Special thank you to sweet Lisa who sent some wonderful candy, adorable Aranzi Aronzo doll patterns (can’t wait to try these out) all the way from Japan, and more eye candy in the form of Anthropologie catalogs :) ** photographed with the hand-painted russian doll goodies & wooden print blocks purchased at the Craft fair, […]
Sorry for the delay, I’m still trying to catch up on sharing some postal goodies and purchases. I have always admired Jen Causey’s photography. She runs the inspiring blogs simply photo & simply breakfast. There’s a quiet perfection through her lens and a feeling that everything is placed where they should be. Read her latest […]
Jen Pearce produces prints at Edinburgh Printmakers, where she work mainly in screenprinting, etchings, lino-prints, drypoints and collographs. Jen is attracted to busy bustling areas where she capture scenes that people can relate to, telling small stories of daily life.
I couldn’t pass a visit without enjoying some of the offerings of the Edinburgh Art Festival to the Andy Warhol‘s exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland with its brilliantly decorated columns made up of Campbell’s soup cans, and the 3D/2D Craft and Design Fair.
We spent most of our time enjoying comedy shows that took place at the E4 Underbelly (dubbed ‘Udderbelly’) a purpose-built venue inside an inflated upside-down purple cow with legs akimbo. The Fringe can be an overwhelming experience for the uninitiated, street performers, so many choices (shows for all age groups and preferences), not enough time, and […]
I’m back! Thank you friends for your well-wishes, emails and surprises in the mail which I will share later. Edinburgh is such a fantastic place where the old meets the new in harmony, a city of culture seeped in history (the ‘Castle in the Air’ and Medieval flags had me feeling like I was in […]
I’m off to Edinburgh (Scotland) for a week for the Festival Fringe – largest arts festival in the world. Fringe 2007 features 31,000 performances of 2,050 shows (made up of Theatre, Comedy, Music, Children’s, Musicals & Opera, Dance & Physical Theatre, Exhibitions and Events) in 250 venues. The Fringe story began in 1947, when the […]
Catia Chien, a painter who works from her studio in Southern CA, she is a collector of fun entomology facts and has been known to prefer soup over most other types of food. Besides filled with avid imagination, her work is described as rich with whimsy, colours and energy. Her work is available for purchase […]
Spotted these gorgeous affordable prints by Binth via Dear Ada (our Blog of the Week). An environmentally conscious design house, mixing colours by hand using only water-based inks and luxurious recycled paper stock. They also make it a priority to work with family-owned businesses run by traditional craftsmen with impressive backgrounds that includes fine art, […]
Caitlin Mociun attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in textiles. “It’s not that fashion is not my passion—I just don’t think that apparel design is my biggest strength,” says the Brooklyn-based designer. “I feel that I am much better at designing textiles—I try to keep my garment designs […]