Geodesic Inspired

It seems geometric design and objects are everywhere right now. While the trend for geo stuff may be winding down, I just cannot get enough of the natural forms of raw gems.

Amber Ibarrechevia Pugly Pixel

via Exceptional Gems

For more gems and visual treats, check out Unurth on Pinterest.

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Tim Knowles

I just discovered this amazing artist Tim Knowles. (Thank you Pinterest!)  He creates art pieces that collaborate with objects’ movements or show their paths through space. The pieces are essentially performance, with the remnants what you see in the gallery.

What is really interesting to me is how he is recording and seeing phenomena in a different way. Much like we record events as memories, vidoes or pictures, he is recording them through their vibrations or movements. By doing so, he creates a sense of wonder for me. Through the images I can feel the place- the wind in the tree, the moon over head…

Here are just a couple of his projects.

Night Walks//

A series of illuminated walks made at night and recorded as long exposure photographs.
The Artist walks away from the camera [mounted on a tripod, shutter open] carrying 3 very powerful torches fitted with diffusers, the lights are connected to a 12volt battery in a backpack to prolong their life.  As he walks the torches illuminate the route, drawing in the landscape.  The walks follow paths, ridgeways or compass bearings some for over an hour.

from artist’s website

Valley of the Rocks

Full Moon Reflections//

Long exposure photographs of the fullmoon reflected on undulating water.

from artist’s website

Wolf Moon on the Serpentine, London

Tree Drawings//

A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper.  Like signatures each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.

   from artist’s website

Stonethwaite Beck, Smithymire Island, Borrowdale, Cumbria

Bailey Doesn’t Bark

I’d like to share with you a delightful company in New York- Bailey Doesn’t Bark. Designed by Re Jin, BDB creates home and ‘life accessories inspired by dreams, memories, and nature.’  They are quirky, clever, and all made in the United States.

Four Seasons Cups// Set of Four $144

Ants on My Cushion// $122

Post Cup// $52

The Egg and The Eye

California Museum of Craft and Folk Art has long curated beautiful examples of contemporary, traditional, and historical craft. Ill never forget the Eva Ziesel exhibit they put on a couple years ago. It was both elegant and soulful. But she is for another post!

The Egg and The Eye is a new online boutique for the CMCFA. It is an extension of their beautifully curated museum shop. The online shop highlights craft artists and communities who create handmade beautiful goods. Take a look. If you purchase, you are supporting handmade and small businesses!

Felted Tiger Slippers $28Pippin Cream Bowl $50

Y’abal Scarf $29