two winners will be selected at random to receive a 3-crayon family portrait. She’s already sold 400 tickets and is aiming to sell 1000 by March 23 when the raffle ends. Diem is donating 100% of the raffle earnings to Red Cross, so it seems like an awesome way to help out and maybe get some art in the process.

Complete raffle details can be found on her blog. If art isn’t your thing, you can donate directly to a number of organizations here.

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