Steampunk Bluetooth aka mechanical aural communication device from Chris from Chicago, a.k.a. Flickr member nicrosin, is the creator behind this fun and cool looking piece of art. "I created this prop from sculpey, rubber, and a various pocket watch parts. The prop is fully adjustable and flexible and I lined the inside part with suede leather for comfort."
Chris Evans...aka Captain America. This is why I love superheroes. It looks like one of his tattoos is a rune from The Mortal Instruments...
I love the various colors used in this room. I also love the artwork behind the couch and the blue end tables and lamps.
Chanunpa, The Peace Pipe: Chanupa, is the Sioux language name for the sacred, ceremonial pipe and the ceremony in which it is used. The Chanunpa is one means of conveying prayers to the Creator and the other sacred beings. The various parts of the pipe have symbolic meanings. Lakota tradition has it that White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the Chanunpa to the people, to serve as a sacred bridge between this world and Wakan Tanka, the "Great Mystery"
THIS IS SO COOL!!! ==> Steampunk Submarine flash drive. I used SanDisk 16GB in building this gizmo. All the metal parts are soldered and bolted and for the glass I used
Chris Chang, a Shanghai-based fashion designer and the creative force behind Poesia, joins together with M.A.C for a collection inspired by the traditional aesthetics of ethnic tribes as well as costumes from various countries. Designed for the $18.00
The Sultan's Elephant was a show created by the Royal de Luxe theatre company, involving a huge moving mechanical elephant, a giant marionette of a girl and other associated public art installations. In French it was called La visite du sultan des Indes sur son éléphant à voyager dans le temps (literally, "Visit From The Sultan Of The Indies On His Time-Travelling Elephant"). The show was commissioned to commemorate the centenary of Jules Verne's death, by the two French cities of Nantes and Amiens, funded by a special grant from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The show was performed at various locations around the world between 2005 and 2006.
I love this! Mariska Hargitay, a.k.a. Det. Olivia Benson from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
for the kids'
The Rose House and Pavilion, Chicago (aka Cameron Frye's cantilevered house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
I adore this blog. advancedstyle.blogspot.com Ari Seth Cohen is the creator, and I can't say enough about the power and beauty in the women he photographs.
Gifts for Friends and Family
Decorating a Studio Apartment; good advice for all small spaces. This is going to be all too valuable to Chris and I in Chicago! :)
easy lap quilt by tcockburn2002, via Flickr I cut 10 x 5 rectangles from various red fabrics, created blocks using two different red panels, and then did a fence row-esque pattern, alternating vertical and horizontal placement. Simple straightline quilting and used strips of reds for my binding. Used a bedsheet for the backing in a nice grey.
WEDDING and PARTY
Prinzipalmarkt and St. Lambert's Church, Münster, Germany by Striderv, via Flickr This church is the only thing I remember from the day I was in Germany.
Favourite Places and Spaces
One of my favorite pieces I made for their wedding was this textile that hung over a fireplace during the reception. The bride and groom (Anne and Shane) are pictured above holding it’s edges. Anne & Shane collected photos of both of their families and I created silhouettes of each family member from the photos, essentially making a pictorial family tree.
The Clock Tower Necklace Steampunk Necklace, Jewelry created by Joan Kettell, aka, Auroratique by Lisa Kettell
The meaning behind this is beautiful. I love this.
"...Jesus has overcome, and the grave is overwhelmed. The victory is won, He is risen from the dead! And I will rise, when He calls my name..." Love this Chris Tomlin song!
I love quotes
The Internet is a Big Place. This was a birthday gift from Christine and Fred created by the Hijiri Shepard. I love it!
Art Worth Hanging Up