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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: September 2, 2010

Sep 2, 2010

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods


“…Because truly to enjoy bodily warmth, some small part of you must be cold, for there is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.” — Herman Melville’s Moby Dick

This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has vegetable skeletons, dark fashions, rock and roll history through a French lens and an ambitious project collapsing (via CGI effects). 








These young toughs didn’t originate in the Grease era (no Pink Ladies here), but they do enjoy showing off their bikes and wearing leather. In fact, these photos come from a rare and rather remarkable book, Roquette Rockers, originally photographed by Ken Pate in the 1970s. This collection shows the lackadaisical moods and whims of teens with little to do but hang around Paris’s rue de la Roquette. Published in 1975, these photos provide a glimpse into a subculture that, though never truly gone, had become infinitely smaller since its rise in the 1950s. [Via Sighs and Whispers





I’m not one to fawn over CGI effects (sorry, Avatar). I’m more old fashioned, I suppose; I enjoy catching sight of a puppeteer’s protruding arm, the string holding up a cardboard spaceship, and the mechanical wonkiness of the lovable Chairry. However, these 3D animations by the Zeitguised studio stymie me. Are they representations of cells? Floating pill dirigibles? Microscopic rice? The fact that I have to open my mind to the many possibilities is enough to make me a believer. (But, I still don’t like Avatar.) [Via But Does it Float]







And I thought granny apples were creepy awesome! These anatomically correct fruits and vegetables were carved by artist Dimitri Tsykalov. [Via Boooooooom]





Dark majesty, thy name is Sorcha O’Raghallaigh. This talented designer’s senior thesis is pure Shakespeare. The layers, the styling, the formidable gowns: perfection. [Via Style Like You]

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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  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 7 years ago

    just amazing photos and visuals again!! thank you so much!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    The skulls are amazing!

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    gaahhhhh... fruit and veggie skulls? sweet!!!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Those veggie and fruit skulls are much creepier than carved pumpkins! Happy early Halloween.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Alison ~ you find such amazing things to share with us as always!

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 7 years ago


  • elizabethwrenvintage

    elizabethwrenvintage said 7 years ago

    Magnificent :-D

  • miniaturetrapdoor

    miniaturetrapdoor said 7 years ago

    Always a fan of your writing and finds.

  • WickedlyGood

    WickedlyGood said 7 years ago

    I'm diggin' those veggie skulls!

  • minnabean

    minnabean said 7 years ago

    i love the blue constellation!! :)

  • LuttrellStudio

    LuttrellStudio said 7 years ago

    Wow!!! What a mix of awesomeness!!! Those skulls are crazy!!!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 7 years ago

    the pom pom pigtail scarf with bow and the epic pills are amazing.

  • NorthviewJewels

    NorthviewJewels said 7 years ago

    Another stunning collection to inspire the imagination. Thursdays are always something I look forward to, thanks so much!

  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 7 years ago

    AH-MAZING art and ideas and creativity. I look forward to this feature every week, where I am exposed to some outstanding, on the edge creativity. Those veggie/fruit skulls are incredible. Thanks for the creative stimulation!!!

  • whatnomints

    whatnomints said 7 years ago

    Those produce skulls are AWESOME.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    you find the most amazing places!! the blogs i follow arent quite as exciting!!

  • allisonstrine

    allisonstrine said 7 years ago


  • artwithallie

    artwithallie said 7 years ago

    oooh...that first apple is creeping me out. There's real eyes in there I'm sure.

  • SatinandBirch

    SatinandBirch said 7 years ago

    That's my girl, does it again!

  • KcSoapsNmore

    KcSoapsNmore said 7 years ago

    I love the apple skulls. Super cool.

  • mediumgrey

    mediumgrey said 7 years ago

    I am going to be thinking of those skulls the whole time I'm grocery shopping tomorrow.

  • VIZArt

    VIZArt said 7 years ago

    I love shop!

  • creativityismessy

    creativityismessy said 7 years ago

    I love the eggplant skull! That is just too cool!

  • VIZArt

    VIZArt said 7 years ago I am so jealous! i wanted this drawing!

  • tiffanyrenfrow

    tiffanyrenfrow said 7 years ago


  • PrimaryRedux

    PrimaryRedux said 7 years ago

    Today I parked next to one of those vans your mom always told you stay away from. But I was intrigued when I saw the worn small text below the passenger window that read "Moto Italia" then when I looked in the side window there was a very cool old motorcycle standing inside the center of the van. It was such a cool thing to come across. I like the dark old biker photos you have here. The eggplant skull is the best one, no matter what anyone else thinks. And your related picks are little gems indeed, thanks for the trip!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    i am always impressed with the photos you find. the fruit skulls are so interesting. i am never disappointed with this post.

  • janellelile

    janellelile said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous and intriguing, as always.

