Monthly Archives: August 2014

Knock ‘Em Dead! Casadelgatto Door Knockers

“Casa del Gatto” is a project of the Pennsylvania-based artist Derek Bernstein, who one summer decided to sculpt portraits of his cats, and then turned those into weirdly wonderful door knockers. Bizarre, beautiful, maybe just a tiny bit morbid… If I had the money … Continue reading

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Digital Architecture… The Kaleidoscopic Work Of Jorge Ayala

Fashion designers opting for large, bizarre prints generally cause mixed feelings with me… yet I couldn’t help feeling attracted to the works of designer/architect Jorge Ayala. He perfectly balances optically hectic prints with classy silhouettes to create a style that is both quirky and … Continue reading

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Sick And Tired

I think this time I am actually, physically sick. But it might also be aggravated stress due to being badly prepared for my retake exams (which start this saturday). In any case, I’m a mess. My eyes are all bloodshot, … Continue reading

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Naked Geometry… Mike Naylor’s 3D-Prints

Have I told you about my love for Shapeways? Probably more than once already. *sigh* If I were rich, my house would be overflowing with their 3D-printed knickknacks… As it is however, I can only browse and dream. One designer … Continue reading

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Jewelry With Mystery… Larissa Podgoretz’ Enamels

I know that I’m featuring a lot of artists lately, but I simply can’t help it; one look at the work of Larissa Podgoretz and I was lost. Every one of her enameled jewelry pieces is a work of art in itself; a beautiful … Continue reading

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Words Hurt. Swords Kill.

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A Memory Of Insecurity

Lately I’ve been having “feminist” conversations with people, mostly on the topic of street harassment. Discussing that brought back an old memory… and despite it being not my proudest moment, I felt I had to share it here. … Let’s … Continue reading

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Fire And Ice

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A Sinking Feeling… Hannes Van Severen’s Furniture Art

Hannes Van Severen is a visual artist who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. (Makes me proud to be a Belgian!) His work is unsettling yet appealing, based on daily life objects yet paradoxically useless. My favorite pieces are his furniture-based works; … Continue reading

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Musings On Object And Subject In Murder

Here I am again, talking about one of my favorite subjects: murder! To me, there are two states of mind in which one can commit the act of murder. I’m not talking about emotion or motivation here, merely the state of … Continue reading

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