The (Tarnished) Silmarillion
Full-leather fine binding of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion. The Two Trees are surface-gilt on the cover in metals that will tarnish, so over time the book will literally reenact their destruction. However the one fruit and flower that became the sun and moon are surface-gilt in gold and palladium, and will stay bright.
The edge decoration, sprinkled gilt and palladium over gouache, depicts the fate of the silmarils: “one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters.”
The titling is done in palladium with finishing tools that I made myself, because I couldn’t pass up the chance to use Feanorean letters to title the book where Feanor is one of the central characters.
(longer post about the binding here, written when I originally bound it)
Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry
Iconic Canadian-American architect and artist Frank Gehry created a gorgeous sculptural series of fish lamps using jagged scales of ColorCore formica mounted on wireframes.
“After accidentally shattering a piece of ColorCore while working on a commission for Formica, he decided to use the broken shards as fish scales by glueing them onto wire armatures.”
Selected by Andrew
But how do people have strictly themed blogs? I reblog what ever remotely holds my attention for .5 seconds
In honor of the two conflicting holidays
speedies done Live at NAD school for my students in Environment Design
…this is actually the North Saskatchewan as seen from the Icefields Parkway in Alberta’s Banff National Park!! [via]
"its a metaphor, you see—you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you dont give it the power to do its killing"
YELLING AT EACH OTHER
My goose Klondike likes to follow Hana (border collie) around and “bark” with her. I’m not sure if Klondike thinks it’s fun or if Klondike is trying to reprimand her because her barking is shrill.