Abbot Miller joined with Jonah Bokaer have brought modern dance to the iPad and…it’s wonderful. The artistry of the performance isn’t compromised from being on the iPad. In fact, I think its safe to say they’ve managed to enhance the overall experience. For those non-modern dance lovers — be prepared to reconsider your opinion of this genre. 😉 (via It’s Nice That)
This is it. The paper enthusiast side of me has finally found its soulmate – calligraphy. For years I’ve been thinking about taking up calligraphy, only to convince myself that I need to find something more “practical”. Its silly…I know. I love paper, bookbinding, letterpressing, the arts & crafts, so to say “no” to learning calligraphy makes absolutely no sense. Watching this video by Luca Barcellona & Francesca Biasetton put me over the edge. Melting away at the strokes created, this year, calligraphy it is!
Once architect, now quilt artist extraordinaire, Emily Fischer has created Haptic Lab in Brooklyn where she delicately creates these sophisticated and memorable quilts for all ages. Themed in city maps, these quilts still preserve the essence of its origin while giving it a modern twist. (via Remodelista)
I’m always on the lookout for good tools & products that can help enhance the efficiency of my work. Along with quality also needs to come a good design sense. So when I saw this Leather Work Apron by Moore & Giles, I was eager to share it to all those artisans out there. I think you’d appreciate the sturdiness and functionality. With 2 different hyde colors, this apron has the pockets you need, adjustable straps to fit to any height, and wears beautifully with age and use. (via Cool Hunting)
I could write and showcase the works of Japanese born, New York based artist, Kumi Yamashita all day. What sets her apart in my mind is not only her technical ability, but how she manages to convey a truly profound idea with so little. Using light as her main source along with materials like paper, thread and pins, Kumi creates entire human forms or silhouettes evoking a story. Her pieces are moving, methodical, and have layers of subtlety on a technical and philosophical level. Its absolutely breathtaking. Just a few of my favorites below.
Its such a luxury and rarity to be able to walk into a bookstore with a lot of love put into its collection. When I read about the new location and expansion of Arcana, an L.A. based out-of-print arts/photography/architecture (and more…) bookstore, I was delighted and wanted to share it with you all. The owners, Lee and Whitney Kaplan have worked to create a space that exudes elegance for the customer but also a beautiful home for their books on the shelf. I think its a win-win all around! Congrats! (via NYTimes Blog)