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Portable Fire: A History of Match Safes

Fanciful leprechaun riding frog motif match safe, c.1900, USA. Enamel on sterling. 2 ½ x 1 3/8 inches.

Vesta cases, vesta boxes, or pocket match safes or matchsafes were small portable…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

CALL FOR RESIDENT ARTISTS - HCCC

CALL FOR RESIDENT ARTISTS!

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

March 1, 2015…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 3, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Hallowe'en Post

Oooooo!



Last day of October and spooky hallowe'en is here again. I've never much bothered with the festival as I'm not much of a horror fan but this year I've been paying a bit more attention and have been finding it quite funny, especially…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 31, 2014 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Takahiro Iwasaki - Miniature Scenes made of Fibers, Dust & Hair

The only place for cloth fibers, human hair and dust in my home is the vacuum cleaner, but that's not the case for Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki, who loves to use them to create detailed miniature…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

One Design in Perth!

Hey Perth! I’m bringing the circus – my One Design exhibition – to meet the family in my birthplace. It’s gonna be huge! (Actually, it’s going to be as big as it was in Sydney and Melbourne, but believe me, that’s quite big enough ;) )

We’re having…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments

One Design Workshop – Perth Edition!

Image of the main workshop material, a laser cut pattern in 1.5mm thick timber

Here's another way to celebrate the launch of my One Design collection at Contemporary Metal in Perth. Come along and…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 2:54am — 3 Comments

Finnair - Marimekko Cooperation

Finnair and the Finnish design house Marimekko have teamed up with a fascinating design partnership. Since Spring 2013, all Finnair aircraft have been carrying the Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tablewares, featuring Marimekko’s classic…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Qian Yang - Ceramics Repair Collection

'Love Birds' Neckpiece…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Yuni Kim Lang - Identity & Big Knots

Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Kirsty Mitchell - “She’ll Wait For You In The Shadows Of Summer"

Wonderland 'Gaia's Spell'

Dress designed by Kirsty Mitchell (this is its true scale and color)

Boat made by me and the assistants listed below (true scale and color)

To read all about this epic shoot and see the behind the scenes pictures of everything being made and shot, please…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Art of Our Consumption

Call for Artists: The Art of Our Consumption

at Foundry Art Centre

520 North Main Center

Saint Charles, MO 63301…





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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ayasha Wood - Embroidery

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 24, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Ann Weber - Cardboard Sculpture

artist with ALMOST 16 and 15 and 1/2

2006

cardboard, staples, polyurethane, steel bases

182 x 48 x 49 inches and 177 x 38 x 38 inches

Photo: Lee Fatherree

My artistic journey began with…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Vertical Gardening

I was visiting the Chicago Botanical Gardens recently and came upon an example of a beautiful vertical garden. I thought of all the city dwellers looking to add greenery to their lives without having the benefit of a yard, just a balcony, or maybe not even that. Here's just the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dagmar Kestner - Artist Knitwear

Dagmar Kestner is a Fashion & Accessory Designer creating handcrafted luxury goods, showpieces and accessories. Dagmar was born in Romania, grew up in Germany, lived in Denmark and Great Britain and is currently based in Berlin. She completed her MA in 2013 from the London…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Texas!

Texas Roadhouse



I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip!



Based in Denton, Dallas, the main…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 21, 2014 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire



In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 20, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

A Show of Fact and Fiction - UK Crafts Council

The Welsh Space Campaign, Hefin Jones, 2013. PHOTO: DAN BURN-FORTI

Teleri Lloyd-Jones previews…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

An artist in glass

Leopold Blaschka joined…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Frog Museum

In my current, highly irregularly occurring, explorations on taxidermy in contemporary craft and art, I stumbled upon this little gem: The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, a collection of 150-year-old satirical…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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