green.with.envy.

Adam Broomberg + Oliver Chanarin

Lukasz Wierzbowski

Color Collective is pretty much my new favourite.

Created as a colour resource guide for designers, the blog serves up some of the most stunning images, fashions and artists’ works alongside beautiful palettes.

Honestly I feel pretty silly that I hadn’t known about this site sooner.

[ Read: come up with the idea myself]

in.a.finch.

The River That Flows Both Ways

The River That Flows Both Ways, 2009

Moonlight (Venice, March 10, 2009)

Moonlight (Venice, March 10, 2009), 2009

Moon Dust (Apollo 17)

Moon Dust (Apollo 17), 2009

White (Niagara Falls obscured by mist, April 17th, 2006 5:30pm)

White (Niagara Falls Obscured By Mist, April 17, 2006 5:30 PM), 2006

 Brooklyn artist Spencer Finch utilizes light and colour in his installations to re-create moments of “light”. Most of his pieces specify a certain time and place in which he is attempting to re-create the light of that specific moment.

I recently used Finch’s work as an inspiration for my science class that I teach to 2 year olds. Even as young as they were, the students really began to experiment and think about how light and colour effect the way we visually interact with our environment.

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+ covet: Affordable Art Prints

+ blog: Mint

+ make: DIY Sandals

i.wheelie.like.you.

This is a mini documentary featuring the Spanish brand peSeta in conjunction with the New Museum of New York chronicling the union of two mechanical lovers: a bicycle and a sewing machine. The result was this sweet film and 15 lovely bicycle caps (which can only be found at the New Museum shop–235 Bowery, NYC). Megafaun‘s The Longest Day was a beautiful feature in the film as well.

It almost compels me to go out and ride a bike. Almost.

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+ look: Metropol Parasol in Seville–largest timber structure in the world

+ eat: Chocolate Fudge Cake

+ blog love: all the mountains

super.steaz.

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Love XI, Collage, 2006

When I first saw these images, I was rendered speechless.

British artist John Stezaker… what can I say… just amazing.

 

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Cinema 1 I, Collage, 2005

Stezaker makes collages of old images–classic movie stills, vintage postcards and book illustrations–into new images.

I can’t even imagine the pain he must have felt cutting up old bromides–I was almost emotional looking at this work just thinking about destroying these images to create new ones.

 

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Pair IV, 2007

favourite

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Marriage XXXII, 2007

John Stezaker - Mask LXV  - The Approach

Mask LXV, 2007

If you’re lucky enough to be in London right now he has an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery that you should go to and tell me all about so I can live vicariously through you (please).

 

*note: apparently  “Steaz,” “Steaze,” or “Steazy” has a variety of meanings according to more urban sources. I simply shortened the artist’s name because I wanted to sound gangster and clever, and I am not implying any other meaning by this hyphenation other than to be witty.

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+ read: this

+ listen: These Days–Nico

+ eat: Homemade Calzones

 

 

steel.cut.oats.

More like cars, cans, dumpsters and I-beams.

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Fabricate II Oxy-Acetlyene cut steel I-Beams, 2003.

Cal Lane, sculptor and welder, is internationally acclaimed for her lace and filigree steel works.

5 Shovels Plasma cut steel shovels, 2005.

As an undergrad in metalsmithing, I found Lane’s work to be very inspiring, especially the shovels and wheelbarrows. (Yes, I did metalsmithing in college–the timid-tool-novice-shy-muscled-master of craft–I’m full of surprises, I know)

Wheelbarrow Plasma Cut Steel wheelbarrow, 2007.

Lane working on her installation piece 1,000 Gallon Lace Oil Tank, Oxy Acetlyene cut steel, 2009.

Hood and Door Plasma cut steel car parts, 2006.

Check out her website to see all of her works.

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+ listen: Fall Mix

+ read: Matchbook Magazine

+ make: Herringbone Cowl

 

barb.aric.

I know I’ve been on a recycle/reuse scene lately, and this post is no exception.

Smiley Neckpiece

These somewhat horrific, beautiful (I guess in a word sublime) and incredibly crafted jewels are the work of one Margaux Lange.

Six Pack Abs Ring

Lange’s Plastic Body Series utilizes iconic Barbie, as you’ve never seen before; deconstructed, set with sterling silver and pigmented resins. Her desire to take the mass-produced and turn it into handmade, unique wearable art is fascinating.

 

Starburst Hand Brooch

Lange says of her work, “I enjoy the funny juxtaposition of wearing the body, on the body. Barbie has become the accessory instead of being accessorized.”

Bosom Bracelet

Lucky for you she sells her wears on Etsy, as well as a few boutiques and galleries.

For all of her listings check out her website.

Swimming Smile Brooch

 

Happy Recycling!