Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

"Sisters G" found via the 1920 II flickr set.

If you are doing a party for New Year this is the glamour to aim for (1920's roaring glamour is the best in my book!) - and how they managed that perfectly synchronized pose i do not know..

I wish you All a very Happy New Year and all that is wonderful for 2009!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and and all the best for the holiday period!

I leave you to nurse my cold - and celebrate both the Swedish and English Christmas (24th and 25th respectively) with these images from the greatly named flickr group "The Great Paper Snowflake Group".

For instructions on how to make paper snowflakes (I made a bundle when I was little!) go here or here for example.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Artists’ Books by Randy Klein.

Artists’ Books by Randy Klein. Exhibition in the Artists' Books Study Area at the Library, School of Creative Arts, UWE Bristol. Images from the exhibition website.

"My work has been diverse across a wide range of media. What has held the strands of my artistic practice together has been the narrative. Therefore it has been natural for me to work with the artist’s book. It has given me an opportunity to compress the diversity of media between two covers and stitch it into a binding. The book has been a laboratory for ideas, a repository for image and writing, a diary and travel journal.

Sculpture has been a central practice for me, and I have created outdoor public sculpture which is sited in many public locations, including a 25 ft. stainless steel sculpture in Brimmington Park, on the Old Kent Road in London, and a sculpture for Paterson Park in Bermondsey.

My books and prints are in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Getty, the Brooklyn Museum, Tate Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Public Library."

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ana Ventura

"dreams are my reality", 35cm x 50cm [13,78 x 16,54 inches], 300gr fabriano paper, signed and numbered 150 edition.

"you make my heart sing", 35cm x 50cm [13,78 x 16,54 inches], 300gr fabriano paper, signed and numbered 150 edition.

Some wonderfulness from Ana Ventura. Don't forget to have a look at what's more in her shop, and to read her blog.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This Is Where We Live.

"Welcome to our city - to our world - of books. This is where we live. A film for 4th Estate Publishers' 25th Anniversary. Produced by Apt Stu."

Beautiful and magical! (and discovered through absurdity)

How I do love all interpretations of books, all shapes of books, the beauty of book art.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Give Hope Movement.

Move your cursor over the image for more information and links.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

my folk lover

Images from my folk lover etsy shop.

My Folk Lover is a small etsy shop run by the Australian artist and illustrator Catherine Campbell.

In it you can find her work, some of the wonderfulness you can see above, comprising of sets with lovely names such as "Secrets of Whimsy", "Sticks and Stones", "Little Papercuts", and "Curious Adventures". Make sure to make a visit!

Also worth visiting is her blog of the same name.

Monday, December 08, 2008

The Art of Charley Harper

The Art of Charley Harper 2009 wall calender. Original image from apartment therapy.

How I would love to have this calender for 2009! (sold out basically everywhere) Link via apartment therapy - more info and images there.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Great ingenuity

Images from

I saved this blog/photo project/site a while ago and can't remember where I initially found it (niotillfem perhaps?).

I do know however that I find it absolutely genious!

This girl takes children's drawings and replicate them with photography and some brilliant set-ups.

Great ingenuity! (...and if someone can give me some context/background please do.)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Beautiful photography from au fil de...

Images from the au fil de... blog.

Beautiful, beautiful photography from the au fil de... blog (unfortunately I haven't been able to get any proper information about the blog or the person behind it - please enlighten me if you can!).

Link found via Maria's interior blog at . Hope you haven't missed her Christmas calender where you can win interior goodies every day up until Christmas!