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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: July 15, 2010

Jul 15, 2010

by Alison Feldmann

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“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” – Salvador Dali

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has inky eyes, imagined cooing, double exposures and coin slot lamentations. I’m already squealing over the tiny sea creatures ahead…

 

 

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I know in my heart of hearts that I shouldn’t project human attributes or personalities onto creatures that could very well have no eyes and brains the size of a dandruff flake. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to squeeze these sea creatures’ microscopic, gelatinous tentacles and coo like a mother into their nonexistent ears. [Via English Russia]

 

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You wouldn’t know it today, to see the acres of cigarette butts, high-rise condo behemoths and exposed coin slots, but Coney Island was once a fantastical wonderland of the senses. The side show was still politically incorrect, the boardwalk not yet mottled and the swimsuits conservative and woolen. Those were the days.  [Via Blood Milk]

 

 

Artist Robin Rhode is like a Surrealist Buster Keaton: eyes like sinkholes, spewing ink. (Or maybe it’s just the pork pie hat.) [Via Marieaunet]


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Double exposure sometimes comes off as played-out art school fodder: double up images through random film accidents, and boom: magical results. Photographer Tierney Gearon utilizes what could be a hackneyed technique toward new ends. Shot with film, then printed without retouching, there’s nothing accidental about the syncing of these images. The vivid saturation and interplay of subjects make for a fascinating sight. [Via Rackk and Ruin]

 


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!

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102 comments

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    Wow! Amazing artwork! Gorgeous, trippy & just so cool!

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 7 years ago

    Fantastic. I had to take a second and third look...

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit said 7 years ago

    Some very trippy stuff here, especially...well, all of it!

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 7 years ago

    This post is amazing! I love the pictures! How original!

  • avantanthologue

    avantanthologue said 7 years ago

    wow! and roibin rhode's work looks like golan l;evin's messa di voce!!! http://www.tmema.org/messa/messa.html

  • avantanthologue

    avantanthologue said 7 years ago

    wow! and robin rhode's work looks like golan levin's messa di voce!!! http://www.tmema.org/messa/messa.html

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Isn't it amazing ~ the wondrous work of nature?!!

  • GardenAngels

    GardenAngels said 7 years ago

    The pine needle basket is amazing!!

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    Oh Alison, I Absolutely LOVE, Love, Love this one! Thank you for continuing this great blog:)

  • MaaPstudio

    MaaPstudio said 7 years ago

    WoW!!WoW!!!WoW!!!Amazing collection!!

  • rikrak

    rikrak said 7 years ago

    love love the tierney gearsons! and wow... fact is stranger than fiction indeed with the other wow-ers!

  • rachelungerjewelry

    rachelungerjewelry said 7 years ago

    love the sea creatures and the art, visually stimulating to say the least!

  • celentanowoodworks

    celentanowoodworks said 7 years ago

    wow...awesome. Rock on.

  • damenandroscoe

    damenandroscoe said 7 years ago

    I like the bit on sea creatures. So pretty.

  • buysomelove

    buysomelove said 7 years ago

    WOW! The last couple of photos, are pretty cool. I had to look twice. LOVE this quote that you have at the beginning: “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” – Salvador Dali

  • catchalljewelry

    catchalljewelry said 7 years ago

    those last photographs are really cool, trippy indeed =)

  • SimonDesigns

    SimonDesigns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful nature, Love it!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    Truly stupendous, marvelous! I can't stop staring! Thank you Alison for the ever stimulating eye candy and imagination food. I love News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 7 years ago

    Outstanding photos! Great finds!

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    Wow! very visual... mind stimulating!

  • ourfrontyard

    ourfrontyard said 7 years ago

    Very Visual... Mind Stimulating! Wow!

  • ShellysVintage

    ShellysVintage said 7 years ago

    WOW! The sea animal pictures are amazing!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Great pictures!

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    Love the Dali quote, reminds me of one I had on a blog post of mine a couple of days ago.. "... Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to." from Jim Jarmusch-The Golden Rules of Filming.

  • seragun

    seragun said 7 years ago

    Amazing collection!

  • janellelile

    janellelile said 7 years ago

    As soon as I've invented my time machine, I'm taking it straight to Coney Island :)

  • LouisestArt

    LouisestArt said 7 years ago

    surprising!

