Kirk McGuire: Cephalopod Tables

Posted in furniture, home, sculpture, sea, wish list with tags , , , , on July 29, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Now THIS is how you hold up a pane of glass for a coffee table! Kirk McGuire has a series of bronze sculpture tables that add a dash of marine adornment to the home.

The octopus is definitely my favorite.
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But the giant squid is pretty great, too.
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And the leafy sea dragon is a bit more understated, which is nice if you don’t opt for the bold look of cephalopods.
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Kirk McGuire
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Cardiac Wallpaper

Posted in anatomy, decoration, home with tags , , on July 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve never considered patterned wallpaper before (my environment tends to be a little “busy” with books and odd trinkets cluttering every free space, so it seemed a touch overstimulating to add designs to the mix). But I’m sold on this Cardiac Wallpaper.

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I think this looks lovely. We’ve all heard the expression “If those walls could talk…” The hell with talking; I’d like my walls to rhythmically beat.

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Cardiac Wallpaper
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Hernan Faraci

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I love when artists find the SheWalksSoftly Facebook Page (please add and/or friend suggest it, if you haven’t!) and I get to discover new work I might not have otherwise seen. I’m loving some of these colorfully frenetic pieces by Hernan Faraci.

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Some call to mind the art of Ralph Steadman…
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Hernan Faraci

IRO Fiber Art

Posted in craft, creatures with tags , on July 26, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

IRO Fiber Art has the most beautiful collection of handcrafted butterflies and moths.

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The colors and textures are fantastic (click to enlarge). Each one is so unique…

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IRO Fiber Art
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Desktop Goodies 7/25

Posted in absurd, automata, Books, ephemera, humor, monsters, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I apologize if I’ve posted some of these before. I forgot to clean out my “desktop goodies” folder and I may be repeating myself (though I don’t think so). Either way, these treasures are worth seeing.

This is real!
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I’ve seen fortune teller automata before, but never Puss in Boots. He sees straight into your soul. It burns.
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Take a moment to really absorb and digest this book. This may be one of the most horribly absurd things I’ve seen, and that’s saying something.
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I love this headstone. If I am interred, I hope I get a lot of reading done down there.
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Famous monster candle making? Sign me up!
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Need I comment on this? I think not.
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Where’s the bumper sticker that says MY OTHER CAR IS A FLOWER COVERED CARRIAGE STEERED BY A GIANT DEER HEAD?
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Dr. Coffins wonders why his private practice attracts very few patients.
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Talk about a niche market!
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Best caption ever.
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In closing, we must all ask ourselves…
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Ellen Rixford

Posted in automata, craft, puppets, sculpture with tags , , , on July 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Ellen Rixford creates mixed media puppets, sculptures and automata that are fun, beautiful, imaginative and full of character.

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One of my favorites in her portfolio:
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I haven’t seen many artists do cloth portraits of this type, but I think it works!
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Ellen Rixford

Industrial Artifact

Posted in furniture, home with tags , on July 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Industrial Artifact has me drooling over their home furnishings, particularly the gorgeous vintage style storage.

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So many drawers! A piece like this could nicely streamline my craft supply/trinket hoarding…*cough*…I mean…collecting.
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While the store lands unequivocally outside my current price range, a girl can dream.
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Industrial Artifact

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