Monthly Archives: April 2012

Making It / Shiny Recycled Pipe Lamp With Vintage Style Bulb Number 7 / Mike Smith

I was given a box full of these metal pipes, and have started making them into lamps. I’ve started with about the most simple designs possible. I like my creations uncomplicated, so that the viewer can focus attention on the … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Virginie Broquet / France

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Making It / Vintage Food Grater Wall Lamp / Mike Smith

I found this old food grater at Dodge Antiques in Algoma Wis, and decided to make it come to life by making it into a kitchen wall lamp. I love bring new life and usefulness to these old items. http://www.etsy.com/listing/98684025/vintage-food-grater-wall-lampContinue reading

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Artist of the Day / nathalie-Pirotte / France

I think these collages and paintings by Nathalie Pirotte are quite compelling.  I’m not sure what their message is, or how different people will respond to them, but they do demand some kind of response. The quotes are from  Ana … Continue reading

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Making It / Painting ‘Ella and Max’ / Isabella Taylor

A new painting by one of my favorite people, and artists.  Isabella. You can see a slideshow showing the whole progression of this painting in the making at http://isabellart.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/sisters-this-painting-is-about-my-favorite-people-love-you-all.  Start at the sixth photo from the end.

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Making It / Shiny Recycled Pipe Wall Lamp With Flickering Flame And Vintage Style Bulb Number 5 / Mike Smith

I was given a box full of these metal pipes, and have started making them into lamps. This is my most simple design. I like my creations uncomplicated, so that the viewer can focus attention on the shapes, textures, colors. … Continue reading

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Artist of the Day / Alisa Hamilton / Ontario, Canada

I love Alisa’s jewelry, and particularly her use of non-traditional recycled e-waste. “Clone Hardware was inspired by the constant influx of computer hardware and electronic devices that have entered our lives and sadly departed as well.” “One day I stumbled … Continue reading

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