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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 7/21/2011

Jul 21, 2011

by Alison Feldmann

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“Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.” — Paul Auster

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has Native American dress, sulky children, crystal grottos, vibration belts and bitable paint.

I’m not sure I can imagine more beautifully coiffed and styled children than these moody little fellows. Someday my own tiny tot will wear miniature bow ties and tortoiseshell frames. [Via All the Mountains]

 

Caroline Larsen’s layered, goopy canvases look good enough to eat. [Via Beautiful Decay]

 

Seeking out tribal traditions is one of my favorite pastimes. These photos chronicle the traditional dances of the Ute tribe, as photographed by Nick DeWolf in 1981. Beautiful. [Via Stay Fancy Free]

 

Crystal beauty! Scientist Roger C. Hiorns and artist Roger Hiorns (get that?) have collaborated on “Seizure,” a short film chronicling the blue, grotto-like crystal encrusted space created by the two Hiorns. In fact, they have plans to work between their respective disciplines in the creation of a new substance (!). As they state, “It’s important to provoke and introduce the idea that art has no set forms or disciplines and established rules should be shunned, so our making of a material with a scientist and an artist is neither science nor art but a place in between, of establishing a new territory.” [Via AM on the Present Tense]

Fancy a go on the old exercise belt? These antique machines, modeled by formally outfitted ladies and gentlemen, would probably be considered torture devices today. Vibrate the fat away! [Via How to be a Retronaut]

 

Do you know of a forward-thinking art, style or design blog? Post it in the comments! And make sure to check out past installments of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!

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61 comments

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    I appretiate the Hiorns' outlook on the new frontier of the art world, those crystals are so vibrant!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 7 years ago

    Love that fig berry jam! Yum!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 7 years ago

    those children!

  • dementedsnowflake

    dementedsnowflake said 7 years ago

    Those exercise machines are so fascinating! Genuinely reflects the Victorian ages interest in the mechanical! :)

  • noonblueapples

    noonblueapples said 7 years ago

    OH MY! This is one of my favorite "News From the Craft and Style Blogosphere" posts that I've seen yet! Great job, and thank you :)

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 7 years ago

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Love this blog and the pictures of the children made to look like adults.

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 7 years ago

    OMG! This is one of my favorite blog posts OF ALL TIME! I can just picture my little tike dolled up like the little boys above. Thanks for bringing a huge smile and a warmth to my heart!

  • zenceramics

    zenceramics said 7 years ago

    Since early 2000, I've been following the career of a fascinating painter, Andy Baird. Baird's paintings are a true fusion of Modern and Pop Art, and a virtually unparalleled style. He is featured in galleries from all over the world. Baird also makes ceramic works and that is how I was introduced to this talented artist. I just saw one of his significant paintings "Anatasia" in a gallery in San Francisco.

  • TheWishingElephant

    TheWishingElephant said 7 years ago

    Those little ones remind me of REDRUM!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 7 years ago

    i did think that goopy canvas was cake.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Great photos , Hauntingly beautiful Mama don't take my Kodachrome away ~

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    The blue crystal room is amazing.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Love thaat piece from holzfurhaus

  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 7 years ago

    I sure like the doggy textiles. But why do I find the textile with the monkeys making love so disturbing? Guess I just don't like monkeys ;-)

  • tugboatprintshop

    tugboatprintshop said 7 years ago

    cool features ~ neat pix!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 7 years ago

    Lots to love in this post! Especially that cute little pool shootin' hipster!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 7 years ago

    I love the diversity of the photo's! Brilliant! the "goopy canvas's" are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • MaryandLil

    MaryandLil said 7 years ago

    So interesting!

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas said 7 years ago

    The boy on the pool table is a definite favorite.

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 7 years ago

    What a mix. I remember my Aunt having a fat vibrating machine. The native dancers are really a treat, as most natives to not allow photos to be taken. I will go to a Feast Day at the Santa Domingo Pueblo, no cameras are allowed. Thanks A!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 7 years ago

    Love those children's portraits. I think probably most of the calorie burning on those vintage exercise machines came from avoiding death.

