Saturday 25 June 2011

skin + bone

 

I really do love skeletons etc

{Skin light by the Design team at Atelier 688; Skull via mark monroe}

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Saturday 25 June 2011

launch of the postale society

 

While celebrating my love of paper, I want to share the Postale Society with you. Such a lovely idea.

Kristina and cheapest cialis Lou are pleased to announce

the launch of

the postale society.

crumpled pages smoothed out,

bent corners turned back,
taped together remnants of a letter.

keepsakes treasured.

knowing our stories
are part of where we come from,
where we are,
and where we will go.

for a sneak peek of the characters and their tales, click here.

subscription is available for purchase in the on-line store.

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Saturday 25 June 2011

paper artist :: Su Blackwell

 

Su Blackwell has a way with paper ~ her gorgeous book sculptures are paper fantasies of incredible intricacy and magical enchantment.

“Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the generic cialis for sale spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.” Su Blackwell

Su Blackwell makes intricate art-works from every-day objects, transforming clothes and books into fantastical three-dimensional forms. Using a scalpel she cuts and cheap cipro pills glues the pages of books to create miniature dioramas glowing with lights in wood and glass boxes, like Victorian relics found in a museum of intrigue. She uses repetitive labor-intensive processes that often involve sewing, knotting, folding and cutting.

She finds her books – or rather lets them find her – by trawling through second-hand book shops. She always reads the book first and this in turn inspires the work. Some of the books that come into the artist’s possession sit on her shelf for months and months. The books themselves, their histories and stories, also interest her. They hold in their pages a record of their past events, as physical objects; their damage, such as frays and stains, makes our relationship with the contents immediate and order cialis 20 mg without a prescription visceral, and in turn tells another story. Long & Ryle

There is a great interview with Su at My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses, here is an exerpt…“I read in a book a Burmese legend about the proscar by mail soul butterfly or win-laik-pya…it is believed that a sleeping person’s soul takes the shape of a butterfly and flies abroad while it’s owner is asleep, searching for the souls of other persons and animals and returning when the owner awakes.  burmese children are still taught never to wake a sleeping person for fear they may die, or worse, live on, without a soul.”

I discovered Su Blackwell in an editorial from British Vogue’s Fantastic Fashion Fantasy issue where she created an enchanting Christmas fantasyland of book-cut sculptures. And she has a blog showcasing her exquisite work.

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Saturday 25 June 2011

Paper sculptures in Pottermore

 

JK Rowling launched Pottermore, her latest creation for Harry Potter, and the hand-cut, stop-motion paper animations are so beautiful.

 

The cut paper sculptures looks like the work of paper artist Su Blackwell ~ I adore her work.

Pottermore will be a new interactive reading experience. It will be a combination: part social-networking forum, part computer game in a website containing additional encyclopedic-like details.

It was revealed that her new venture Pottermore was set to feature a wealth of new and previously unpublished material about the world of Harry Potter. Although the author made clear that she had “no plans to write another novel”, the fresh Potter material – to be unveiled later this year – already stretches to 18,000 words about the novels’ characters, places and objects, with more to come. From Professor McGonagall’s love for a Muggle as a young woman, to how the Dursleys met (Petunia was working in an office); from new information about Slytherin, Ravenclaw and cialis soft for sale canada Hufflepuff houses, to details about wand wood, Rowling’s writing will be just one part of the richly interactive, free  Pottermore.com website, which is intended to bring the discount proscar Harry Potter storylines to interactive life for readers. {The Guardian}

[Images 1.& 6 via Harry Potter Stuffs; stills from the video; owl image via Pottermore.com]

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Wednesday 22 June 2011

“Gosh, being married, that was my ‘caged bird’ period”

 

Daphne Guinness {on marriage}…

I thought this painting captures the loneliness, beauty and confinement of golden chains.

The Gilded Cage by St George Hare, 1857-1933 at Stourhead

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Wednesday 22 June 2011

A birdlike, ethereal creature

 

Daphne Guinness

is famous for her delicate beauty,

skunk-striped coif, eccentric haute couture ensembles,

bespoke baubles and towering,

one-of-a-kind Christian Louboutin platform shoes.

lithe spirit; With her uniquely whimsical sense of style, the oh-so-slim taste- and moviemaker Daphne Guinness is a fashion designer’s dream.

Most people close to the style icon speak of her as

a feather-in-the-wind type,

delicate and whimsical, as well as impossible to catch.

Daphne Guinness by Steven Klein in “The Honourable Daphne Guinness” for Vogue Italia, September 2008

If Daphne Guinness Could flap her Lace Head Wings

she might Float Away…

A delicate dove….

“Gosh, being married, that was my ‘caged bird’ period”

A RARE BIRD!

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Wednesday 22 June 2011

Black & White Guinness

 

Daphne Guinness

is an enigma,

with her trademark blond-and-black hair and bold sense of style.

Despite the grandeur of most of her ensembles,

she subscribes to a mostly monochromatic wardrobe

with the occasional dash of cobalt or scarlet.

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Wednesday 22 June 2011

Noir Guinness

 

I love these sultry Guinness black pics of the avant-guard style icon.

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday 21 June 2011

adversity

 

Distractions, obstacles, and adversity

are good signs that you are on a verge of a breakthrough

or in a pivotal moment in your journey.

Learn from them and

keep moving towards the assigned mark.

{Image via Pinterest}

 

 

 

 

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Monday 20 June 2011

man in the kitchen

 

A laugh to start the week… enjoy. x

 

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