All posts tagged: Art

Wax Collector – by Esque Studio

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! The wax collector designed by Andy Kovel is a unique candle holder. This candle  has a divet at the lip that allows the  candle to drip inside the bottle and  transform  the  bottle into a  capolavoro. Another wonderful thing is that when the bottle is filled up, you can return to Esque Studio and they well send you a new one! Good idea for a Christmas gift! http://www.esque-studio.com  

Sebastiao Salgado

Via : photography office MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SEBASTIAO SALGADO – GENESIS – THE LEGACY OF PLANET EARTH   Sebastião Salgado (b.1944) is one of the leading social documentary photographer and photojournalist working in the world today. He began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos.   Sebastiao Salgado In 1994 he and his wife Lélia created Amazonas images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel, L’Homme en détresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007) and Genesis (2013). The world-renowned photographer has received many awards, including the W Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, and his many books have been published to great acclaim. He is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. He is currently based in Paris. The  Genesis project unveils a photographic journey through the planet’s unspoiled …

CREATE AN ART GALLERY WALL AT HOME

Via Minted   Buying and collecting art? Majorly fun. Figuring out where to hang everything? Sometimes not so fun. If you’re like me, you’ve probably come across a ton of inspiring images of art-gallery walls on Pinterest or in shelter magazine  with walls fabulously filled to the brim with beautifully framed pieces. But attempting to create something similar at home can be a little intimidating. To inspire you to create an art-gallery wall of your own, we dropped by the homes of two Minted employees: our founder and CEO Mariam Naficy (top) and associate creative director Annie Clark(bottom). “I wanted a wall that reflected my family and our love for travel and art, and that was deliberately un-stuffy. I loved incorporating a mirror I found in Paris, a piece of antique fabric I found in Turkey, and my children’s art.” —Mariam “My home is a work in progress. I love that I can easily add a new piece or pin a photo to this ever-evolving corner gallery.” —Annie San Francisco-based stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman worked with the ladies to create …

Ary Trays

Whenever I spot a lovely birch wood tray with a colourful design I always turn it upside down to check if it has been made by Ary. They’re a Swedish manufacturer and have been handcrafting trays from renewably sourced birch wood since the 1950′s. The trays are made from single sheets of birch providing a high quality finish,perfect for outdoor dining and dishwasher safe too.

Quazi Design

     Homemade in Swaziland   Quazi Design is a cutting edge craft company that transforms waste magazines into original accessories and interiors, believing that the combination of craftsmanship and innovation is a powerful tool to promote stability in the developing world.   Their products are design driven and utilise creative craft skills using 100% waste magazine paper. They push the boundaries of raw materials, developing interesting techniques; including layering magazine pages to recreate the impression of wood, as if transforming the material back to its original form. Their artisans are encouraged to be part of the product development process through design days and they offer product development internships to designers wanting to learn and share skills in ethical design and are always open to collaborations. Their journey began in 2009 when Quazi Design became a formal business in order to create much needed employment in Swaziland. They began with the concept of a simple rolled paper bead earring displayed on a card and employing one artisan, Sibongile, who later became our production manager.     The business was co-founded by …

Jason Mraz

  Via Origin Magazine   Maranda Pleasant: What are some of the things that really make you feel alive? That make you feel inspired? Jason Mraz: I love the feeling of putting my feet back on the sand after I’ve been out in the ocean for a while. I love that. I guess the adrenaline calms down when the sense of balance returns in a really grounded way. I love writing songs with people, which is about really taking risks, throwing yourself over the falls and really seeing what you’re made of and seeing how it sticks. Seeing how others react to it, and seeing also how it can become a melody and how it can really take off from your experience. It’s a way of seeing life unfold on the page before me. I’ve gotten more into gardening over the past couple years. It’s a combination of patience and hustle, and I love it. MP: That’s great! JM: Sometimes I’m out there until eleven o’clock at night, making sure everything is great and no …