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Silversmithing & Metalwork. Vivitar Bamboo Keyboard. Carol Farrow. "I make high fired sculptural paperclay, referencing the past.

Carol Farrow

Paperclay is a perfect material for capturing the scratched and ‘found’ qualities and patinas of surfaces or utensils changed by the effects of use and time. I want my pieces to be ‘friendly’ and bring to mind objects the viewer might once have seen or handled. " "I enjoy the interaction between the forms and often make composite or grouped works. They are slab constructed and sometimes impressed with the marks (memories) of fabric or metal.

" Šarkan. WABI SABI Scandinavia - Design, Art and DIY. Free City. Shopgirl Visits: Samantha Robinson Studio. Time to go on a mini shopping trip with me today, a little desk vacay.

Shopgirl Visits: Samantha Robinson Studio

Let’s visit Samantha Robinson’s ceramics studio in Sydney and fight over which ones we’ll take home with us, okay? I have dibs on nearly all of them (kidding, I’ll share!) And I am especially excited that photographer Jillian Leiboff shot this studio with Samantha’s permission to share here on decor8 today because these photos really capture the essence that is Samantha Robinson.

She creates art capturing it in a most functional way to show that everyday objects need not be mundane. This ceramicist is one of my favorites and so for me it’s a real treat to peek in on the space where she creates such precious pieces. As I look through these photos I can’t help but smell the earthy clay and paint — and imagine how beautiful these vessels would be to hold in my hands — some to drink from, others for flowers, still others for fruit.

(images: jillian leiboff imaging) The Materiality of a Natural Disaster. Below, Hellström writes exclusively for Disegno Daily about her experiences in Japan, and the time she spent with Naoto Matsumura, the last man still living in the nuclear exclusion zone.

The Materiality of a Natural Disaster

A chronological definition to our present geological age is Anthropocene, which defines human impact as the most significant recent geological development. This might sound obscene, but each time a natural disaster occurs I imagine that it is nature's revenge on that same upper hand. I am fascinated by natural disasters. Our planet is a large smoldering ball with a cracked skin and an unreliable atmosphere. That disasters are occurring more frequently has only intensified my interest. But what happened in Fukushima is different to other natural disasters. One year after the disaster and the area still looks the same as it did just after the tsunami hit. TORTOISE GENERAL STORE. Grace Villamil's Silo Kits — COMING SOON. Grace Villamil is an artist working in photography, video, drawing and sensory based multimedia installation.

Grace Villamil's Silo Kits — COMING SOON

She manipulates thought processes through original sound works, texture, and light. By constructing artificial environments, her methods question our sense of place and what we trust to be real and intimate. These immersive experiences highlight the relationship between human nature and nature itself. Fredericks & Mae Bow — COMING SOON. A bow is a flexible piece of material which shoots aerodynamic projectiles called arrows.

Fredericks & Mae Bow — COMING SOON

A string joins the two ends and when the string is drawn back, the ends of the stick are flexed. The oldest bows in one piece are the elm Holmegaard bows found in Denmark, which were dated to 9,000 BCE. Fredericks & Mae is the art/design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. The two met through a shared love for materials - Fredericks & Mae started in the piles of feathers, thread, gold and paper that decorated their first studio in 2007.

Their collaborative practice has since evolved into a series of objects for the home, garden and sky. Color Inspiration Daily: Agave. I was up super late last night working on a fun Father’s Day gift roundup that I’ll be posting a little bit later today, and found myself with heavy eyes barely open looking for an image for today’s Color Inspiration.

Color Inspiration Daily: Agave

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s. In the 1920s and 1930s, Japan embraced new forms of graphic design as waves of social change swept across the nation.

Japanese graphic design from the 1920s-30s

This collection of 50 posters, magazine covers and advertisements offer a glimpse at some of the prevailing tendencies in a society transformed by the growth of modern industry and technology, the popularity of Western art and culture, and the emergence of leftist political thought. "Buy Domestic! " poster, 1930 [+] Cover of "Nippon" magazine issue #1, Oct 1934 [+] "Fuji Weekly" cover, Oct 1930 [+] Poster for Japan's first national census, 1920 [+] // "Health for body and country" poster, c. 1930 [+]

Superclassy Items! Make sure to catch up with the latest work of David Taylor, if you haven't already.

Superclassy Items!

He's an internationally awarded scottish designer/sculptor residing in Stockholm, Sweden. One could easily guess that hidden swedish something, that in fact might come from that traditionally contained, softened rawness. And those solids worked à la Sottsass, painted here and there with almost pure colours. We specially admire the metal details, they're such a joy to the eyes!...

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