Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Darker Forest

What began as cottage industry catering to wealthy Victorian tourists in the Swiss town of Brienz in the early 1800's, Black Forest wood carvings escalated to a highly respected and sought after art form being exhibited in many great international exhibitions in the late 19th and early 20th century.

While the style is undeniably the inspiration for many new products in home decor as well as the driving force behind many an artisan, it's difficult to find a central resource on the web. That being said, I am more than happy to showcase some of our favorite carvings to save you the surfing. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

seven deadly sips

Hamilton Design has created a conceptual set of seven red wine glasses based on the Seven Cardinal Sins. All nestled in plush burgundy velvet and polished wood, they look like an antique glass medical device.

Each handmade glass, representing a different sin, is almost painfully clever in concept - the Envy glass is full of holes, rendering what is most desired (the wine) all but unattainable, and the Lust glass is suspended from above, the only way to release the liquid inside being to manipulate a frosted glass globe with the tongue.

I don't even want to guess the price, but these absolutely exquisite sets are available for purchase at their website.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

windy city

Both of us will be in attendance in Chicago this saturday for the opening. Amanda has done some amazing work that has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Also I will have two sculptures on display that we both collaborated on. See you there.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

the magic eye

Like Mandi said, it HAS been too long.  Our real lives can tend to get very busy with our various projects, but we'll do our best to keep bringing you inspirado!

Music videos can be a perfect excuse to present amazing avant garde stories.  There are so many to choose from, I narrowed this week's selections
to these two from Unkle and The Knife.