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Artsy Fodder: Is That a Tiny Mountain On Your Finger or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

20 Apr

Yep, mountains on the brain.  I’m completely in love with this ring by jewelry artist Terhi Tolvanen.

Aurore Ring, opal, pear wood, paint, cement, 4cm high

Check out this Helsinki artist’s website for more beautiful, nature-inspired wearable art.

Image via the artist’s website.

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Artsy Fodder: If I Were a Margaret Glew Painting

5 Apr

I stumbled across this necklace from Anthropologie on Pinterest today.  If I were a Margaret Glew painting, I would wear this all the time.

Pieced Prism Necklace, Anthropologie

necklace available here 

Always On My Mind by Margaret Glew, oil on canvas, 96x72

Towing the Color Line: Matthias Heiderich

2 Apr

Recently I’ve been hesitating to feature certain artists’ work because though I’ve had them in my queue for quite sometime, I suddenly starting seeing their work popping up all over other blog sites.  And the last thing I want to do is seem like a copycat.   But then I said to myself, Artsy Forager, why should you let that stop you from featuring talent that inspires you?  I answered, I shouldn’t.  Simple as that.  Case in point, Berlin photographer Matthias Heiderich.

Spektrum Eins series

Heiderich has over ten series of images showcased on his website and any one of them are beautiful enough to be featured.  But I’m currently in love with his most recent series, Spektrum Eins, so this post is full of his signature architectural loveliness.

Spektrum Eins Series

He is a master at finding the most interesting buildings and composing their intersecting angles and colors into striking, graphic compositions.

Spektrum Eins Series

His compositions are so simple yet so crisp, his colors so bright and bold.  The architectural forms take a backseat to line, color and shape.  Each photo is a celebration of simplicity.

Spektrum Eins Series

Spektrum Eins Series

To see more of Matthias Heiderich’s work please visit his website ( and I highly recommend you do! ).

All images are via the artist’s website.

Artsy Design: People In Stained Glass Houses

29 Mar

Does this sculpture by New York artist Tom Fruin remind you of anyone?

Kolonihavehus by Tom Fruin ( via Design Boom )

I’ll give you a hint.. 

Jackson Series 7 by Karen Schnepf

Do you see it?  Love how these very different works compliment each other!  Read more about Karen Schepf’s work here and Tom Fruin’s workhereand on Design Boom.

Featured images is Light & Shadow Play, Kolonihavehus, photographed by Nuno Neto.  Images are via the artists’ websites unless otherwise noted.


Artsy Fodder: Tie One On

28 Mar

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love affair with scarves.  As in I own way too many and am powerless to resist their call.  I even hike wearing a scarf ( ok, a bandana, really ).  They instantly up the degree of artsiness in any outfit.  These hand painted and embroidered scarves by Naomi Clark on Grey Area are insanely gorgeous, wearable works of art!

Mineral Blue Scarf by Naomi Clark

See all the designs here!

The Artsy Home: Modern Whimsy

25 Mar

Have you ever fallen in love with a wonderfully strange work of art but had no idea how to design a room around it?  Interior designer Fawn Galli hits the mark with her contemporary fairy tale room designed around a painting by Anne Siems.

Designed by Fawn Galli, artwork by Anne Siems

See more from this fantastic fantasy meets contemporary NYC home, visit House of Turquoise or House Beautiful.  And when you’re finished drooling, visit designer Fawn Galli’s website for more inspiration!

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Artsy Fodder: Speaking of Branches

23 Mar

Since we’re on the subject of tree branches today, have you seen these necklaces from Lovisa Lindstrom’s Etsy shop, marukiko?

Lovisa Lindstrom

I am completely in love with them.  One would be the perfect tree-gazing accessory!