Τετάρτη, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2010

Brass Brooch - New at my etsy shop

This brooch is new today at my etsy shop!
It is made out of brass that has been hand cut out of brass sheet. The brooch is decorated with a vintage Japanese print of cranes. The image is printed in high quality glossy photo paper and has been sealed with cold glaze. Sterling silver pin is soldered at the back and the brooch has a brushed matte finish.

Thanks for reading!

Παρασκευή, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2010

B-Day Gift to me!

This is my b-day gift to myself made by me! I guess it's all about me me me today :)

Today is my Birthday!

I'm dedicating this song to myself today and I'm taking the rest of the day off to have some fun!

If you're not a Sugarcubes or Bjork fan please bare with me, after all it's my birthday! ;)

Old stuff - New stuff

I have been neglecting my blog for quite a while but it was due to lots of work that needed to be done. I have finally managed to make some new stuff!
This silver brooch is one of my past designs that I got a chance to re-shoot and list recently at my etsy shop. The brooch is decorated with a vintage Chinese print of a lotus pond. The image is printed in high quality glossy photo paper and has been sealed with cold glaze.

New designs will be posted real soon so stay tuned!

Σάββατο, 21 Αυγούστου 2010

Summer's Almost Gone

Perivolos Beach, Sea Side

I hate to admit it but it's true; summer's coming to an end. I am so grateful though because I had an amazing time! ;)
The photos above and below are from our vacation in Santorini.

The view to Oia from our balcony at Perivolas Suites

Caldera, Fira and at the background Oia

The sunset at Oia

Beautiful Oia right after sunset and a glimpse of our hotel Perivolas Suites

Τρίτη, 13 Ιουλίου 2010

Dj Shadow Live @Thessaloniki!

I am so happy I managed to catch this show, it was absolutely brilliant!!!
The video below is of Dj Shadow playing live none other than the renowned "Organ Donor".
via StereoNova

Have you entered the giveaway?!

My Blue Birds are looking for a new home!

Well dear readers if you haven't yet fear not; there's still time! Just go on ahead and leave a comment over at Westervin.com (giveaway ends Sunday July 18th) and the Blue Birds could be yours! Piece of cake ;)

Πέμπτη, 8 Ιουλίου 2010

Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy

Vertical Foliage, 1941

Alexander Calder is a huge source of inspiration for me and I really wish I could visit this exhibition at the Museum Of Contemporary Art of Chicago. But for now I'll have to settle with the images of his fascinating work!
Read below the Museum's announcement to find out more about Alexander Calder and the exhibition.

"Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy pairs the work of Alexander Calder with the work of seven contemporary artists whose practices are bound to Calder's legacy as modern sculptor. While a well-known, even beloved figure, Calder has not previously been considered an important point of reference for contemporary artists. This is the first exhibition to explore Calder's significance for an emerging generation of sculptors, reconsidering his influence and his innovation through a presentation of his own work alongside the work of contemporary artists."

The Spider, 1940

Pierced Stone, 1944 Bronze

Information via Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago
Images via Calder Foundation

Παρασκευή, 25 Ιουνίου 2010

Wedding Season

These are two pairs of weddings rings and a pair of wedding crowns I've made this past month for my dearest friends. I wish them all happiness and a life full of love and joy.

For Aggelos & Rania

Wedding rings 18kt white gold, platinum plated

Wedding crowns 950 silver, copper

For Phaedon & Lia

Wedding rings 18kt white gold, platinum plated

Σάββατο, 8 Μαΐου 2010

TRIIAN - One Of A Kind

TRIIAN: Modern Era Gems are truly One Of A Kind. The creative force behind TRIIAN are Trisha Brookbank and Brian Burkhardt, professional artists who came together in 2007 and collaborated in creation and life.

TRIIAN Gems are hand fabricated solely from synthetic and reclaimed materials and adorned with Swarovski crystals.

All information and images via TRIIAN

Τρίτη, 27 Απριλίου 2010

Lucky Me! I won a Vamoose Necklace!

About a week ago I entered a giveaway over at Westervin blog. The prize was an amazing necklace by The Vamoose, a very talented lady from the United Kingdom. I had just discovered Kathryn's (aka The Vamoose) shop on etsy a few days before entering the giveaway and I hearted her instantly! I also fell in love with her blog, a collection of ethereal images of her work as well as other inspiring photographs.

