torsdag den 25. september 2014

Something new for the bookcase

Tomorrow, Friday, there is a 'new kind' in town for all of you Danish speaking readers and followers. 


Read all about the book here and get your own poems by Annette Brogaard (b.1982). 

onsdag den 3. september 2014

Portraits painted with words

Take a look at these fine images made by John Sokol (b. 1947). We absolutely love the way he combined the author with his or hers written works by painting their portrait using their own words. 

John Keats as Lamia 

Samuel Beckett as as waiting for Godot

Walt Whitman as Leaves of grass

Find your own favorite among the greatest! 

tirsdag den 5. august 2014

Anticipation creating atmosphere

Russell Gordon-Jones is painting sort of surreal spaces where the mere anticipation creates an very interesting atmosphere.

Russell just recently took his BA in fine art from Oxford school of fine art and we are intrigued by the atmosphere and his interest in Lynch and Hitchcook. Have a look for yourself and find the inspiration.


onsdag den 23. juli 2014

Human desires from porcelain pieces

Her name is Louise Hindsgavl (b. 1973). She is a Danish porcelain artist and among other things she makes human desires from porcelain pieces. 


Her art pieces are quite remarkable, weird and then most of all they are beautiful to look at, as if a partly fairy tail universe and partly human universe is unfolding before your eyes. It's quite remarkable and we love it! 

Her works are nothing like the porcelain pieces you find in the window at your grandparents house. They have a different story and tell and so much more than what meets the eye at first glance. 

Louise's works contain both entertainment and reflection for an afternoon out of the sun thinking about our desires in a sort of mash up. 

Take a look for yourself at Louise's HP and drop a comment below. 

Have a happy summer. Love Stella. 

søndag den 18. maj 2014

Two sides of every body

Gracia Hagen (self-taught artist from Chicago) took some wonderful photos of different models from two very different perspectives. One of them sowing them off the models as pretty as ever and the other one showing the same body but from a less fortunate position, or? The point is very different! 

Gracia Hagen wants us to understand that every person can look extremely attractive under the right circumstances and two seconds later transform into something completely different.


The series 'Illusions of the body' was made to tackle the supposed norms of what we think our bodies are supposed to look like. Now she even turned the pictures into a book. 


Most of us realize that the media displays only the prettiest photos of people, yet we compare ourselves to those images. We never get to see those photos juxtaposed against a picture of that same person looking unflattering. That contrast would help a lot of body image issues we as a culture have.

lørdag den 5. april 2014

The candid personality of children



Here is the story of photographer Emily Kornya for you. 

Since I was a very young child I had always been intrigue by images, whether that be photography or art, I was always fascinating in trying to discover the story each photo told. 


The feeling has stuck with me and as I got older I started to become very interested in photography as it just such a realistic and personal (as the people you capture are all unique individuals) art form. 


Since I was 12 I had dreams of one day becoming a children's fashion photographer (I have always loved to work with kids, and love their imaginative and genuine nature) and at age 17 I took a photography course while traveling through 10 cities in Europe. On this trip I felt such a thrill and happiness from capturing the moments of people's lives/stories I decided that I wanted definitely pursue this. 


What is most important to me for my own photography is capturing a persons true personality. I like to shoot very candidly and watch how the models interact with each other and see the stories and bonds they have created. Its pretty magical to see this and how much happiness the kids are experiencing. 

mandag den 24. marts 2014

Arty Smarty all the way

Looking for nature inspired jewellery objects to express who you are? This is the handcraft of the company artysmarty. The designer and owner of the company is Angela Cuthill based in Dublin. 

Necklace
 Angela likes her jewellery to be both fun and entertaining. Still they are very simple. 

Earrings

Animal necklaces

Angela uses simple materials and represents them in new ways. Wood, fabrics and resin form the basis of material which are produced by hand into contemporary objects. 

Check out her facebook site and the shop.