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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: June 11, 2009

Jun 11, 2009

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods

“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.

Read on!


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]


Iris van Herpen‘s “Mummification” line is intricate, beautiful and utterly over the top: avant garde couture at its best. [Via Tell You (Today)]

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]

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!

Vintage Glass Apothecary Jar or Terrarium....Large
Vintage Glass Apothecary Jar or Terrarium....Large
YAVA Glass - Upcycled Blu Italy Mineral Water Bottle Glasses (Set of 4)
YAVA Glass - Upcycled Blu Italy Mineral Water Bottle Glasses (Set of 4)
Landscape 307
Landscape 307
French Glass Bee Catchers
French Glass Bee Catchers
Moon Dog Sugar Creme - Organic Cane Sugar - Emulsifying Scrub
Moon Dog Sugar Creme - Organic Cane Sugar - Emulsifying Scrub
Bubble Chandelier, ASSEMBLAGE Series
Bubble Chandelier, ASSEMBLAGE Series
Red Wing Beige Fleck Salad Bowl Set
Red Wing Beige Fleck Salad Bowl Set
Palmer Signet Ring, 9k Gold with garnets
Palmer Signet Ring, 9k Gold with garnets


  • Greenbriar

    Greenbriar said 8 years ago

    Wow! This was so interesting! The Bubble Chandelier is great!

  • moonthroughfog

    moonthroughfog said 8 years ago

    I love the Bubble Chandelier, very cool

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 8 years ago

    These are beautiful selections! There's something about these that feel like those dark, mysterious stories set in beautiful lush places with wealthy families who have lots of secrets! I'm really into that right now :)

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 8 years ago

    Fabulous picks! I just love that paper sculpture, so amazing!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 8 years ago

    another fascinating collection from teen angster! i look forward to these compilations every week! thanks!

  • moonovermaize

    moonovermaize said 8 years ago

    Wow, what an incredible collection of art! My favorite is the footage of the Blackfoot Indians. I have some Native American in me and I found that so fascinating to watch! It would have been nice to hear what was going on, but sometimes you can read more into a video when it is actually silent. Thanks for posting it :)

  • gloilocksandbody

    gloilocksandbody said 8 years ago

    The Mummification collection is insane! Especially the last picture. Incredible finds as always :D And thank you for showing off mah Moon Dog!

  • pengpengs

    pengpengs said 8 years ago

    the paper installations are incredible!! and i've long admired Swedish interiors. thanks for sharing!

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago


  • siennaorlando

    siennaorlando said 8 years ago

    Wow! My boyfriend would freak over the "mummification" fashion. He's a a fabric sculptor/performance artist.

  • MademoiselleG

    MademoiselleG said 8 years ago

    Wow, this is simply beautiful!

  • edor

    edor said 8 years ago

    paper tornadoes!!

  • JAdamsDesigns

    JAdamsDesigns said 8 years ago

    I really liked everything that was in this article!!!! So cool!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 8 years ago

    I love it!

  • chakrapennywhistle

    chakrapennywhistle said 8 years ago

    Fantastic post! I really love the illustrations!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 8 years ago

    The cut paper installations are amazing. It looks like a poltergeist invasion into the room.

  • VintageBookStore

    VintageBookStore said 8 years ago

    What a beautiful home.


    PAINTINGSBYSAM said 8 years ago

    Those dresses are amazing!!!!

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 8 years ago

    Those paper sculptures are amazing, the line drawings are haunting and wonderful and that last mummy photo made me bust a gut. Great as usual!

  • betsy3

    betsy3 said 8 years ago

    wonderful selection!

  • CocosGreenhouse

    CocosGreenhouse said 8 years ago

    Love the Bubble Chandelier!!

  • bobnstitch

    bobnstitch said 8 years ago

    Herpen is amazing!

  • artfulife

    artfulife said 8 years ago

    All of it os so yummy. Thanks for sharing

  • magpiefelts

    magpiefelts said 8 years ago

    Love the paper installations!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 8 years ago

    I'm terrified of tornados (never seen a real one) but that art is awesome!

  • PaperBling

    PaperBling said 8 years ago

    oh, I really enjoyed that, thanks!

  • ditzycreations

    ditzycreations said 8 years ago

    I love the Bubble Chandelier too!

  • MyGrandmasAttic

    MyGrandmasAttic said 8 years ago

    Amazing finds!

  • PearsonMaron

    PearsonMaron said 8 years ago


  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 8 years ago

    Stunning finds ~ the Paper Sculptures are intriguing!

  • buttercupbloom

    buttercupbloom said 8 years ago

    I wonder if those fantastic paper installations move a little as people enter and leave the space. Fascinating!

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 8 years ago

    amazing finds as always! how do you do it? already looking forward to next week's post...

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 8 years ago

    I love that quote from Louise Bourgeois! There so many beautiful things in this article... the dresses are amazing, the paper sculptures are so beautiful, delicate and overwhelming at the same time... thanks for always sharing the work of amazing artists with us, it's truly a treat!

  • retrothreadz

    retrothreadz said 8 years ago

    That fashion look is amazing

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 8 years ago

    some very interesing pictures here. The paper cuts are like a living nightmare! and I had no idea about the Blackfoot! So interesting! always great to learn some more!

