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. 

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


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.

lørdag den 15. marts 2014

Latest EP by Tiger Baby. Meet lead singer Pernille Pang

Last year (2013) Tiger Baby released the wonderful EP 'Alone'. It's a result of the band's new approach to their music and collaboration. Back then Stella had a talk with lead singer Pernille Pang who you might already know as editor of Stella Magazine. It's time for sharing! Read the interview and then listen to the EP (or do it the other way around). 


-What’s on your mind to day? 
I’m writing a book at the moment and have to hand the whole manuscript in to the publisher very soon; so that’s pretty much what’s occupying me.

-Who is Tiger Baby? 
Benjamin Teglbjærg, Nikolaj Tarp Gregersen and me. We’ve been a band for ages and met when we we’re all studying at the university of Copenhagen and Benjamin and Nikolaj put a note up on a black board at the university. They we’re looking for a singer to join their band, and I responded. Now – many years, three albums and an EP later – we’re still here, but our lives have changed a lot. We all have families and jobs, but still strive to make music.

-What is your next project? 
Benjamin is very busy at his job and needs a break from making music, so Nikolaj and I will do a duo-project. No one knows where it will lead us, but I’m pretty exited about it. Also, I’m going to give birth to my second daughter in December. That’s a pretty exiting project too. (This interview was conducted in 2013. Pernille now has a lovely newborn daughter.) 

-Have you always wanted to be an artist?
Yes, a kind of artist, I guess. As I child I was always jumping around in my room imitating Madonna and the like, pretending to be a pop star. Later on I wanted to be a designer, then a photographer and a journalist. I ended up being both a journalist and a singer, which I’m very content with.  

-What or Who inspires you and why? 
Daily life. Ups and downs. And the melancholy of fall. But I also get really inspired by going to concerts. Listening to other musicians and bands.  

-Are you in Love?  In a place, a person, a moment or something else? 
I’m very much in love with my family and the new apartment, which we just moved into. I’ll never fall out of love with my four-year-old daughter, Stella. She’s the greatest love of all.    

- What time of the day is your favorite? 
It used to be in the night. When everything was quiet, most people were asleep and creativity was flowing. But that was before I had children. Now I’m too tired in the evenings and nights, and I think actually prefer mornings alone with a cup of coffee in front of the computer. 

- What is your favorite dessert and Why?
In general I just love desserts. If I have to pick one it would be the classic Thai dish ‘Sticky rice and mango’

- What is your best summer memories from your childhood? why?
When I was visiting my grandparents in the north of Jutland. I remember those summers as being really sunny and warm with trips to the beach and walks in the forest - bicycling along yellow grain fields, picking strawberries and peas from my grandparent’s garden. 

- Where do you get your energy from?
From inspiration and creativity. 

 - What do you do on a rainy day? 
I stay inside - making puzzles, cuddling up with my daughter, reading books. 

- What do you dream about?
Adventures in Asia. And long, healthy and happy lives for every member in my family. 

- What makes you laugh? 
My daughter and my husband. And little things with no logic at all. 

- What is your favorite place in the world?
The beautiful temple in Hong Kong, where my dad’s urn is situated. I love to spend time there alone. The heavy smell of incense and the quiet sound of running water from a small fountain. 

- The best advice someone has giving you, and follow it? 
It’s very cliché and I don’t know if anyone ever gave it to me or I just got it from an American movie. But you can do what you want if you just believe in yourself. I’m not sure, I always follow this advice, but I would like to. My boyfriend often tells me to stop my complaining and do something about it instead. I guess, that’s pretty good advice too.

Interview by Line Jarde.

fredag den 7. marts 2014

Photos in which nothing is too clear

It's Friday and it is all about Sofia Borges (b. 1984) a visual artist and photographer living in São Paulo. 

With her photos she walks across the diversity of art and photo trying to make the 'object' and the meaning of it speak together in unity. In her photos she always try to describe a relation and always choose photos in which noting is too clear.  

 Sofia graduated as Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts from the University of fine arts in São Paulo in 2008.
Sofia in her studio in Sao Paulo