rfmmsd:

Artist:

Sara Burgess

ellysza:

Yulia Brodskaya : on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/119932041

ellysza:

Yulia Brodskaya : on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/119932041

turecepcja:

Tahiti Pehrson is a Northern Californian artist with long ties to the Bay Area. Recent works explores the fragility and interconnectedness expressed by physical structures. Large scale installations of geometrical hand cut paper are layered into three-dimensional structures.  Pehrson has been working in paper for nearly fifteen years.

yadawara:

袈裟 — Kesa

After a really long absence, I want to talk about one of Kyōto’s many traditional handicraft businesses: the maker of stoles for Buddhist monks, so-called “kesa”. The cloth, which you can also see on the pictures, is woven on hand-looms, also making use of golden threads. The prices for a kesa vary broadly, but there are kesa in the upper price range reaching into the millions (of yen).

When weaving, the cards with the holes in it tell the hand-loom mechanically which threads to raise so that the correct pattern will be produced on the final cloth. 

quoteskine:

Do What You Love™®© is lazy and unhelpful “advice”

quoteskine:

Do What You Love™®© is lazy and unhelpful “advice”

design-is-fine:

Hans Holbein the Younger, four designs for round pendants with arabesque ornaments, 1532-43. Pen and black ink. Drawing from the Jewellery book. Size: 42x42 mm. Via British Museum

allthingseurope:

Andalusia, Spain (by luca baldassarri)

allthingseurope:

Andalusia, Spain (by luca baldassarri)

allthingseurope:

Amsterdam Morning (by merbert2012)

allthingseurope:

Amsterdam Morning (by merbert2012)

ayforpaypa:

Unicorn - ayforpaypa

ayforpaypa:

Unicorn - ayforpaypa

ayforpaypa:

Stripey Tiger - ayforpaypa

ayforpaypa:

Stripey Tiger - ayforpaypa

virtual-artifacts:

A rare shibayama inlaid ‘mille-fleurs’ tsuba (sword guard) of mokko form, each side decorated in the Shibayama style on a silver ground with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, hydrangea and sakura, all skillfully inlaid in stained mother-of-pearl, with elegant cloisonné enamel butterflies among peonies around the seppadai, mokkogata silver mounted mimi
 Japan, meiji period

virtual-artifacts:

A rare shibayama inlaid ‘mille-fleurs’ tsuba (sword guard) of mokko form, each side decorated in the Shibayama style on a silver ground with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, hydrangea and sakura, all skillfully inlaid in stained mother-of-pearl, with elegant cloisonné enamel butterflies among peonies around the seppadai, mokkogata silver mounted mimi

 Japan, meiji period