lunedì 26 gennaio 2009

cocorosie, american sisters from paris.

bianca casady's art
bianca casady's art
bianca casady's art
bianca casady's art
bianca casady's art

cocorosie is an american duo based out of france and formed by sisters
bianca leilani "coco" and sierra rose "rosie" casady in 2003.
sierra and bianca casady are part native american sisters.
sierra, the older of the two, was born in iowa, and bianca was born in hawaii.
their mother nicknamed them rosie and coco, respectively,
from which their musical act takes its name.

their mother, a teacher and artist,
would compulsively move the girls across the country
from one state to another.
their estranged father traveled around the usa
teaching in steiner waldorf schools,
and was involved in shamanism and peyote religion.
sierra and bianca spent their summers
hiking from reservation to reservation with their father.

when sierra was 5 years old and bianca 3,
their parents divorced.

in 2000, at age 20, sierra moved into a tiny apartment
in the montmartre district in paris,
to pursue a career as an opera singer, studying at the conservatoire de paris.

during this period, bianca studied linguistics and sociology,
and pursued her passion of visual arts and writing.
she also collected a variety of tattoos,
and was known to attend controversially "ironic,"
white-held "kill whitey" parties in williamsburg, brooklyn.

in 2003, bianca was growing restless and decided it was time for a change.
she left her apartment in brooklyn to travel the world.
unexpectedly, she showed up at sierra's apartment in paris.

over the course of the next two months,
the women spent nearly every waking hour in sierra's apartment.
soon, they had completed both a hip hop recording (never released)
called "word to the crow" and their proper debut album “la maison de mon rêve”.

venerdì 23 gennaio 2009

dolan geiman, a mixed media artist from chicago.

dolan geiman is a mixed media artist
creating original paintings, collages, constructions,
and limited-edition reproductions.
produced from salvaged wood, found objects, and other recycled materials,
geiman's eco-friendly artwork emerges
from a folk art tradition infused with a contemporary, urban style.
originally from virginia,
geiman currently lives and works in chicago.
his artwork has broad appeal to collectors and decorators alike,
successfully weaving together the rural with the urban
and the vintage with the contemporary.
motifs such as rural america, woodland creatures "specifically birds,"
and country music are popular and reoccurring themes,
creating an artwork that introduces
a modern aesthetic while remaining true to its rustic roots.

available online via etsy.

martedì 20 gennaio 2009

shabby chic style, from...the past.

the essence of shabby chic style
is vintage and antique furniture painted white
-or another soft pastel color-
and distressed at the corners by sanding.
pink, mint green, and soft aqua are also popular colors
seen in accessories and fabrics.
the style started in great britain and evokes the type of decoration
foundin large country houses where there are
worn and faded old sofas and curtains,
old paintwork and unassuming 'good' taste.
the end result of shabby chic is to achieve an elegant overall effect,
as opposed to the sentimentally cute pop-victorian.
recycling old furniture and fabrics is an important aspect of the look.
rachel ashwell is the shubby chic shops and website's owner.

venerdì 16 gennaio 2009

FC united, an artistic project from sweden.

- Carl Kleiner -
- Carl Kleiner -
- Carl Kleiner -
- FC united -
- FC united -

i really appreciate the work made by the swedish photographer carl kleiner.
he has created a project based on the collaboration with the artist fredrick evensen called FC united.
the result is strong and very interesting. have a look.

giovedì 8 gennaio 2009

the grecos, a creative family from california.

are the product of a full family collaboration,
a couple creating with their young daughter and son.
They say: "Our plush art is based on the children's drawings
and made using only thrifted and recycled materials.
Our aim is to create artwork that celebrates a child's perspective of the world
and will hopefully be passed from generation to generation."


mercoledì 7 gennaio 2009

mr. robert ryan, a paper cutter from london.

he's an insane genius.
i guess he's the king of patience.
he's a paper cutter.
yes, illustrations you see above are completely cutted out.
i appreciate his gift a lot, 'cause i haven't got patience, at all.
his artistic work is absolutely speachless.
just have a look.
if you like, you can even buy something special from his own site.