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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: March 4, 2010

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“A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog’s ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.” — Charles Lamb

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has the first film version of Alice in Wonderland ever made (from 1903, if you can believe it), angular fashions, amusing Internet-inspired book covers, creepy curios and Wrinkle in Time references.

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Prepare to enter the land of bubble gum fantasies and clothing made of the elaborately folded foil wrapper discards (not literally, but the geometry is temptingly similar). Zuzana Kubickova‘s designs channel an iridescent meets power puff palette, the volume and sculpture of traditional kimono and angular futurist tendencies. Put it in the oven and you’ve got a glorious casserole. [Via TrendLand]

 

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I love a home lined with tiny curios and treasures, and Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko‘s puppet and skull-filled pad does not disappoint. The anatomical models are also most excellent. [Via The Selby]

 

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The persistent pyramid is an intriguing concept. These photo manipulations create junctures in the megacosm that bring to mind “wrinkling” and noble tesseracts (gotta love A Wrinkle in Time). [Via The Look See]

 

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“Flickr: Food for eyes.” “Linkedin: A friend is someone who has the same enemies as you.” Have truer words ever been spoken? French graphic designer Retrofurs creates pithy (and tongue-in-cheek) translations of how humans use the Internet and social media, all via the concept of classic book covers. There are so many meta allusions to parse about the nature of entertainment, edification and connections…and they’re also pretty amusing. [Via Nothing Elegant]

 

So, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is coming out this weekend, and I’m quite excited to see the latest take on the Lewis Carroll classic (I have read and reread my mom’s old copy of Through the Looking Glass more times than I can count!). However, it’s important to note that there have been oodles of amazing interpretations of this classic tome, and this short silent film from 1903 (the first film adaptation of the novel, in actuality, and the longest film in England at the time) has captured my imagination. Eight minutes of the film have recently been restored from severely damaged prints, including the original colors. I think the damage to the film actually adds to the psychedelic, fanciful nature of the story. It’s a must see! [Via Fred Flare]

Wanna give me some more artsy, style or design blogs to peruse? Leave them in the comments! And check out past installments of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!