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Thread Balls Galore! Temari by Patt Knorpp

Temari are, apparently, traditional Japanese children’s toys. They are balls made from embroidery thread and the remnants of old kimonos, and even though they went out of fashion as toys with the introduction of rubber in Japan, they are still made … Continue reading

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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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All Shapes And Sizes…

There is beauty in variety.

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Memento Mori Monday: The Anatomical Venus

It’s been a while… but it’s monday and I felt like doing something other than freaking out today, so here I am again.   An Anatomical Venus is a wax model of a female, that either has her organs in sight, … Continue reading

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Memento Mori Monday: Coral Cutlery

It’s monday again! This week’s Memento Mori is practical in many ways, but mostly it shows us a practical way of “thinking on death” that I hadn’t touched upon before. Back in the days (we’re talking 15th, 16th century here) … Continue reading

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Tagged… dmdmetal’s Graffiti-Themed Jewelry

I have always liked graffiti, even the quick, un-artful tags that most only see as vandalism. It’s leaving a mark on the world, and in that way I find it fascinating. San Francisco-based Etsy shop dmdmetal apparently shares my fascination, as … Continue reading

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Magnetic Attraction… Glauco Cambi’s Jewelry

Here I am again, featuring jewelry… again. I can’t help it that there are so many awesome jewelry designers, right? These pieces by Italian jewelry artist Glauco Cambi caught my eye because they’re both quirky and brilliantly simple. Made from … Continue reading

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