Archive for January, 2010

Miniature Food Jewelry: Art by Shay Aaron
By January 29, 2010
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Shay Aaron, a talented artist from Israel, makes the most amazing miniature food art jewelry. The sheer precision and skill that goes into crafting each of his tiny pieces of art must be astounding. The food items he sculpts show off his sense of humor—from hot dogs and scrambled eggs, to udon and cupcakes—Shay Aaron’s food imagination is certainly immense. A real treat for foodies is that almost all his food miniatures are wearable pieces of jewelry!

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Check out more of Shay’s work at flickr.com and etsy

Harbin Ice Festival
By January 27, 2010

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The Harbin Ice Festival is going on right now in Harbin, China (located in the cold, cold northeast corner of the country). The festival highlights dramatic ice sculptures, magically illuminated at night.

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[ photo via StrudelMonkey ]

The Daily Bite: Miss Capricho
By January 26, 2010

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The lovely illustrations seen on DailyCandy.com are drawn by a talented illustrator by the name of Miss Capricho. She works in pen, ink, & watercolor to create wistful illustrations of fashionable girls, cute animals, and sleek skylines.

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[ via misscapricho.com ]

Nick Cave’s Fiber Wonderland
By January 24, 2010

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(materials: wood, wire, cotton, afghan)

Nick Cave is a Fashion Design faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These interesting images make up his SoundSuit series, which consist of sculptural assemblage costumes designed using primarily wood, fabric and found objects. His stunning work hints at indigenous tribal garments reminiscent of various world cultures. Nick Cave explains:

“My work, clothing and fiber-based sculptures, collages, installations, and performances, explore the use of textiles and clothing as conceptual modes of expression and pose fundamental questions about the human condition in the social and political realm… African ceremonial costumes and masks are obvious points of reference. Many of my soundsuits and accessories recall the African positing of spiritual power in objects. My ability to make to make objects come alive is also a testament to my ability to have things resonate with their past history and usages alongside my personal though usually opaque meanings. I want my work to open up vistas to many cultures (including our own), explores a wide range of materials and formal approached, and looks inwardly as it examines personal and cultural identity in relation to the world.”

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(materials: beaded vintage flowers, cotton, afghan)

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(materials: beads, sequins, fabrics)

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(materials: cotton, afghan, Easter grass)

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(materials: wood, wire, cotton, afghan)

Nick Cave’s Portfolio

The Daily Bite: Caroline Saul
By January 21, 2010

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“I am a designer-maker based in Brighton working with recycled plastics. My work is a process-led exploration of colour, texture, material, patterning, shape and form.

My passion lies with the creation of new materials from objects that might otherwise be thrown away. The development of my recycled plastics leads to the creation of sculptural bulbous vessels.”

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[ via carolinesaul.co.uk and artistaday.com ]

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Swirl
By January 20, 2010

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This delicious concoction was dreamed up by resident chef Tyson Wintibaugh. It’s a fancy way to spruce up a simple dessert. All you need is ice cream, chocolate syrup, and a cookie. If you’ve got one, a flower on top definitely adds a little something to the mix. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Swirl

Dreyer’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice cream

“Organic Midnight Moo” from Trader Joe’s, or the equivalent chocolate syrup

Dark Chocolate Almond Lacey cookies, (or your own home-baked favorite)

Scoop your ice cream, and swirl the chocolate syrup around creating a spiral pattern. Dig a cookie into the base of the ice cream and top with a fresh flower.

BE A CREATURE Has a Foxy New Identity!
By January 18, 2010

We’ve expanded! To mark the big change, we’ve adopted an entirely new identity, CULTURE VIXEN, your home for stylish cultural goodness.

In addition to our Art and Design coverage, we’ll now be encompassing several new areas including: Style & Fashion, Travel, Food, and Entertainment.

We hope you’ll have a chance to update or add our new RSS feed:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CultureVixen

We’re thoroughly excited about the change, and hope you enjoy it too!

—the Culture Vixen team

Daniela Volpari
By January 14, 2010

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Daniela Volpari is a talented illustrator hailing from Rome, Italy. The settings for her illustrations capture an eccentric European flair and her characters are cute, quirky, and often round. She has a talent for using vibrant colors within a limited palette, and I love her use of exaggerated shapes that work wonders to convey character and movement.

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[ via danidani.carbonmade.com ]

The Daily Bite: Looks Good to Me
By January 13, 2010

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These watercolors are by Caroline, a Brooklyn-based textile designer.

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[ via itlooksgoodtome.com ]

The Paper Cut Project
By January 12, 2010

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These beautiful designs were created by Nikki Salk and Amy Flurry. The Paper Cut Project showcases paper art such as these exquisitely styled paper hairdos, which can be seen on display in Jeffrey NY and Jeffrey Atlanta stores.

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[ via Design Sponge and paper-cut-project.com ]

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