“An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.” — Louise Bourgeois
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has mummy fashion, lavish paper sculpture that strikes with the force of nature, a recently unearthed 16mm film, inspiring interiors with real life appeal, and striking illustrations, complete with heads-as-terrariums.
Mia Pearlman‘s cut paper installations are stunning and vaguely tornado-esque. It’s like the rapture turned into paper! I can only imagine the impact of seeing these creations in person. [Via Aesthetic Outburst]
Don’t you just love Irana Douer‘s illustrations? Her work integrates so many loaded symbolic references while simultaneously appealing to my love for striking line work. I’m really digging the head-as-planter idea. [Via Blood Milk]
Wow. This fascinating 16mm silent film footage was recently unearthed from an attic and subsequently uploaded to YouTube. It depicts a “1926 oil lease signing between the Blackfoot Indians and Fulton Petroleum at the Blackfoot camp in Browning, Montana.” It’s hard to believe this was happening less than a hundred years ago. [Via Hollister Hovey]
Looking at inspiring homes always gives me that, “Why doesn’t my place look like that?” feeling. However, the most important qualifier for any house I look at is, “Could I actually live there?” (And it’s usually pretty clear if that’s possible or not!) This Swedish home is the perfect mix of old and new, utilitarian and decorative. It looks good, but you can see some mess peeking out from boxes. Reality checks are reassuring! [Via Automatism]
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