Friday, October 28, 2011

A French movie will warm your ears and heart

Vanessa Paradis is one of the singer/actress i really like. She is one of the best representative of Boheme style in her music and style. Few weeks ago she come to the screen with a animastion musical movie called "Un monstre a Paris".
Here is one of the soundtrack of the movie.



You can also see the trailer

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wood hair accessories through ages

Human history had some magnificent jewelry and accessories made from precious metals and stones and bones and antlers. From Japan to Europe women enjoyed adorned their hair with combs, forks and pins. Still we use hair accessories. But for me wood makes a difference from of those of bone and metals.

When we look at the past wood carving hair forks from Egypt found dated back to 1635-1458 BC.


In Asia and Africa wooden hair accessories was also important for both males and females.

16th 17th century Indian comb:


Angola 19th 20th century



In Europe during many different periods hair forks were important. Here is one from around 1860-1945 René Jules Lalique Paris.


Written by Isil Cayzac
Pictures are from Metropolitan Museum.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Textures of magic from Wiz

I am a big fan of Lord of the rings. Have a great collection of Tolkien books at home. First time I had read The Lord of the Rings Gandalf was one of my favorite character. He was mysterious and magical creature of the dreamy lands of the Middle earth. Few months ago I have met a wood artist on etsy.Actually he is one of my favorite wood artist on etsy. His creations remind me my days reading Tolkien at my corner and imagining about the middle earth. Magical trees, mysterious creatures, stubborn dwarfs and pride elves with happy hobbits and horrifying orks.
The artist I am speaking about is Wiz from The tree wizard shop. He has a fine collection of wood carving objects beyond imagination. Well in my imagination they all look like going out of Tolkien's book.

Some of his designs also remind me pirates. Basically he has something that fits for everyone. He had also go some hearths with warm colors and great textures.I think he had great objects fit as Christmas gifts.








You can find his shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/treewiz?ref=seller_info

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Deer and tree hair fork and folk stories





I realized I was Gothic when I was 16. It was not very shocking I always liked Gothic art and collected creepy things. I had also collected traditional clothes from Balkan countries. I also had a passion to wear folk styles. So my style become Gothic Balkan clothes. It is very funny but it is like an addiction how fun is to wear traditional clothing or costumes from medieval age. When I create my design i try to imagine I create a jewelry or an accessory for a fairy, fairy tale character or a mythological character. By wearing what i design I become one of them hope people shop from me feel the same too.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sales Sales %10 off




The first sales of The Ancient Muse. Until 25 October everything is %10 off. Coupon code funfashion.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Love and spoons



A love spoon from Swansea museum (Wales, Uk).




I always find earlier periods more fascinating then now. The Romanticism of 19 century, craziness of 18 century and knight and princess of medieval age is always fun for me. I think love was also more romantic at those periods. I am sure you might feel the same way I do while watching a period movie. One of the elements which makes a story interesting for me is all those manners and formalizes. Although they sometimes seem ridiculous they seem like a cute play for love.

One of these little formalities which come to our time is Love Spoons. “It was customary, between the 17th and 19th centuries in Wales, for a man who was courting a woman to carve a wooden love spoon for her. Early examples, dating from the 18th century, were copies of the metal spoons used by the wealthy landowners. As the tradition evolved, young men carved ever more elaborate designs into the spoon handles. The intricacy of the designs demonstrated not only the skill of the carver but also the strength of his love. This handle fragment is made up of three elements, chain links denoting captured love, the flower signifying courtship and the single heart questioning the possibility of courtship. As with many customs the original utilitarian use has been superseded, until today love spoons serve a purely decorative purpose. This love spoon is one of a number given to the Royal Institution of South Wales”(Anon1).
Nowadays you can find love spoons at many touristic shops in Wales. How do I know? I lived two years in Cardiff and get fascinated each time I see them. They are really meaningful objects to place on your wall or give to your beloved ones. Especially if you buy it handmade.
At this point I would like to mentioned about Bob. He is one of wood carvers of etsy member and he has some gorgeous items in his shop. While I was looking at his blog I saw his article about love spoons. He had created some painted ones which I find really original for color lovers. He has also some other objects such as hand carved Santas and wood spirits and spoons. His spoons would have been decorations for Hobbit houses i guess. So lovely and so forest like...









Please visit his shop at
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cowboybob?ref=seller_info
If you would like to create your dreams spoons and love spoons he is also offering custom designs. These are objects goes through ages like the ones in the museums.




And follow his blog

http://flyingchips.blogspot.com

For more about wood carvers of etsy please have a visit to our team here:

http://www.etsy.com/teams/9613/the-wood-carvers-of-etsy?ref=pr_teams


Sources
Anon 1 http://www.swanseaheritage.net/article/gat.asp?ARTICLE_ID=540&PRIMARY_THEME_ID=6.