Monday, 22 June 2009
"We are told that diamond sales are plummeting and that even rap stars are pressed to stretch to real bling. With gold at a new peak, both jewellers and buyers of jewellery are squeezed. For one substantial group of jewellers, however, this is not all bad news." By Emma Crichton-Miller
Read the full article here:
"Noovo Editions is an independent editorial project with online and paper
editions. First of its kind in Spain from an unique and contemporary perspective
on the international panorama,Noovo seeks not only to be an aesthetic arbiter
but also a cultural mediator at the juncture between Fashion, Photography &
Jewellery.A platform to show the highest level of creativity from around the
Friday, 19 June 2009
You can read Paula's blog and see more nose pictures here: http://paula-lindblom.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Where until recently a clear, minimalist design language often without any
decoration prevailed, as is now increasingly colorful patterns visible. Stoffe,
Keramiken oder Papier mit abstrakten, sich wiederholenden Mustern zu verzieren,
ist nicht mehr länger verpönt. Materials, ceramics or paper with abstract,
repetitive patterns to adorn, is no longer frowned upon. Es lebe das Ornament!
Long live the ornament!
38 craftsmen and designers from Germany, Britain,
Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. show in June and July in the form of Hanover
craft exhibits, which the lavish variety of nature as a model.Represented are
the works of glass, ceramic, metal, paper, textiles and jewelry.
We exhibit: Markus Akesson (S) - Miriam Arentz - Ingrid Bärndal (S) - Andrea Borst - Sarah Caputo (GB) - Claudia Diehl - Claus Dorsch - Pia Duppich - Jan + Dagmar Eiden - Marie Fernström (S) - Carola Gänsslen - Masha Ginsburg - Gabriele Green - Henning Greve / Elsa Töbelmann - Barbara Guthmann - Joanne Haywood (GB) - Katja Höltermann - Christina Hoge - Jürgen Kreuchauff - Myong-ae Kyong - Christine Lambrecht - Julia Langstein - Catarina Larsson (S) - Eva Liebmann - Maria Liliegren (S) - Traudel Lindauer - Waltraud G. Linnemann - Ruth Löbe - Maria Magdalena Nawrath - Gitta Pielcke - Monika Schönholzer (CH) - Stefanie Seitinger (USA) - Martina Sigmund-Servetti - Britta Sommer - Dirk Tietgen / Petra Schmalz - Musin Won (GB) - Silke Wrede - Hugo Zumbühl (CH) Markus Åkesson (S) - Miriam Arentz - Ingrid Bärndal (S) - Andrea Borst - Sarah Caputo (GB) - Claudia Diehl - Claus Dorsch - Pia Duppich - Jan + Dagmar Eiden - Marie Fernström (S) - Carola Gänsslen - Masha Ginsburg -- Gabriele Green - Henning Greve / Elsa Töbelmann - Barbara Guthmann - Joanne Haywood (GB) - Katja Hölter man - Christina Hoge - Jürgen Kreuchauff - Kyong Myong-ae - Christine Lambrecht - Lang Julia Stone - Catarina Larsson (S) - Eva Liebmann - Maria Liliegren ( S) - Traudel Lindauer - Waltraud G. Linnemann - Ruth Löbe - Maria Magdalena Nawrath - Gitta Pielcke - Monika Schönholzer (CH) - Stefanie Seitingen (USA) - Martina Sigmund Servetti - Britta Summer - Dirk Tietgens / Petra lard - Musin Won ( GB) - Silke Wrede - Hugo Zumbühl (CH)
I made a series of ten Subterranean garden brooches using hand dyed yarns with natural dyes. These works are the first to be shown using the new yarns.
Monday, 1 June 2009
"This garden is probably the most famous of the separate gardens at
Sissinghurst. It was started in 1950 by replanting the garden to the east of the
Priest's House, retaining the original layout but fusing a color scheme of
silver and white: focusing on plants with gray or white foliage and flowers of
mainly white, but with touches of yellow. It is unclear what inspired Vita to
create this monochromatic garden. Through her writings we know she had been
thinking about creating a white garden for at least a decade. Although other
white gardens in England (such as the phlox garden at Hidcote) predated this
one, they did not seem to have an influence on the development of the White
Garden at Sissinghurst. Some speculate that she was inspired by descriptions of
white gardens from hundreds of years earlier in Moghul India."
The vegetable garden has 50 volunteers working alongside two full and two part time members of staff, this year they are growing 140 different types of vegetables. When I visited many of the plants were still quite young, so I hope to return in a month or so to see the progress and of course take some more photographs.