As a father of three small children, the project is really inspiring. It’s called Brain Food, a project co-authored by AIGA Portland and Right Brain Initiative, and it’s a creative activity deck for kids—50 cards that combine easy-to-find materials, a school subject, and an activity. The creators of the project believe that the arts enhance […]
Yes, Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has released its newest small-batch Celest-jewel ale, which is beer brewed with moondust. A company that makes NASA’s space suits supplied the out-of-this-world ingredient, and the brew, at 5% ABV and 25 IBUs, made its exclusive appearance at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub to mark the night of the harvest […]
Hannah Lawrence is a Melbourne-based ceramic artist who has fondled more then a few pieces of clay in her time. Originally from Cornwall, Lawrence uses ancient techniques to handcraft her pieces – creating uniquely simple and passion-filled tea pots and other ceramic goods. While she is currently off travelling Japan, I love this video of […]
Utopian rainbow motifs, patination or block colours envelop the contours of animal bodies to create abstracted hybrid-creatures. Through this process they transform into something new. Troy Emery is proposing that they could exist somewhere in a parallel universe or fantasy landscape. Some pieces incorporate fake rocks used as taxidermy mounts for display devices; here they […]
Macramé is my latest crafty obsession. I was originally attracted to it for its borderline wrongness and 70s nostalgia. But with some pop colour palettes, some handmade beads, and some thinking outside the dusty jute square, macramé has been reborn. I have made limited edition pieces under my label Jumble for Edition X, a spunky online limited edition gift and affordable art store.
Sydney and London-based artists Kirsten Fredericks and Sarah Howell explore the holiest of power couples in their first joint exhibition: Adam and Eve. The artists invite viewers to sample the fruits in their Garden of Eden, with works that explore the masculine and feminine, the playfulness of sex, kitschy animalia and a uniquely perverse, tongue-in-cheek […]