Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Street Art and Sequins: Theresa Himmer

I love this beautiful street art by Danish artist Theresa Himmer.  These pieces are from the Mountain Series and made with sequins on buildings in Reykjavik, Iceland.  I would love to see them in person - I'm sure they are amazing in the sunlight.  

Glacier, Volcano, and Waterfall:  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Love of shapes and colors - Photography by Filippo Minelli

I just discovered and absolutely love and am inspired by these beautiful paint bomb photographs by Italian artist Filippo Minelli.  Kind of a hybrid between urban street art and installation art and photography.  I wish I had the 400 euros to buy a set of his limited edition prints!  They are part of his Silence/Shapes series and you can find more of his amazing work at his website.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday shopping fun: 15 interesting gifts for $25 and under

Some of my favorite affordable gift ideas - beautiful handmade and vintage finds for $25 and under from some of my absolute favorite Etsy shops.  The average price in this list is just $17!  I'm sure any girl would love to receive any of these, and I think all are fun and interesting.  They also happen to all be on my wishlist.  So here they are:  

Number 1 - Crystalline Fragments, 8x10 fine art print by orchidandreptile, $25
Number 2 - White dome ring made from vintage parts by nomoikoru, $21
Number 3 - The Unfinished Voyage, handmade 3D display by ilaboom, $13
Number 4 - Organic Cotton Jersey Cut-out Tee Shirt by blacksheepvl, $12
Number 5 - A dozen Biscoitos, handmade Portuguese tea cookies by thesymmetricswan, $15
Number 6 - Hand-carved clay bead necklace by hownowdesign, $25
Number 7 - Vintage turquoise travel perfume atomizer at spacejam, $15
Number 8 - Recipe writing stamp set by thesmallobject, $24
Number 9 - Que blank card, handmade collage card by essimar, $6
Number 10 - Vintage Mikasa pyramid bus vase at bergenhouse, $16
Number 11 - Architectural drawing of corinthian capitol, 8x11.5" 1920s plate, at carambas, $12
Number 12 - Light lavender 5x7 geometric block print by printwork, $18 
Number 13 - Mini gold papier mache bowl by etco, $10
Number 14 - Good Night, 8.5x5.5" limited edition Print Gocco print by groundwork, $25
Number 15 - Vintage beige rotary phone at goreelane, $18 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lovely linear Etsy treasury!

I love lines and I love this Treasury that Maria made featuring my Black Sea Necklace. Really stunning!

'Among those lines.' by carambas

















Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Finding things to do with Tape - Part 1

I just ordered my first batch of MT Masking Tape, and I can't stop thinking about things to do with it.  
So far I've been taping everything I can get my hands on.  

I found it's great for displaying my jewelry!

And I love this idea I read for making a normal Ikea shelf look prettier! It comes from Deborah at L'atelier de curiosité:

The beginning

So this blog exists now!