Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sarah Hood Art Jewelry

I'm just totally loving Sarah Hood's "Spice" series of necklaces. This work is truly innovative and artistic, and at the same time, completely wearable. (A problem I have with some art jewelry is that it is pretty to look at, but totally ridiculous in terms of wearability.)

Above, the necklace "Five Spices." Below, "Nutmeg." (Nutmeg!)

via cuteable.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Objets du Jour - Graham & Green Mugs

Cool mugs at Graham and Greene. Above, Urban Alphabet Mugs.

Below, By The Lake porcelain tea cups and saucers.


Collage: Sojourner

Here's a bit of collage I put together. It is called "Sojourner."

My husband wants to know, "Now what are you going to do with it?"

I have no idea. I was only shooting to make it. Do something with it? No idea at all.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Objet du Jour - ISAK UK Counting Poster

I fell in love with these little birdies from ISAK UK when they were featured on Delight.Com last week. The platters and plates are nice, but this children's counting poster is IT.

I know it's not nice to play favorites, but I particularly like number 17.


A River Blue: Art By Children of Northern Uganda

A River Blue describes itself as an "art empowerment project for the children of Northern Uganda." These children are living in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps in Alepdong, Aloi and Amoro. A River Blue is a project of Barefoot Workshops,
a non-profit, media-based educational and development organization. Barefoot has attained a building in Alepdong to be developed as a rehabilitation and vocational center for young people, giving them the opportunity to express themselves through the arts so that they may begin to heal themselves and one another, as well as educate the international community about their situation, and acquire occupational skills for their futures.
The artworks above are by Ongora Innocent (left) and Okwir Nickson (right), while those below are by an unidentified youth artist (left) and by Ojuka Maxwell (right).

The artwork speaks for itself, and speaks volumes about the project's power and value. I thank my flickr buddy "Gadjo Dilo" for bringing it to my attention.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Objet du Jour: Bird Print Cups

Aren't these great? I love the graphics and the chic way the cups are stored/displayed. Just one thing: I would get obssessive/compulsive about making sure they were stacked correctly, and I really don't have time for that. Like, the cats wouldn't get fed because I'm messing with the cups.

Still, they're great. At Dutch By Design for $35.00


Friday, July 06, 2007

Objet du Early the Next Jour: Ryan McGinnes Soccer Ball

See, now this is cool. You don't have to be a soccer player for this to be cool. You don't even have to be the Arbiter of Cool to know that this is cool.

As described on the Vivre website:
Perfect for the athlete-aesthete, this stylish hand-stitched soccer ball is patterned with surrealist icons by artist Ryan McGinness. The ball is FIFA tournament quality. Black/gold. Size 5.
At Vivre, for $185.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Objet du Jour - Twinkle Living "Midnight" Rug

I'm loving this rug from Twinkle Living, called "Midnight." Only $1016, at Design Public.


Objet du Way Too Long: Warm Biscuit Fairy Diary

OK, so I went on vacation with the completely incorrect assumption that internet access would be so easy you'd never know I was away. Picture me walking the halls of my aunt's apartment building with my laptop open, trying to increase the signal of some unknown neighbor's wireless connection from one to two bars so I can post. Picture my frustration. Picture the posts I would have posted. *sigh* OK. Onward.

To make up for it all, I've found you this delicious fairy diary from Warm Biscuit, a newly discovered online store that has me charmed completely.

Would you not have loved this as a child? Are you not tempted to buy it, on the pretense that it's for your niece, while knowing full well you'll keep it for yourself?

And here's something you should know: fairies are the new skulls. Remember, you heard it here first. (But you have to spell it "faeries." Not sure why, but know it as fact. Trust me.)