  • jonbender

    jonbender said 7 years ago

    i've always thought double exposures were awesome! my cameras dont take them anymore :(. just not the same in photoshop. It eliminates the unexpected.

  • louloudo

    louloudo said 7 years ago

    Beautiful beautiful stuff. I wish I was in Coney Island in The Past!

  • KatHannah

    KatHannah said 7 years ago

    That look back at Coney Island is simply fascinating and Gearon's body of work is weighty in subject, yet magical. Thanks for those links.

  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 7 years ago

    This has to be one of my absolute favourite craft & style blogospheres so far!

  • VeronicaRStudio

    VeronicaRStudio said 7 years ago

    Wow! Those are some amazing photographs!

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay said 7 years ago

    Oh I love those old photos. Fabulous.

  • mtowsand

    mtowsand said 7 years ago

    I LOVE THIS!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Those sea creatures are so ethereal. Beautifully photographed.

  • arcaniumantiques

    arcaniumantiques said 7 years ago

    Excellent, all of it. The Dali quotation goes into the brain file!

  • VintageScriptPress

    VintageScriptPress said 7 years ago

    Great collection love the vintage photographs AMAZING!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Ethereal sea creatures. Wonder of wonders. Another great post!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 7 years ago

    Trippy!

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Love love love!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 7 years ago

    We need to get melting those clocks. Great stuff, love it all.

  • loosethreads2

    loosethreads2 said 7 years ago

    Oh, those are really cool! I'm partial to the first set. Nature just sets me wild!

  • HoneyThistle

    HoneyThistle said 7 years ago

    the double exposures are gorgeous!

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    as usual your posts are amazing!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    the post is amazing and the products just perfect

  • ArtistBeingHuman

    ArtistBeingHuman said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed the photos of the delicate sea creatures

  • ecozuzu

    ecozuzu said 7 years ago

    wow - amazing!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 7 years ago

    I think jellyfish are THE most amazing creatures!

  • flamingofancy

    flamingofancy said 7 years ago

    Wow all of these are great! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago

    love the Coney Island pictures!

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 7 years ago

    Stunning!

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 7 years ago

    I am always amazed at the photos featured each time the Craft + Style Blogosphere article comes out. Wonderful!!

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 7 years ago

    Surreal pictures....very cool!!!

  • mLindvall

    mLindvall said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • NaiyaArtBoutique

    NaiyaArtBoutique said 7 years ago

    everything is just soo amazing!!

  • 111collagedesign

    111collagedesign said 7 years ago

    Great photos! I esp like the jellyfish. A very wise woman told me once in life we should be like a jellyfish, moving with whatever happens in life - I love that!

  • olive34

    olive34 said 7 years ago

    awesome! i made a necklace with polished stones on my site.

  • JonesyAndCrane

    JonesyAndCrane said 7 years ago

    Fan-TABulous collection!!!

  • PaperPicker

    PaperPicker said 7 years ago

    I am not sure where you find your ideas and photos for the Craft Style Blog, but you always amaze me.

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 7 years ago

    wow! the sea world photos are crazy! thank you!

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    Cool.

  • TheWhirlwind

    TheWhirlwind said 7 years ago

    I always noticeably enjoy your blog entries. Such eye-catching stuff - really different and I appreciate it!

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 7 years ago

    Love the Coney Island pics and the double exposures. Awesome!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Love those old carnival beaches!! The pictures are amazing!

  • juliedcrisp

    juliedcrisp said 7 years ago

    Nice double exposure photography!

  • HandcraftedorVintage

    HandcraftedorVintage said 7 years ago

    You have to look twice, at the least.

  • BodaciousBiddies

    BodaciousBiddies said 7 years ago

    AMAZING QUOTE!!! “Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” – Salvador Dali Amazing items! Check out the gorgeous beaded vintage purse on my site: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49940665/breakfast-at-tiffanys-vintage-beaded and another gorgeous corded one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49098534/vintage-corded-antique-cream-purse-with Love that vintage!!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    ...thanks for the fantastic fun! love the black & white coney island shots, take me to the 'bridge of laughs'! XO

  • jasminzorlu

    jasminzorlu said 7 years ago

    Amazing photos of underwater creatures. Very inspiring. I like to take photos of them at the aquarium and then make hats. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45235834/peony-peacock-cocktail-hat Thank you!