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    the most interesting thing done to fruit I've ever seen! thank you for this, i look forward to these.

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 7 years ago

    oh wow, the 3D aminations are truly spectacular! Thankyou for sharing :D

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Just found that forgotten eggplant in the back of the fridge. It's 1/2 way to above photo. Uh-oh. Too late for ratatouille? And French bikers. Who knew.

  • tippleandsnack

    tippleandsnack said 7 years ago

    The skulls are amazing!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 7 years ago

    Yikes! That's some crazy fruit!

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 7 years ago

    What talent!!! Would never have seen a skull in an apple core. Big cheers for those that can see beyond the norm....

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Wow, the fruit and veggie skulls rock me. As soon as I get home from this Las Vegas hole, I'm going to my garden and carving a few! Thanks! All very wowsa.

  • VintageScriptPress

    VintageScriptPress said 7 years ago

    Very cool love the carved skulls very interesting!

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 7 years ago

    the cabbage, eggplant,watermelon and apple skulls could be the start of the raw food revolution...

  • DressUpPackRats

    DressUpPackRats said 7 years ago

    Love the skulls and the dresses!

  • RiverRoadCandleCo

    RiverRoadCandleCo said 7 years ago

    So awesome. Those skulls are spectacular!

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 7 years ago

    I would love to hang any one of the French rocker photos in my house.

  • MoonDanceTextiles

    MoonDanceTextiles said 7 years ago

    love the "altered" produce...

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    i love 'Sorcha'!!! thanks for always bringing us something inspiring, unique & new! XOX

  • prettyvisage

    prettyvisage said 7 years ago

    wow. that skeleton food is so awesome.

  • SilverSkipper

    SilverSkipper said 7 years ago

    Always such amazing finds. I didn't like Avatar either. I believe we are a minority.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    The skulls are frickin' amazing!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    The fruits! I love the fruits!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 7 years ago

    ooo, creepy fruit!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 7 years ago

    Love all of these...I've been staring at them and just enjoying for several minutes!

  • tuckooandmoocow

    tuckooandmoocow said 7 years ago

    The 3D animations look AMAZING! Not a fan of Avatar either. I liked "Ferngully" when I was 5 and the live-action version just didn't do it for me. Those fruits are wicked as well!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Blown away, as usual.

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 7 years ago

    I always enjoy looking at the wild photography you find. This post is no exception. Very cool for sure!

  • SassySisterVintage

    SassySisterVintage said 7 years ago

    I always enjoy looking at the wild photography that you find. This post is no exception. Very cool for sure!

  • ZenAndCoffee

    ZenAndCoffee said 7 years ago

    As always these are fantastic! You never cease to amaze with what you uncover! ~Wren Arm Warmers & Fingerless Gloves for all seasons & styles! ~~~ Custom Orders Welcome ~~~

  • CherriesSwim

    CherriesSwim said 7 years ago

    Sorcha O'Raghallaig so inspirational! I feel so moved by these images and the grandness of the clothes

  • chanyeevon

    chanyeevon said 7 years ago

    Spooky but awesome! The skeleton collection is freaking COOL! They look kinda funny as if they're wearing a hat! *especially the eggplant!*

  • jbpapergoods

    jbpapergoods said 7 years ago

    A great collection to enjoy, as always. Love the 3D animations.

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    The last batch of moody photos..Perfection. and the CGI I feel like I'm a cell and floating in all of that. I've nothing against CGI but I'd rather those are reserved for scifi and animations. Thanks for the weekly inspirations!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago


  • LeapARTandVintage

    LeapARTandVintage said 7 years ago

    I adore Mr. Eggplant Head!!!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 7 years ago

    I didn't like Avatar either Alison! We are kindred spirits : ) If this truly was Sorcha O'Raghallaigh senior thesis I can only imagine the response from her professors...enchanting. LeafandInk

  • artstudio

    artstudio said 7 years ago

    wow what a variety of cool finds, very inspiring!

  • Ilanaavin

    Ilanaavin said 7 years ago

    Hairy scary veggies ! love the pills too

  • Arva

    Arva said 7 years ago

    Formidable as always !

  • TripleGemini

    TripleGemini said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I especially love the bikers and those impossible gowns. Thanks!

  • kawaiipiepie

    kawaiipiepie said 7 years ago

    wow those fruit and veg skulls are amazing!!

  • Evajune

    Evajune said 7 years ago

    Love the skelton!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    " Nothing exists in itself." :)) Formidable as always !

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 7 years ago

    The photography is wonderful! The subject matter....unusual, interesting, haunting.....great job...thanks!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 7 years ago

    wow fantastic! all the great shapes, from the fruit carving to Grease to the 3-d renderings, always inspirational!

  • bellaDdesign

    bellaDdesign said 7 years ago

    who carves skulls into food, strange but creative! Don't know that I've ever seen that done before, will definately look at my cabbage differently from now on!

