Tag Archive - amazingly talented humans

Krislyn Komarov

I adore the beautifully organic designs of Krislyn Komarov, especially her ‘curiosities’. She’s been called ‘The Anti Florist’ by Elle magazine and if you look at some of her bridal | tabletop designs you just might agree. Chances are you’ve seen her work before.

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She’s refocused her direction, stepping away from designing for retail…
‘I have decided that it is time for me to transition, full force to create more conceptual and personal works of art along with intimate participation in special projects with other respected artists and creatives. I am impassioned and moved to realize my visions beyond the limitations and demands of a retail environment.’

You can read her blog at http://krislyndesign.wordpress.com/.

Reef Light

Sea coral patterns are the inspiration of the Reef light design, created by Dutch artist Tanja Soeter. The light that illuminates from Reef’s delicate structure casts dramatic patterns in your room.

Reef Light

Her work can be found at Freedom of Creation. I found several lighting fixtures that would be fun to have.

Jessica Harrison

Earlier today, my friend Stephanie tagged my on a link about Jessica Harrison and her lovely porcelain ladies. She knows my macabre tastes well enough that I’d add these to my wishlist.

I’d like to introduce you to Karen. I can see her dancing around the meadow on a beautiful spring afternoon.
Hessica Harrison

This is Simone and Heather.

Click here to see the full collection.

What day of the week is it?

We arrived home last night from our whirlwind weekend in Atlanta. I’m still very tired today and have a ton to catch up on. It was a mostly working weekend, with ample time for silly antics at night. Michael hung track lighting for the museum where our friend Andy is the director. I am currently redesigning their website. We both lost a days work due to various technicalities. I learned that my laptop can no longer function with an external keyboard and mouse. We need to buy a used top portion and see if that will allow us to have some kind of decent portable technology. Unfortunately that caused us to miss a few goings on about town on Saturday and limited my time at fabric mecca to a mere 30-45 minutes, which is a bit cruel considering I haven’t been able to step foot in Gail’s in over 2 years. I threatened to drop to the floor and roll around a bit, but it was a wee bit crowded while Aileen and I were there. I managed to pick up a few pieces of fabric and I hope to get back for just a supply run next month.

This is one of a few photos taken at Aileen and Mike’s place. They are two of the most extraordinary humans on the planet and I adore Aileen’s style.

Our Darling
Our Darling

I hope to get more posts up about various adventures in Atlanta.

Frank Buchwald Machine Lights

I love it when image searches lead me to beautiful things. Such was the case earlier today when I stumbled upon German artist Frank Buchwald, a designer and manufacturer of furniture, lights, and objects, and his Machine Lights.

Frank Buchwald Machine Lights
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Burnished steel
Brushed brass
Textile cables

Globe handcrafted glass blowing
Voltage: 230 V / 120V
Tube lamp 2 x 40W
W. 12.2 inch
H. 19.2 inch
Burnished steel
Brushed brass

Voltage: 230 V / 110V

Spirally filament bulb

3 x 40W
W. 25.2 inch

H. 15.0 inch
Burnished steel
Brushed brass
Flexible brass tubes
Textile cables

Voltage: 230 V
Tube or spot lamps

2 x 40 W
W. 21.6 inch

H. 31.5 inch
Burnished steel

Brushed brass

Voltage: 230 V / 110V
Textile cables, flexible brass tubes

Tubular bulb, 1 x 60W
H. 15.7 inch

B. 16.1 inch
L. 16.5 inch

Weight: 15.4lb

Saran Wrap Marie Antoinette Style Wigs

Designer Kate Cusack designed these for Tiffany’s 2002 Mother’s Day window displays for their flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan. I thought it was made from synthetic hair fibers at first.

{ Photo credit: Ecouterre }

Fig Leaf Wardrobe

Wow! If Michael and I ever live in a house with limited closet space, this would be my dream wardrobe. This being a fantasy, I’m not even going to think of ruining it with the weight of how much it must cost. Dutch designer Tord Boontje makes this wardrobe with hand painted, enamel fig leaf doors that open to reveal a bronze tree and accompanying eight matching bronze hangers. The interior is lined with a bespoke silk landscape background.

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Read more about the work involved with making the Fig Leaf Wardrobe. >>

Sassy Pants Terrarium

From Italian product designer and art director Matteo Cibic.

‘Domsai is a tamagotchi for your desk.
Handcraft designed and produced with love in Nove (ITA). Each Domsai has its own personality, each cactus has its own dome, tailor made and blowed, that differentiates it from the others.’

They come in either white or gold. I’m leaning towards the gold.

{ Found via FFFFOUND!  and Femtalks }

An Ode to Blossfeldt

I remember my first introduction to Karl Blossfeldt’s work when I picked up a small, very abridged book of his work published by Taschen. I fell in love and bought the book. While I was in Paris with Michael four years ago, we stopped by the Taschen store in the Latin Quarter and I bought their complete published work edition. If you’re not familiar with him, here is a little info from the Taschen website:

‘German photography pioneer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) photographed plants so beautifully, and with such originality, that his work transcends the medium itself. Over more than 30 years, he took thousands of photographs, revealing a formally rigorous talent whose precision and dedication bridge the nineteenth and twentieth century worlds of image making and bring a distinctly sculptural aspect to a firmly two-dimensional art form. Beautifully but starkly composed against plain cardboard backgrounds, Blossfeldt’s images, relying on a northern light for their sense of volume, reveal nothing of the man but everything of themselves. They are still-lifes, piercingly final statements on their subject, and have endured owing to their technical brilliance and the ongoing fascination of students and photographers. Like their maker, they are quietly and lastingly effective.’

I was searching online for something last week and stumbled upon a Flickr group dedicated to photos done in the style of and homage to Karl Blossfeldt, An Ode to Blossfeldt.

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It’s a nice collection. I hope to see it grow.

Linda Glass

California fiber artist Linda Glass makes amazing batik-like quilts. Reminds me a bit of Charleston’s wonderfully talented Mary Edna Fraser.

From the artist’s statement page…
“My artwork combines my environmental activism for sustainable water management and the aesthetics of art making. Growing up in Los Angeles during the drought years made me aware of the preciousness of water and that realization has turned into a passion for raising public awareness about water resources through art.

I deliberately work in textiles with the intention to reach as many people as possible with the issues expressed in my work. Textiles are an unintimidating medium; people feel a familiarity and comfort with fabric since it plays such an integral and basic part in our lives.”

More of works of beauty. >>

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