  • designMatter

    designMatter said 7 years ago

    wow!! just fantastic work!

  • dkim

    dkim said 7 years ago

    thank you for the intro to robin rhode's work, seriously awesome.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    oooh I love those deep sea photos they're amazing I've always been fascinated by sea creatures.

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 7 years ago

    The under water World is like out in Univers!!!! Thanks for sharing, stunning!!!

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 7 years ago

    Wow!!! Just beautiful, those deep sea pics are amazing!!!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the ocean creatures! They're the most amazing and most intriguing things on the planet. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful photos!

  • bbbennyandthejet

    bbbennyandthejet said 7 years ago

    Man, Storque posts are just getting better & better! SO much food for thought.. inspiration is everywhere.. ;D

  • poplovedesigns

    poplovedesigns said 7 years ago

    Amazing! I just finished reading Michael Crichton's "Sphere" the other day, so my take on those sea-creatures is just a little more sinister... amazing to look at though, how they float & glow & crawl. <3 Andrea

  • BloodMilk

    BloodMilk said 7 years ago

    coney island love. (always look forward to thursdays to see what you post about!) XO jl.

  • ara133photography

    ara133photography said 7 years ago

    Those are seriously amazingly awesome!!! :) (and thank you so much for including my At Tara print in the "related"s! :))

  • KatyScudieri

    KatyScudieri said 7 years ago

    Maybe she's become a little more mainstream by now (not keeping up with her work as much as I'd like), but Sarah Sze is an awesome installation sculptor. Check it out: http://www.sarahsze.com/

  • KatyScudieri

    KatyScudieri said 7 years ago

    Also, Francesca Gabbiani is a great collage artist whose work looks more like very precise airbrushed paintings. She's got some really neat work that looks like the Overlook Hotel from "The Shining". http://www.lorareynolds.com/artists/images/francesca_gabbiani/#/image/4391987419/

  • onnesti

    onnesti said 7 years ago

    You keep me entertained!!! as always much food for thought!!!

  • ilgattoselvatico

    ilgattoselvatico said 7 years ago

    oh Coney Island...I've been lusting after you lately.

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 7 years ago

    Exquisite undersea life...reminds me that we need to be better stewards of the water...we can do it-we can make it better....

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

    Love it all... completely fascinating.

  • Redpeonycreations

    Redpeonycreations said 7 years ago

    Very interesting and diverse collection!

  • Dryw

    Dryw said 7 years ago

    Amazing underwater photos! Like there's a different universe down there!

  • yogiodie

    yogiodie said 7 years ago

    How do you do it? You are awesome Alison!

  • minusplusminus

    minusplusminus said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! If you haven't, check out the book Art Forms From The Ocean: The Radiolarian Atlas Of 1862 by Ernst Haeckel and Olaf Breidbach. This post made me think of it. Thanks!

  • sophiecls

    sophiecls said 7 years ago

    They're all so beautiful. I'm absolutely in love with the double exposure photos.

  • harmonywithnature

    harmonywithnature said 7 years ago

    My double exposure never looked like this! Absolutely fantastic work!

  • tatimaia

    tatimaia said 7 years ago

    Sea creatures are wonderful! Hmmm... Nice inspiration!

  • jubilee82

    jubilee82 said 7 years ago

    Wow! Amazing!!

  • Formations

    Formations said 7 years ago

    I love the sea creatures. It is amazing how many different kinds of life forms there are in the sea.

  • Joanna1966

    Joanna1966 said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful !!

  • westbournegrove

    westbournegrove said 7 years ago

    The double exposures are awesome! I have to do some research.. What did Salvador say? Exactly

  • OfTheFountain

    OfTheFountain said 7 years ago

    Love the photography aspect!

  • kaftansarafan

    kaftansarafan said 7 years ago

    just amazing how carefully selected items in a collection can complement (and compliment) each other and make each other collectively attractive!

  • jewellerytreasures

    jewellerytreasures said 7 years ago

    love the photos of the little sea creatures so cute and tierney gearons photos are great some good finds etsy love them

  • themarketintheglen

    themarketintheglen said 7 years ago

    The double exposure photography really grabbed me and was truly inspiring. I like when people think outside the box, cleverly. Thanks for exposing us to such great imagination candy!

  • PotteryHeaven

    PotteryHeaven said 7 years ago

    great photographs!

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