The husband and wife team, Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida, present a manufactured micro universe, part Toy Story, part Candy Land, populated with diminutive humanoid characters engaged in a range of ordinary and extraordinary activities. Since the project inception in 2002, the series has grown to over 60 images.
We all love to have beautifully designed fabrics for our garments, home furnishings and other accessories. Have you ever thought, how these fabrics get their design? Who is behind creating the innovative textile designs? And how much effort goes into making a fabric which we might reject in just a few minutes? Do you know the textile designers and their creative but very complex work of textile designing?
Make some birthday flower cards to please the gardener’s heart. Yes, birthday flowers in a handmade card. These flowers will bloom all the year round.
Your gardener’s friend or beloved family member can place these birthday flowers handmade cards around the house – winter time too – and have flowers blooming everywhere she turns. Isn’t that what a gardener loves? So make many of these birthday cards and bring a bit of the garden into the recipient’s heart.
Inspired by how some animals can blend into their environment, Liu Bolin from China uses camouflage principles to create amazing contemporary art. His advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background so perfectly. In his work, the artist is hiding to restore his strength and to protect himself. The goal is to represent the diminishing humanity in today’s society. Click here to see more of his amazing work.
Emma Gardner designs beautiful things for the home. Her award-winning collections are infused with her uniquely American and contemporary point of view. Born in Kyoto, Japan to an English father and Russian-American mother, she grew up in New York City and now lives in Northern California. Asian themes, modern art and natural forms are all evident inspiration in the quality products under her emma gardner design and emma at home brands.
Against a backdrop of post-war reconstruction and social change, a group of young artists, writers and architects met to pool their ideas at the Institute of contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Formed in 1951 and known as the International Group (IG), they introduced the world to a new kind of art that was stimlated by popular culture – films, comics, advertising, science-fiction and pop music were key inspirations.
Tea caddies comprise the largest and most complete group within the Sallea collection of boxes. When tea was first used in England, it was taken only in small quantities for medicinal purposes. Yet this single imported commodity was destined to inspire almost two centuries of social ritual and decorative arts.
Collage is an exciting and versatile papercraft that does not require much in the way of technical skills, just an appreciation of shapes, textures and colours.
Someecards may or may not be the greatest thing since ecards. It was created by Brook Lundy and Duncan Mitchell and a dollar and a half-assed dream
Peter Greenaway – Intervals (1969)
This early work of the brilliant director Peter Greenaway is a lovely gem of editing. It has a kind of mezmerizing quality, which you’ll notice as you listen to the sound intervals and Italian alphabet against the shots of Venice street life.