by gwen harlow

Posts Tagged "recommendation"

Google Art

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in love | 0 comments

I’m not giving up on the necklace a day project but I am a lot behind and what I’ve done I haven’t had good daylight to take pictures of, so. Expect a deluge of posts about that when the rain is gone. Or something.

In the meantime, do you know about the Google Art Project??? It’s been around for awhile but I just ran across it this weekend and oh. my. gosh. Virtual tours of museums all over, with the ability to blow up sections of the piece and wow. It’s not exactly like being there but it’s the best iteration of real-life art I’ve seen online to date. Here are a couple screenshots of just a few of the pieces over there. Seriously. Go check it out.

You can click the images below for bigger versions if you want to see more detail.

“Birth of Venus” is so huge. I don’t remember ever not knowing what it was or not getting all the references to it that are made everywhere, all the time. But if you’d asked me to sketch what I thought it was, it’d be just a woman standing in a big clamshell. Who knew there were other people there?

Dude. Napoleon is so hot.

Sometimes seeing paintings in the flesh is surprising. Like the size—I always assume painting are going to be about poster size, but a lot of them aren’t. Some of them are really small, like Dali’s “Persistence of Memory”, which is intricately fit onto a canvas about the size of an 8×10. Sometimes the texture is shocking. Van Gogh uses a boatload of paint.

LOUIS QUATORZE! Not a real role model but how sassy is he?

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Recommendation: Genevieve Motley jewelry

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in love, wishlist | 4 comments

South African jewelry designer Genevieve Motley makes the most lovely, unique pieces you can imagine. Very economically priced, too. I won this fantastic necklace and have received many compliments on it over the past few days.

June 30: Genevieve Motley necklace

Head on over to her shop at genmotley.etsy.com.

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Recommended: Sea Glass Designs

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in love | 0 comments

Rita in Nova Scotia has the best luck in her sea glass-hunting excursions — check out these lovelies …

found

… which she turns into the most exquisite statement pieces. Have you ever seen such a big piece of red sea glass?

red

There’s beautiful pink depression glass …

pink

…and a sweet sea creature …

sea creature

… and the most delicate piece of flowered sea pottery …

rooster

you can see more and buy some at Sea Glass Designs on etsy.

All photos and jewelry © Rita Laidlaw of Sea Glass Designs

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Striving for perfection

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in music | 2 comments

Super highly recommended free download: Wu Tang Vs. The Beatles: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers.

seriously. you will love this. it is jazzy and hip hoppy and poppy and exactly what mash-ups should be, seamless and unrecognizable and so familiar all at once.

wu-tang vs. the beatles

What are you listening to lately?

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