  • threepeats

    threepeats said 7 years ago

    The skulls...not exactly like seeing a saint in a grilled cheese sandwich...even cooler!

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 7 years ago

    I love the freakiness of it all. I could have been in one of those bored bikers from the 70s pictures! And you mentioned Chairry...I miss PeeWee!

  • caah2

    caah2 said 7 years ago

    Love Love Love you work!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 7 years ago

    Wow, can't stop looking at those vegetable skulls.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 7 years ago

    This is so darn awesome. Those fruit/veggie skulls are amazing. I love it when artists take everyday items and make them awesome. :)

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    The fruit & veggie skulls are amazing. I have a friend that would love 'em. He's obsessed with skeletons, skulls in particular.

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 7 years ago

    mmmmmmm. the carved fruit and veg is awesome and i love the quote as usual.

  • manvsgeorge

    manvsgeorge said 7 years ago

    As always, WOW! These are great images!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    i love the quote by herman melville. wonderful!

  • pattyclova

    pattyclova said 7 years ago

    I'm always looking forward to your blog! Always a delight... sometimes a bit too thought-provoking... hha

  • WoodPigeon

    WoodPigeon said 7 years ago

    I will never look at fruits and vegetables the same way again.

  • frostingcoutureshop

    frostingcoutureshop said 7 years ago

    OMG so cool!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 7 years ago

    Cool COOL Cool!!!!! each Week :D

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 7 years ago

    love the 3d animations!

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin said 7 years ago

    I had never heard of Sorcha O'Raghallaigh until recently -a wedding I will attend this weekend posted photographs of her designs on their wedding website to inspire the attire of their guests. Everyone who attends the wedding is encouraged to take a formidable page out of her book! I can't wait to see what people come up with...

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Amazing pictures! Biosphere never fails to surprise me!

  • DIVINEsweetness

    DIVINEsweetness said 7 years ago

    the top floating pills, circle and blocks are amazing!!! truly amazing..

  • DrCraze

    DrCraze said 7 years ago

    Fan frickin tastic!!! love the fruits and veggies. Such a fresh take on sculpture. ;P

  • lechouchou

    lechouchou said 7 years ago

    love this article!

  • TheMysticCircleArt

    TheMysticCircleArt said 7 years ago

    Awesome!!!!I Love the fruit & veggies skulls.

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    Can't get enough of this stuff! Sorcha O'Raghallaigh's work is incredible. So lush; dripping with minute details and beads like it does. That white.. gown? cloak?.. is amazing.

  • lindapaloma

    lindapaloma said 7 years ago

    My favorite post, every week. Thanks for the weekly "wow":)

  • RobotsAreAwesome

    RobotsAreAwesome said 7 years ago

    Crazy gothic kooky!

  • dorijewellery

    dorijewellery said 7 years ago

    Wow, what fantastic fruit and vegetable sculpture. Love them

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 7 years ago

    very cool!

  • TUTreasures

    TUTreasures said 7 years ago

    How cool are the fruit and veggie skulls and I am very into the flowy goodness of the Shakespeare line. Bravo!!

  • warpedLaurie

    warpedLaurie said 7 years ago

    Such a fun job you have,finding all that talent.

  • Muusa

    Muusa said 7 years ago

    Those sculls are amazing

  • hildes

    hildes said 7 years ago


  • LoveYouSo

    LoveYouSo said 7 years ago

    So many interesting and different things. Stuff I never would have thought of! Thanks!

  • YellowBugBoutique

    YellowBugBoutique said 7 years ago

    A true cornucopia of visual expression- I love it when people can think so far out of the box!

  • GarageGypsy

    GarageGypsy said 7 years ago

    Uhmazing images. Thank you for inspiring my inner artist :)

  • yogiodie

    yogiodie said 7 years ago

    Oh fruit art. Love it. I use to make it in high school. The skulls are fantastic. What an eye you have! (I think maybe two!)

  • ilovemysoldier03

    ilovemysoldier03 said 7 years ago

    Those fruit skulls are amazing and creepy too!

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 7 years ago


  • Redpeonycreations

    Redpeonycreations said 7 years ago

    very creative... creepy fruit and animations!

  • spiritcleanslate

    spiritcleanslate said 7 years ago

    Once again, you bring us to that other side that we do not get to often enough. Thank you, bravo!

  • creativeadventurer

    creativeadventurer said 7 years ago

    the fruit and veggie skulls were amazing!

  • CheersToJuly

    CheersToJuly said 7 years ago

    Very creative :)

  • yosalvovendo

    yosalvovendo said 7 years ago

    Golgotha and gowns!

  • minouette

    minouette said 7 years ago

    I've been away and am catching up on reading the Storque. Such great images! I'm very flattered to find my Henrietta Swan Leavitt print included below! Thanks Teenangster. :D

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