  • SundraSandrusi

    SundraSandrusi said 8 years ago

    Wow, Quel incroyable collection!!!! amazing finds!!!!!!!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 8 years ago

    Teen Angster, like allways, I just Love your articles an they inspire me over and over again. Thank you!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 8 years ago

    Interesting indeed~ enjoyed my read and the pictures too~!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 8 years ago

    These pic are amazing!!! I love the paper ones!

  • JBirdHome

    JBirdHome said 8 years ago

    ditto steinschumuckd. -- great compilation... love the heads on the coffee table. love the youtube clip. LOVE the quote that starts it off, it's going on the kitchen quote board right now. Thanks!

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 8 years ago

    I love how you include art and fashion and interiors and video. Love your off beat sense and nod to vintage. Nothing ho hum. Your posts really are thought provoking and inspired. Thanks Alison. Off to make supper and let these images swirl around in my head.

  • selflesh

    selflesh said 8 years ago

    Love it.

  • marylouiseevans

    marylouiseevans said 8 years ago

    i'm off to bed where they can swirl around mine....feather dresses light as a leather paper rooftops swirling

  • strawberrypeople

    strawberrypeople said 8 years ago

    digging these pics! i especially love the paper installations and the silent film.

  • amtextiles

    amtextiles said 8 years ago

    Mia Pearlman is amazing!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Interesting collection. Love the chandelier in the foyer

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie said 8 years ago

    What fabulous energy!! My head hasn't stopped shaking in amazement - thank you.

  • perfectsixtynine

    perfectsixtynine said 8 years ago

    no i cant say i do love those drawings, BUT, the paper sculptures are right on. And that house makes me jealous. The swedes have got their aesthetics down to the last dust particle.

  • contempojewels

    contempojewels said 8 years ago

    very creative

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    Always inspiring, creative, and cool!! Love your selections! Thanks!!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty said 8 years ago

    Very interesting!

  • michon

    michon said 8 years ago

    my house never looks like the ones I like, because I have too much stuff in a too small space!

  • JessesMess

    JessesMess said 8 years ago

    Oooh I do love those illustrations! Great lines in the hair and I love the patterns over faces. Nice!

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 8 years ago

    Amazing Paper Installation!!

  • BeadSeedAndTwine

    BeadSeedAndTwine said 8 years ago

    haven't explored storque yet... thanks to my selected necklace i've found this inspiring resource. thank you for the interesting info. those paper swirls are fantastic! i'm a lover of installation art and art installations. i wish i could create something of that kind! thanks trying not to be shy... here is my blog: please, peruse:)

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 8 years ago

    You find the best photos, Teen, thanks!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 8 years ago

    The silent film is such a find. Fascinating! How cool is it to see the native American whose profile was used on the buffalo nickel? I am in awe of those paper sculptures. The black and white hallway in this beautiful Swedish home is really cool!

  • BirdAndMoonStudio

    BirdAndMoonStudio said 8 years ago

    these are ALL wonderful!!! The film on the Blackfeet is incredibly humbling....Less than a 100 years ago....truly so amazing! I collected buffalo nickels when I was a little girl (50!!) years ago, and to just find out now that the native American profile on the nickel was a real native American just blows me away.

  • YesWeeKend

    YesWeeKend said 8 years ago

    All very creative but my favorite is the bubble chanelier

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 8 years ago

    Fantastic selections as usual! I love love that house!

  • SweetwaterGifts

    SweetwaterGifts said 8 years ago

    Mia's art - amazing. Love the clothes - the last one is so "Bride of Jason" kind of creepy! BeadSeedandTwin - way to think ouside the box!

  • seedknits

    seedknits said 8 years ago

    I always look forward to reading these... so inspiring!

  • sleepypillow

    sleepypillow said 8 years ago

    Love Irana's illustrations! How she plays with all those hair... sooo cool.

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 8 years ago

    hey yeah those paper sculptures are really something other-worldly. good job on this one! love it.

  • mojospastyle

    mojospastyle said 8 years ago

    The paper sculptures are really cool. I saw another paper installation that was of a forest on u tube. The bubble chandelier is m favorite.

  • vilte

    vilte said 8 years ago

    stunning picks

  • MariesVintage

    MariesVintage said 8 years ago

    You should check out Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori's amazing fairytale inspired work. I posted some of my favorite pictures on my blog: and of course there is tons more just a google search away.

  • JaneBoFelt

    JaneBoFelt said 8 years ago

    Great selection!

  • StoneDesignsbySheila

    StoneDesignsbySheila said 8 years ago

    Wow! That paper sculpture looks like paper doilies that went through a tornado!

  • DesBisoux

    DesBisoux said 8 years ago

    Just love the paper sculpture. Love the house as well, though I quite agree with you. I'm not sure I could actually live in it!

  • gogopigs

    gogopigs said 8 years ago

    very inspiring selection - beautiful

  • alfiejewels

    alfiejewels said 8 years ago

    mia's stuff in incredible! very creative! inspiring!

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 8 years ago

    Wow! This was so interesting!

  • MartaWeaverJewelry

    MartaWeaverJewelry said 8 years ago

    It must be Freaky Friday!

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