Saturday, January 31, 2009

Tearjerking Valentine...

Jeffrey Rudell is a paper artist who has a background in graphic art. He has a fascination with traditional craft techniques using mainly paper. He quotes; 'I strive to make work that has a strong sculptural quality, is drawn from organic shapes, and has a sort of crisp lyricism.'

His work has been featured at Tiffany & Co. (Fifth Avenue), Mish New York, The New York Botanical Garden, and also has some works the pages of Elle Decor, Brides, Receptions, and Good Housekeeping magazines among others.

Recently, he has added a tutorial on how to make a Valentine from an onion. He shows how to create textural surfaces (decoupage like).

The tutorial feature on this link:

Photo source: Craftzine

Amazing what you can do with onions either than sauté it...or cry when peeling...

PS. More craft ideas on his profile page:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Featuring: James Pratt (Handbags)

James Pratt is an American designer, born in 1977 is known for his controversial handbag designs. Apart from bags, he designs electronics, furnitures and does some architecture projects. More biography from this link:

Fancy carrying man's best friend...?

Excerpt on the description: 'Based on Paris Hilton's discarded pet Tinkerbell is an upside down dead Chihuahua. This design capitalizes on the trend of carrying a small dog as a fashion accessory.'

It may be a little disturbing but I think it's cute and interesting (the idea!). Normally, I can't stand Chihuahuas but this is the only time I say it's cute...(I guess it's kind of morbid!)

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Feeling a little 'military'?

Excerpt on the description: 'For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip.'

Also...try not to carry this through security at any airports!

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