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Those children kind of creep me out but they are beautiful.

  • pillowflightpdx

    pillowflightpdx said 7 years ago

    I was just wishing yesterday for one of those old timey exercise machines!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 7 years ago

    I grew crystals with my dad when I was little. I had forgotten until I saw the blue photos!

  • BoutiqueDeBandeaux

    BoutiqueDeBandeaux said 7 years ago

    Love it!

  • devitjandra

    devitjandra said 7 years ago

    The antique machines are amazing - especially the J6!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    thanks for this week's inspiration :)

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Crystal beauty indeed! I enthusiastically agree with the Hiorns' declaration "our making of a material with a scientist and an artist is neither science nor art but a place in between, of establishing a new territory". And isn't that just the most celestial blue? You never cease to amaze, Alison.

  • dekanimal

    dekanimal said 7 years ago

    Nice photos!!

  • etco

    etco said 7 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 7 years ago

    nice!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Love the children!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Like the native photos, the children and the exercise machines....torture the fat away. Thanks for finding these for all of us.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Cool photos!

  • Jungle

    Jungle said 7 years ago

    Such rich and powerful themes <3

  • handmadestringlights

    handmadestringlights said 7 years ago

    I love your work! Congratulations!

  • Izzoinked

    Izzoinked said 7 years ago

    Crystal beauty!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    lol I think going to the gym its still full of torture devices today! Just goes to show not much has changed really...

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty said 7 years ago

    interesting photos

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    whoa...lots of stimulation...but good kind...love the native american children pics, makes me think of our hawaiian kids....thank you!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 7 years ago

    Alison, if it is at all possible, you have outdone yourself!!! I adore those photos of the children, and I thought those goopy canvases were weavings! The exercise devices reminded me of a oilseed reformer machine. Another fabulous post...I am so grateful for these.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    What an interesting, eclectic mix!

  • TheBourgeois

    TheBourgeois said 7 years ago

    powerful !!!

  • ArtPhotosDiana

    ArtPhotosDiana said 7 years ago

    Count on you to open our eyes awake, bring a smile or turn our minds inside out. Thanks!

  • GrandOldTimes

    GrandOldTimes said 7 years ago

    I always enjoy looking at vintage photos and these, of antiquated "exercise" machines are just fascinating. All that work they did back in the day and it yielded no appreciable results. Excellent blog.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    what a diverse collection of photos. i love them all as always!

  • SparrowMoon

    SparrowMoon said 7 years ago

    These children are straight out of "The Turn of the Screw." Especially the young lady with the large wrench in her hand. Very stimulating blog post here.

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos! Tapestry is so unique woovv!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 7 years ago

    Love the fish! Great write up Monica TheIdConnection

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 7 years ago

    Beautiful photos. Great article :-)

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    Those children and the styling on those photos is impeccable and amazing. As for that room full of blue crystals: I want to go to there...

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness, those childrens' outfits are adorable!

  • StampersCraftsGifts

    StampersCraftsGifts said 7 years ago

    This was great! I loved the pics of the Native Americans. Such Beautiful colors.

  • JennasRedRhino

    JennasRedRhino said 7 years ago

    Children, photographed in front of tapestries depicting demons and devils. How fabulously appropriate and so amusing.

  • dreamingdevotchka

    dreamingdevotchka said 7 years ago

    Those goopy canvases! I was SURE they were enormous cakes! Nevertheless, they DO look good enough to eat...... ;)

  • Papeeyay

    Papeeyay said 7 years ago

    Good enough to eat? I thought it WAS icing. I'm smacking my chops just thinking about it, but the sober looking children spoiled my appetite.

  • VenusFashionServices

    VenusFashionServices said 7 years ago

    Amazing work - so vivid in every way! Bravo!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 7 years ago

    Nice tones

  • AVIVART

    AVIVART said 7 years ago

    Crystal Beauty, Beautiful art- science/ science- art work !!!!!!!!!!!!! & wonderful Caroline Larsen’s layered, goopy canvases.

  • yogiodie

    yogiodie said 7 years ago

    maybe that punching machine would straighten out my stomach. Nice array of different topics.............

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