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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: April 21, 2011

Apr 21, 2011

by Alison Feldmann

alisontinyhat_archer.jpg“My genes, my love, are rubber bands and rope; make yourself a structure you can live inside.” — Aimee Bender

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has 3D relics from Civil War times, mechanical arachnids, simple sculptures and swingin’ ’60s coeds. 

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Who knew that 3D photography existed as early as the Civil War? The Library of Congress recently posted a special set of stereoview photographs to commemorate the war’s 150th anniversary. As they explain,

“The start of the American Civil War in 1861 coincided with a surge in stereo photography — a technique that makes it possible to see photos with three-dimensional depth. Through a special viewer, a pair of images combines into a single 3D scene. (Or, you can “freeview” by crossing your eyes!)”
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[Via The Flickr Blog]

 

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Oh, to be a coed in France in the early ’60s. This diverse mixture of free spirits and squares are surely enjoying their study abroad semester, if the Thelonious Monk, casual guitar playing and café culture are any indication. [The LIFE Archive via Stay Fancy Free]

 

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Frode Bolhuis’s sculptural forms, while lacking many defining details, are oddly expressive. [Via Beautiful Decay]

 



Wow! This fascinating scientific short, made in 1909, demonstrates how a spider (in this case, mechanical) spins its threads to create a web. Director Percy Smith believed he could cure people of their arachnophobia with his short films showing enlarged replicas of spiders, and it seems certain that most viewers would be more amused than frightened by the mechanical star of this short. (But wait for the ending…) See more entertaining shorts and newsreels on the British Film Institute’s YouTube channel. [Via even*cleveland]


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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60 comments

  • marjudesignsforyou

    marjudesignsforyou said 6 years ago

    Something different....thank You for sharing

  • ArtPhotosDiana

    ArtPhotosDiana said 6 years ago

    great post. love the sculpture and the collections of etsy shops in the related items section.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago

    A true arachnophobe - the dang spider made me jump. Damn you Percy Smith! Loved the other features! Entertaining as always, Alison.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago

    Love this post! Thanks!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 6 years ago

    Great post! Thank you!

  • oddnia

    oddnia said 6 years ago

    The figures of Frode Bolhuis are fantastic! I feel them on a level beyond words. Cheers, ANNiE (Artist and Author of Oddnia)

  • JadeBonterra

    JadeBonterra said 6 years ago

    What an eclectic collection of media you have in this post.

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 6 years ago

    Very different post and arts. I enjoyed your collection.

  • acuriousbrood

    acuriousbrood said 6 years ago

    All quite fascinating, especially loved sweet Charlotte.

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 6 years ago

    I love the life photos... alison... you always find the most interesting things...off to find my 3 d glasses!

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell said 6 years ago

    I love how spiders fly!

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife said 6 years ago

    Such incredible work....You are an amazing blogger. I always adore what you write and bring together. LOVE! XXXX EL Vintage

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    nice juxtapose. always a good blog

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 6 years ago

    I'm fascinated and yet scared of spiders. There was a tunnel spider who'd build a web in the corner of a stair in the basement, and I just let the web be for 6 months, until spring clean. Everytime I walked down the stair, the vibrations would bring the spider out looking for it's next buggy meal.

  • FranceGallery

    FranceGallery said 6 years ago

    Interesting photographs!

  • ErieStreet

    ErieStreet said 6 years ago

    Beautiful. I love the 3d photographs- in 2d.

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 6 years ago

    stunning finds - love the sculptures, and you featured a few of my favorite shops! thanks :)

  • SchneiderGallery

    SchneiderGallery said 6 years ago

    wow! this is stunning! great job! thank you!

  • Sunshineshelle

    Sunshineshelle said 6 years ago

    Inspired!

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 6 years ago

    Very cool!

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 6 years ago

    I LOVE spiders--but it takes so many to make a meal...

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 6 years ago

    The hues are so subtle but have a vibrant appearance!!!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 6 years ago

    Wonderful photos and spider short!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 6 years ago

    Creepy crawly spiders, eeeeeek!!

  • dragonflymystdesigns

    dragonflymystdesigns said 6 years ago

    Wonderful photos!! Great post!! Thank you!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 6 years ago

    Amazing to think that 3D technology has been aroundso long, I'll have to get my glasses out!

  • ZhongFuJewelryDesign

    ZhongFuJewelryDesign said 6 years ago

    Hey! Those 3-D glasses my kids saved come in handy!

