Saturday, February 12, 2011

Isn't this awesome? Books painted black and stacked one by one to form a decorative 'shelf ' or partition. I thought it a unique way to decorate an unused wall...

From here, you can see the Pyrrha jewelry line that is an interesting blend of old and new.. More about Pyrrha below..

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Pyrrha Wax Seal Jewelry

Pyrrha designers Wade Papin and Danielle Wilmore handcraft their signature wax seal jewelry by casting 19th Century wax seals into meaningful pendants, necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets. Each piece of jewelry is made from reclaimed sterling silver, bronze or 14k gold and is handmade in the pair's Vancouver studio. Rich in symbolism, each of the wax seal jewelry designs have unique meanings culled from heraldry: gryphons denoting bravery, wings symbolizing protection and anchors signifying hope. We hope that you find a piece that holds personal meaning for you. 

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recession friendly jewelry  tutorial

I am all for everyone having a voice, I just don't think everyone has earned the microphone. And that's what the Internet has done. 

Aaron Sorkin

Nevermind the cynical undertones of Sorkin's quote, it goes without saying that yes, this Internet he alludes to has become a podium for many. Those who are accomplished crafters to their art and those who are just innately and simply, brilliant. Add that a litany of images that inspire not just through pictures, but inspire words and ideas at some very keen fingertips. Join me in becoming inspired and more versed in the everyman journey by the ease of sharing that this 'age of information' has provided. Beyond Sorkin's quote, after seeing The Social Network, I'm sure he'll be glad (especially after winning that Oscar that I'm sure he will be receiving come February 27th) that the Internet has become a collective stage for all of those talented people, whether they earned it or not..

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From the works of Ester Stocker

An alternate universe, huge in its scope, like something out of a science fiction movie. This is the work of Po Yu Chao.