14 Stylish and Creative Shoes Elegant fashion shoes and creative footwear designs from all over the world. Mojito Shoes Futuristic shoes with no foot plate designed by Julian Hakes. How to Stock a Home Bar Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AoM reader Jeff Trexler. For the gentleman who enjoys entertaining, a properly stocked bar is a must. A well-mixed drink can help schmooze a boss, romance a date, and impress a friend. Mixing drinks at home for friends and family makes me feel like some swanky 1960s gentleman pouring drinks in his Space Age-inspired mid-century home. I love that feeling. Starting a home bar can seem like a daunting task to any man, but it doesn’t need to be so.
What I Wore WhatIWore: Know someone who loves nothing more than camping out and sitting ‘round the fire? These gift ideas span from stocking stuffers to bigger splurges and could work for a guy or gal! Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide - a cute little stocking stuffer with loads of tips and tricks for spending time in the great outdoors.
Favorite and Forget: 16 YouTube Channels to Unlock Your Creativity 1. Mark Crilley – How-to-draw videos on almost every topic you can imagine, from manga and anime styles to highly detailed photorealism. 2. Draw With Jazza – A channel with drawing tutorials, speed-paintings, streams, competitions, and more. 3. Schaefer Art – Tips, tricks, lessons, and explanations of acrylic painting and what you need to know to become a successful artist. The Coveted Many years ago, my husband and I were at the Vintage Fashion Expo, and while there I thought I would get the “perfect” leopard print coat. You know, that vintage leopard print coat every woman should have in her wardrobe. As I pulled out a leopard print coat which I thought would be the “one” my husband put his hand on my arm, and said, “Nooooooooo.
personal style, sewing, fashion and fabric — insatiable need I don’t mind telling you I failed spectacularly at keeping my 2013 resolutions, especially the ones about healthy eating. Oops! But I shall persevere for 2014 nevertheless. Thus, I have vowed to commit to brown bag lunches on the days I teach at the studio. As with all things in my life, my new resolutions have somehow all managed to relate back to sewing. Provenance Saint Laurent Paris? Call us traditionalists but some things really don’t need changing. The first thing Hedi Slimane did as the new Yves Saint Laurent creative director was getting rid of Yves rebranding the fashion label Saint Laurent Paris complete with new logo, packaging etc. While we love the campaign visuals, the branding itself looks just like any other fashion brand around and not the iconic symbol we were so used to. Posted by Maria on October 5, 2012
highexistence Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction from me. Nearly everything that can be said about him has already been said… Some claim he was a superhuman genius polymath with an IQ of 210, five hundred years ahead of his time. Others say that he was an opportunistic idea thief, only modifying the designs of the better inventors that came before him. A few even believe that he was a prophet and left hidden symbols, codes and upside down animal shapes in his paintings (that’s a topic for another post…or not). But whatever you think of Leonardo da Vinci’s place in histories’ list of top IQs, there’s one thing that’s agreed upon by both the conspiracists and skeptics alike. 100 Websites to Teach Yourself Photography - Photography College So you are thinking of taking up photography as a hobby. Where do you begin? The age of point and shoot is over. Everyone can create beautiful, easily processed photos with a digital camera. Maybe you aren’t as savvy s photographer as you’d like to be, but these 100 photography tutorials will bring you up to speed so your friends will be breaking down your door to photograph their wedding or big event.
A Tiny French Woodland Home The home rests on timber piers standing on stones on the steep slope of the woodland floor. This provides a south facing balcony designed like the bow of a ship. The timbers are all hand hewn with axes retaining much of the natural curves of the wood. Pruned Apologies for posting this Call for Papers months after the deadline has passed. I myself found out about this conference a bit too late as well. Nevertheless, I thought I'd post the abstract — along with its incredible list of topics — for reference. (After all, posting syllabi is always in vogue.) Used as a mission statement and a checklist, you could undoubtedly assemble one of the most interesting blogs (or Tumblr or Pinterest boards) out there. The conference, Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity, will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 2013.
Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with personality. Things that don't usually go well together become perfect pairs with good intentions, bright smiles, and sweet sentiments. The clean and modern designs merge colorful shapes with bright, solid backgrounds. The Gifts Of Life iconographyblog: Andreea Diaconu | Photography by Lachlan Bailey | For Vogue Magazine France | May 2015