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 6 years ago

    Do they charge $6 for a pair of glasses just to view the images??! I haven't been to a movie theater in years (thank you dear children). I want to see a 3D movie on the big screen but can't justify the ticket price + cost of glasses!!

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 6 years ago

    Great post.

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    I love this history and art mixing. I have a bunch of world war II photos not sure how I am going to present it. Save your mother, buy vinagte jewelry

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    I love this history and art mixing. I have a bunch of world war II photos not sure how I am going to present it. Save your mother, buy vinagte jewelry

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage said 6 years ago

    I love this history and art mixing. I have a bunch of world war II photos not sure how I am going to present it. Save your mother, buy vinagte jewelry

  • ImagineStudio

    ImagineStudio said 6 years ago

    Love it all so much...amazing stories and finds!!!!

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 6 years ago

    Spiders are my favorite animal. I love the video!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 6 years ago

    Amazing as always! Love the LIFE photos. So stunning.

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 6 years ago

    Indeed, who knew there were 3-D, stereoscopic Civil War views? I had no idea they existed so early in the century, 19th c. that is. You never cease to amaze with these posts. Thanks a bunch!

  • auctionjunkies

    auctionjunkies said 6 years ago

    Love the sculptural pieces. Nice post.

  • yogiodie

    yogiodie said 6 years ago

    Love the Life magazines. Saw many of them passs thru our house.......... You have an eye for the unique ms feldmann.

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 6 years ago

    Once again, what a tremendous post! Oh how I want a pair of 3d glasses to view those civil war photos as intended. Thanks so much for inspiring me today :)

  • mirabellamorello

    mirabellamorello said 6 years ago

    Thank you, Alison! I love this feature and look forward to it! I think perhaps it is the online version of the part of the movie "Amelie" when she would leave video tapes of things she found on TV for her neighbor Monsieur Dufayel to watch! You bring new things to us in that way!!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Loving all these old pics!

  • artemisartbiju

    artemisartbiju said 6 years ago

    Very inspiring post. I liked Frode Bolhuis's sculpture. Vintage Pair of Ceramic Creamers is also very nice.

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    cool! love annamaria's work :)

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 6 years ago

    We need a bit more "art" than craft sometimes! love all the post, especially the Frode Bolhuis's sculptures ! 60's black & white is cool! Thanks !

  • prisonbreak007

    prisonbreak007 said 6 years ago

    it's great ,so wonderful

  • ethniquetrendy

    ethniquetrendy said 6 years ago

    wow

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 6 years ago

    and do demonstrate how an artist can fly.... nice photographs!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Nice. Love the photo with Charlie Parker,Monk, and Miles's clips. Very historical!

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 6 years ago

    Wonderful! I love the work of Frode Bolhuis!

  • cjbcollectibles

    cjbcollectibles said 6 years ago

    Great photographs. It is crazy to imagine "stereo view" started way back in the Civil War. Thanks for sharing. www.etsy.com/shop/cjbcollectibles

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 6 years ago

    Wow! Very cool work!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Cool!

  • merielshire

    merielshire said 6 years ago

    So many great finds! Just got hooked on 2 or 3 new favorite shops, thanks Alison!

  • NaturalPetProducts

    NaturalPetProducts said 6 years ago

    Such a great article and love Frode Bolhuis, TY for sharing=^^=

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 6 years ago

    Loved the spider film... So if you weren't afraid of spiders before, you are now knowing that they can FLY!

  • franz66

    franz66 said 6 years ago

    Your blog is my favourite here on etsy... you pretty much let the work speak for itself rather than musing stylistically... i appreciate that because your "curating" is your style, as eclectic as it is. thanks for turning me on to so many wonderful artists.

  • inaflashopalinlay

    inaflashopalinlay said 6 years ago

    Great article, images, and video... cool and unique vintage items. Congratulations.

  • gallery32

    gallery32 said 6 years ago

    Love those sculptures! Thanks for sharing :) Trina

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    Fabulous and not unknown to me in a funny way. I had visual therapy as a kid where I had to look at photos just like these and use special glasses to view them. The glasses made my eyes cross and as weeks went on got progressively stronger. So I can cross my eyes at will (even one at a time!) which allows me to view these pictures without special glasses. Weird.

  • annamariapotamiti

    annamariapotamiti said 5 years ago

    I am sorry I missed this when it was first posted- Thank you so much for including my watercolor here! Fascinating post!

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