Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Posted in lighting, sculpture with tags , , on August 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dylan Kehde Roelofs specializes in incandescent sculptures.

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These Edison style bulbs and their surrounding structures are hand blown. Roelofs claims to have started creating them as “a reaction against the soulless glow of low-energy bulbs.”

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He also has collections of incredible bottles.

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Dylan Kehde Roelofs

Masayoshi Matsumoto: Balloon Animals

Posted in craft, creatures with tags , , , on August 3, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Where was Masayoshi Matsumoto when I was a kid having birthday parties? I’d absolutely love his balloon sculptures at my future parties for adults, too.

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Check out his site for many more badass, beautiful balloon beasts.

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Giulio’s Dreamworlds

Posted in art with tags on August 1, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Dreamworlds, indeed!

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I can be pretty picky about Manga inspired fantasy art, but I found myself pouring over every detail in these (and loving the other illustration styles as well).

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Giulio’s Dreamworlds

Anastassia Elias: String Installations

Posted in anatomy, creatures, installations with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Anastassia Elias is most famous for her mini dioramas in toiler paper rolls and other visual art, but I’m partial to these two installations she did for a group project.

Just your average transparent string elephant on a tightrope. NBD.

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The goal was to decorate the streets with whimsical, unexpected designs. Mission accomplished, I’d say.

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Anastassia Elias
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Kate Walsh Embroidery

Posted in craft, embroidery with tags , , on July 29, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Kate Walsh creates “tiny macabre embroideries.”

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I love her style. These are like little portraits…just missing the flesh.

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Kate Walsh

Robert Hodgin: Dodecahedral Variations

Posted in math, sculpture with tags , , , on July 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I found this while looking for Ernst Haeckel pieces to feature in various craft projects…and I love this sculpture so much I can barely stand it.

Robert Hodgin created a series of magnetic solids inspired by magnetism (of course) and mathematical concepts in a two person show at the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA).

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In his own words:
The largest structure required a temporary scaffold of sorts. Without the scaffold, I would be unable to complete the form without it succumbing to gravity. This structure took me a few hours to create and on the day of the show, it collapsed on the way to the gallery. I ended up rebuilding it the day of the show.

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These forms are created with cylinder magnets, spherical magnets, and ball bearings. Magnetism is the only thing holding the forms together. They are fairly fragile and picking them up will likely crush them. All of the forms I created were variations of the 12 sided dodecahedron. This particular platonic solid seems to be the form the magnets are happiest with.

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Robert Hodgin

Desktop Goodies 7/27

Posted in 70's, absurd, Books, death, fashion, horror, humor, illustration, retro, retrofuturism, sci-fi, skulls and skeletons, undead, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

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I think this pairs nicely with the book above.
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Gotta have standards.
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I love how engaged Death is with his book.
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Strangest strike banner ever. Unless you’ve seen a stranger one, in which case I really hope you share it with me.
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Thank you Rachel, for showing me that Saran wrap and Bubble wrap are the fashion of the (retro) future. (Seriously ladies, would you be into a guy who confidently sauntered over to you in bubble wrap thigh highs?)

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I sense a seemingly incorrigible child and a maudlin, happy ending.
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I can forgive the obvious impracticality of having a giant tube directly in the driver’s field of vision, because it’s clearly inspired by atomic structure.
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A wonder what qualifies as a “good” or “mediocre” decapitation.
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“Did anyone notice Grandma looked a little unwell today?
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This could be a poster to promote neutering (PSA: countless healthy animals are put down in shelters due to overpopulation. Have your pet spayed/neutered!)
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