Wednesday, July 27, 2011

long + lovely

beautiful brass and suede necklaces by seattle-based design studio lacoli + mcallister.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

everything is connected

photographer, aaron huey, spent 5 years visiting the pine ridge indian reservation in south dakota, documenting the history, community, and poverty of the lakota people in his series “mitakuye oyasin: all my relations.”

Monday, July 25, 2011

you again

sookyung bae, a korean artist and recent mfa graduate from claremont college, creates large scale grids from repeating photographs of family, friends, and those who have influenced his work.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

at the end

artist crystal liu transforms nature in her series "what a drag," twisting and dragging characters through a storm cloud of knotted rope.

Friday, July 8, 2011

hello beautiful

when i was back in bemidji this spring my dad introduced me to his lumber collection—stacks of planks and pieces from native trees that he has cut, dried, and collected over the years. he had just made a beautiful table with his friend allen from a cross section of a tree and i asked him to save a slice for me if he ever came across another nice section. within days i got a phone call that allen had just found the perfect piece of local black ash with a big, beautiful burl if i wanted it. before i could scream YES it was sanded and lacquered and ready for legs. i ordered a couple of hairpins i found via kate’s blog, and my dad attached them as soon as they arrived.

last week, my mom wrapped the table in a vintage woolen mills blanket secured with duct tape and shipped it to michigan with my friend katy. it's the nicest piece of furniture i’ve ever owned.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

easy enough

bright and beautiful spring/summer 2011 collection from leifsdottir.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

the unseen

photographer luke bryne, of australian collective spr/ppl, is in a constant battle to get the ideas in his head on film. his images seem effortless, with beautiful landscapes and subjects, giving us a glance into life's mishaps, events, and adventures.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

dreaming of the desert

lovely watercolor work by self-taught, brooklyn-based artist mel shimkovitz.