Go on and have a look at Kathryn's work you won't regret it!

Also check out Westervin's new giveaway: an oh so cute vintage elephant pencil holder!

image via thevamoose.blogspot.com

Παρασκευή, 9 Απριλίου 2010

Karola Torkos - Inspiring Jewelry

Karola Torkos is a jewelry designer from East Germany currently based in London, whose work I truly admire. From her Variable Collection, jewelry that allow the wearer to change the look of a piece, to her Fools Gold Collection, colorful pieces of plastic combined with silver that remind you of candy, every single piece of her jewelry demonstrates her creativity and her talent as a jewelry maker.

Below is a statement video of Karola's work from Object Fetish Gallery (fascinating to watch her Variable jewelry change form!) :

And here are some pieces from her "dot dot dot" and "enamel" collections.

Images via karakola/Karola Torkos

Σάββατο, 3 Απριλίου 2010

David Watkins - Artist in Jewellery

Next month I will be visiting London for five days and I really want to plan ahead for this trip so yesterday I was checking out the Victoria & Albert Museum website to find out what will be on at that time. Luckily there is an exhibition, a retrospective view of David Watkins' Jewellery.

"David Watkins has been designing and making jewellery since the 1960's and is known for his experimental approach to materials and technology. He has been the Professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London, since 1984. He combines this position with his practice as a studio jeweller and occasional sculptor."

Information and images via Victoria & Albert Museum, David Watkins

Τετάρτη, 31 Μαρτίου 2010

Nan Goldin - The condition of being human

Last Sunday I read an article in Maison & Decoration about Rebecca Camhi, a gallery owner in Greece, and the exhibition of Nan Goldin's photography. There was only one tiny photo of Nan Goldin's work because the article was about the gallery owner, but I felt that something clicked and I had to know more about her.
I was really moved by her work and by the way she explains what her photographs are about.

Nan Goldin started taking pictures at the age of 15 and later on in the early 70's she was introduced by a friend to drag queens and started living with them and documenting their lives.

Additionally she took photos of her friends at clubs and at private moments as well as self portraits. As she states she wanted to make a record of real life because she knew from a very early age that what she saw on television had nothing to with real life.

Nan Goldin says that her work has always been misunderstood of being about drugs and parties and the underground but she explains that it was never about that, it was about the condition of being human and the pain and the ability to survive and how difficult that is.

Information via nan goldin interview part 1 , nan goldin interview part 2

Πέμπτη, 18 Μαρτίου 2010

The Meet Market @ the Art House - Thessaloniki

I am really excited about this weekend! After almost 3 weeks of hard work and preparations the time has finally come to show my work at the Meet Market, alongside with my friend Kiki aka kikidicreations.
This month's Meet Market will be held at the Art House gallery/bar in Thessaloniki, opening Saturday March 20th until Sunday March 21st.

The Meet Market is a non-profit cultural collective of creatives that gathers once a month for a 2 day weekend event, exhibiting and selling handmade items with a full line up of music from local djs and music producers.

So if you are in the neighborhood come on and meet us!

For more info please visit:
The Meet Market
Art House - gallery/bar

Κυριακή, 14 Μαρτίου 2010

Caroline Bassett - Contemporary Jewelry

Caroline Bassett is a contemporary jewelry designer and maker based in New Zealand. I came across her work on Kit and Caboodle and after some research I found out that our stories are quite alike. After a dissatisfying job she decided to go back to school and that's how she started making jewelry.

Below are some photos of her recent beauties along with her statement about her work:

"Jewellery is always a fervent character in my life, and is seen is an extension of the body and mind. My specialty is fabrication and surface manipulation. The enjoyment of the problematic is a strong aspect of my jewellery construction and practice. I love to solve."

"Most work is created in enjoyment for Memory, Thought and Visual hedonism. Most facets centred from and around in the minds eye. It is these three things that govern my works using photography and illustration as the vehicle to enliven the audience and hopefully awaken a special connection."

Information and images via Caroline Bassett, gallery thirty three