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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.


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

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!


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!

Artsy Fodder: Art Gets Bejewelled

24 Jan

Artists and designers have been inspiring each other for centuries. Whether we realize it or not, much of the clothes we wear, jewelry we sport and objects we use are a result of the symbiosis between art and design.  And I for one, love to celebrate such connections!  For this first feature in the new Artsy Fodder series, let’s have some fun with artfully inspired jewelry designs.  These pieces may not have directly influenced each other, but there is an unmistakable resemblance.


Friday Night 27848 by John Duckworth


Kate Spade, City Lights Idiom Bangle


Oceanic Series by Thomas Hager


Anthropologie, Jumbled Loops Necklace


Untitled by Amy Pleasant


Paige Novick, White Howlite Cuff


Yin and Yang by Jennifer Bain


Jill Schwartz, Mosaic Pin


Screen ( Barn Owl ) by Kevin Appel


M. Missoni, Chain Necklace

Do find yourself buying pretty baubles that remind you of your favorite artwork?  Take a look inside your own closet or jewelry box and I’ll bet you’ll see some similarities!

As The Fabric Folds

3 Nov

Art and textiles have enjoyed a long and happy partnership.  Every art student has known the joy of capturing supple folds of fabric in charcoal.  As we explored during artsyF A S H I O NWeek, many artists have been captivated by the beauty of intricately crafted garments.  In her work, Massachusetts photographer Carin Ingalsbe  celebrates the remarkable colors, textures and patterns of clothing and costume.

New York City Ballet, Ballet Imperial Yellow

Carin’s latest series focuses concentration on fashion normally admired from afar– ballet costumes.

Boston Ballet, Boston Bluebird

Inherently, these opulent pieces are designed to be beautiful while in movement.  But in her closely cropped still lifes, Carin captures their quiet beauty and we are treated to a look at the intricacies of each individual garment.

New York City Ballet, Sugarplum Fairy

New York City Ballet, Ballet Imperial

If you are anything like me, you’re now dreaming of floating across the stage in one of these numbers.  To see more of Carin Ingalsbe’s stunning photographs, please visit her website.  Make sure you read the history of each garment– fascinating stuff!

You can also check out Carin’s work in person at Lanoue Fine Art in Boston.

Featured image is The Royal Swedish Ballet, Metallic Skirt c. 1790-1830.  All images are via the artist’s website.

Friday Faves: Artsy Accessories

16 Sep

What separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize!

— Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias

Just as accessories are the icing on an outfit’s cake, so this round up will be the icing on the cake of artsyF A S H I O NWeek!  Some wearable, some not, all fun!

Shell, mosaic shoe by Candace Bahouth

Broach by Tatiana Warenichova

Raspberry by Ana Hagopian

My Laundrette by Sharla Valeski

1.  Candace Bahouth

2.  Tatiana Warenichova 

3.  Ana Hagopian 

4.  Sharla Valeski 

Hope you’ve enjoyed the artsy fashion fun this week!  Have a fantastic weekend, Artsies!