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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 9/15/2011

Sep 15, 2011

by Alison Feldmann

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“The slight silken scrape of her knock-knees when she walked quickly was, I repeat, highly prized by me. I thought that if I were a locust such a sound would send me soaring over mountain ranges.” — From Saul Bellow’s Humboldt’s Gift

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has roller derby queens, re-imagined book covers, ancient artifacts and colorful sunsets.

 

Eric Cahan

Sag Harbor, NY Sunset. 7:33 p.m.

Eric Cahan

San Francisco Bay, CA. Sunrise 6:24 a.m.

Eric Cahan

Sea Cliff, San Francisco, CA. Sunrise 6:57 a.m.

Eric Cahan

acific Heights, San Francisco, CA. Sunrise 6:35 a.m.

Eric Cahan

Fort Pond Bay, Montauk, NY. Sunset 8:10 p.m.

What does the sun’s rise and descent look like in different parts of the world? Photographer Eric Cahan catalogued all of the colors the sky can hold. They’re mesmerizing to contemplate. [Mary and Matt]

Roller derby has a long history. It originated in the 1930s as an endurance sport and quickly morphed into “sports entertainment,” with colorful uniforms, predetermined winners and bouts appearing on television as early as 1948. (Which is when this LIFE Magazine spread was photographed, as a matter of fact.) Contrary to societal mores of what constituted a “lady” at the time, these headstrong women set a precedent for athleticism and pluck. [Via How to Be a Retronaut]

Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart

Lizzy Stewart

Taking the idea of “what if?” to heart, illustrator Lizzy Stewart has put her individual stamp on classic book covers, re-imagining the illustrations her way. I’m fond of Wuthering Heights, but you probably knew that. [Via Wolf Eyebrows]

And now, a few atypical Greek artifacts, courtesy of blog what is this?. No muscular nudes or Doric columns here!

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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47 comments

  • PolClary

    PolClary said 5 years ago

    That last picture is amazing, I love it! Bird with human face!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    I want to swim in those sunsets!! Beautiful!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 5 years ago

    I love those Roller Derby ladies and Retronaut in general. Sigh. I wish I'd lived in the past.

  • gabrielefelt

    gabrielefelt said 5 years ago

    The sunsets are already full of autumnal fogginess...

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 5 years ago

    those greek artifacts are pretty fantastic.

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful post! I love the derby girls...GIRL POWER!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article, thanks!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Great post! The sunsets are amazing!

  • Colettesboutique

    Colettesboutique said 5 years ago

    What a great article and so many amazing pictures! I loooove the sunsets as well.

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 5 years ago

    Love in the Time of Cholera...such a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing!

  • funkomavintage

    funkomavintage said 5 years ago

    Excellent ! I'm always so happy to see photos of sunrises...I don't see them very often anymore...Sunsets are more me....and I do remember watching Roller Derby on KTVU as a little kid...the Bay Bombers in San Francisco....Weee!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 5 years ago

    I love it.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    Great collection!

  • LoveNaturally

    LoveNaturally said 5 years ago

    I always wanted to be roller derby girl....

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    i love eric cahan's photos. i think the gradient colors are more than interesting to look at.

  • mylenefoster

    mylenefoster said 5 years ago

    Always great finds! The sculpture is amazing What to do if I had one of those!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Great post!

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 5 years ago

    Love the sunset, also love the roller derby girls. They have one right up the street here in Galveston

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Awesome post!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 5 years ago

    I was just soaking in the sunset last night as I was driving. It was the most surreal colors of peach and lavender. Not a blue tone in sight. Love! And WOO HOO for roller skates!

  • AliKan

    AliKan said 5 years ago

    Wonderful collection!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 5 years ago

    Oh how I love those Eric Cahan photographs...sigh!!!!! Pure beauty...and I also love those Greek aritfacts!!! Once again, I LOVE this column....and thank you SO much for all the great things you bring us!!!

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 5 years ago

    Very cool as usual!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    I love those book cover illustrations, they have a fradgile look about them that's so beautiful!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    wow, enjoyed the sunrise and sunset photos.

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    Love the variety and diversity of all the photo's! Very intriguing!

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 5 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the colorful sunsets. Those Roller Derby images are great too.

  • blainedesign

    blainedesign said 5 years ago

    Wonderful as always. The sunrise/sunset photos are just what I needed.

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 5 years ago

    Eric Cahan's photos sure strike a primeval chord. Simply beautiful, deeply peaceful.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Sunsets are beautiful!

  • AliceCloset

    AliceCloset said 5 years ago

    Sunset's pics are amazing!!!!! *___*

  • thisthatotherthings

    thisthatotherthings said 5 years ago

    Thank You for a great Read. I wonder where those roller derby queens are now, I remember watching that when it first started. To funny.

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    Beautiful sunset pictures! Love it!!

  • creativelystrange

    creativelystrange said 5 years ago

    vintage roller derby action. What's not to like about that?

  • TheFeatherBoutique

    TheFeatherBoutique said 5 years ago

    The sunset photography brought a smile to my face, it really is amazing to see what the sun looks like in different places! Thank you for sharing them! :)

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 5 years ago

    Wonderful as always. I am going to a roller derby game tomorrow!

  • outofline

    outofline said 5 years ago

    Those sunsets feel good on my brain, love the roller derby too, looks like fun?

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 5 years ago

    Photography is awesome! Just missing a shot from Hawaii! =)

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery said 5 years ago

    Fantastic items, thanks!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    Love Love Love! The pics of the sky were dreamy! I wish I wasn't afraid to be a roller derby roller....

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 5 years ago

    brilliant switches here -- from the sheer serenity of eric cahan's images to the raucous roller derby girls, the etchy beauty of lizzy stewart's work and the bold character of the early greek sculpture-- fantastic alison! thanks for the show!

  • artsymabel

    artsymabel said 5 years ago

    the roller derby pics are great! They really roughed it back then, no helmets or anything!

  • 443Jewelry

    443Jewelry said 5 years ago

    Wow.... all of these are SO inspiring!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 5 years ago

    brilliant! thank u!

  • yogiodie

    yogiodie said 5 years ago

    loved the sunsets and Wuthering Heights -one of my memorable books read in English Lit.

  • laurashaw1

    laurashaw1 said 5 years ago

    The last sunset, the one with the orange sun....Paradise?

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