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Beautiful, Natural Dishware

In Craftsman Art on May 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Obviously goaded by my deep love for the color green, I had to share this incredibly cool, naturally-inspired dishware that I found on 2modern Design Talk. They are made from silica sand, are very flexible, and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Designer Nao Tamura’s beautiful and functional designs can be viewed at her site here. Enjoy!

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Everyone Loves A Cowboy

In Visual Art on July 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm

cowboy painting

Images conjuring up the hot, dusty plains. Smell of horse and sweat. These images are an integral part of our national heritage, marking the drive west, for better or for worse.

The Cowboy Artists of America organization is dedicated to preserving, maintaining, and fostering an interest in this form of visual representation. Their website is full of good information for the collector and enthusiast. The thought of traveling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to catch the upcoming CAA art auction makes my heart gallop!

Hat tip to and image taken from Lines and Colors blog. Original paintings by John Moyers, Fred Fellows, Bill Owen, R.S. Riddick, Martin Grelle.

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Brazilian Street Art

In Visual Art on May 29, 2009 at 2:17 am


Geometrically ordered and crazed all at the same time, with a tribal feel. Fernando Chamarelli’s work is an interesting visual tale of Brazilian folk / pop  culture. Couldn’t you see one of his works in tattoo ink? Chamarelli hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Check out his rich images at his page above, or check out his Flickr stream

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A Website For The Common Man

In Performing Art on May 16, 2009 at 2:34 am


If you love Copeland as much as I love Copeland, head over to the Aaron Copeland Collection at the Library of Congress Website to view his life in multimedia format. From the site:

The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises both manuscript and printed music, personal and business correspondence, diaries, writings, scrapbooks, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, awards, books, sound recordings, and motion pictures.

The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland’s music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs.

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Meet Pepe & Friends

In Craftsman Art on May 2, 2009 at 1:27 pm

pepeI stumbled on this adorable tableware from a comment left by Camila on my other blog. I love the cute forms, as well as her nicely-designed site.  And check out her great animated videos starring the different items in her line. Well done!

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Back To The Future

In Visual Art on May 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm


I am such a sucker for vintage posters – I love the color and illustration style. And I am a geek at heart, so meshing that vintage style with space-age themes is a natural. Color + Design Blog has some beautiful examples of “retro-future” illustrations. The entry directs you to other sites for additional work and information. Check out Retro-futurismus and Steve Thomas art for more great images and color schemes.

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More Dancers At Large

In Performing Art, Visual Art on April 23, 2009 at 12:40 am


I am very taken with photographs of dancers in urban settings, apparently. I stumbled on a site owned by Richard Calmes, a photographer that truly appreciates human form. From his site:

Richard Calmes became a dance photographer as a result of his initially being an artist, an architect, and an athlete as well as a husband and father. All of these identities have come together in his life preparing him to capture “bursts of beauty” with a depth of understanding.

His gallery, Beautiful Dancers on the Town is a collection of images of graceful dancers amid urban edginess. One might even use the term “juxtaposition”, if one were looking for SAT-caliber descriptives.

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From The Netherlands, With Dance

In Performing Art on April 10, 2009 at 2:21 am

nederlands-dansSorry to be missing this one. The Nederlands Dans Theater II is playing at the Joyce Theater in New York City from April 9th through April 12, 2009.
The group started with the purpose of training dancers between the ages of 17 and 22. It has now evolved into an eclectic and innovative dance unit.
The troupe will be performing Lightfoot León’s Sad Case, Said and Done and Shutters Shut – a duet set to a poem read by Gertrude Stein, and Kylián’s Sleepless, set to music by Dirk Haubrich.
The Joyce Theater is at 175 8th Avenue at 19th Street

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On Motivation and Creativity

In Performing Art on April 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I have blogged this before, but I love it so much I am going to do it again and no one is going to stop me. I ❤ Twyla:

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Senju Kannon – A Show of Hands

In Performing Art on April 5, 2009 at 2:08 pm

The “Senju Kannon” is the 1000-hand goddess of Mercy. Simply beautiful and awe-inspiring.

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