domestic tales - an ode to the mundane (#1)



Djurdjica Kesic, Domestic Tales ~ An Ode To The Mundane series, ink drawings.

Here is an ongoing series of ink drawings that I've been working on for the past few years. I’ll be posting more soon.

maria popova

Great radio interview with the ispirational Maria Popova from Brain Pickings.

Via Debbie Millman and Design Matters. And so many other great interviews in the archives I love listening to while working in my studio.

prince charming and the palace of happiness

Teresa Lane, Palaces of Happiness 

A new exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery, featuring work by Maarja Niinemägi, Tabea Reulecke and Teresa Lane. And more of the beautiful work by Teresa Lane here.

tiny rooms

Tiny Rooms series by Marc Giai-Miniet, found via Freunde Von Freunden
Also, more on the artist here


Pieces made from  by Christel van der Laan.

Christel van der Laan, Brooch: Holy Smoke 2010
Painted silver, ceramic honeycomb block, old clay pipe.

Found through

yan nascimbene

A great discovery of the work of Yan Nascimbene, through a great blog Brain Pickings. And now I want to get this, asap.


Beautiful photographs from Isabelle Bertolini's photostream. More here.


Nomad - BelongingsDjurdjica Kesic
Pillowcase, Lamp, Picture Frames, Jewellery Box

Nomad - Necklace 1, Djurdjica Kesic
Recycled Timber, 18K Gold, Linen Thread

more on my nomad series you can view here.

michael graydon

alessandra spranzi

Cose che accadono (Things That Happen), Alessandra Spranzi

"Alessandra Spranzi presents Cose che accadono (Things That Happen), photographs taken between 2002 and 2004 in order to investigate gestures and objects that explain nothing, but could occur.
What is the truth behind a gesture? And what is the truth behind a photographed gesture? ‘Everything occurs continuously, without a pause, leaving very few traces’, the artist replies. ‘Unlike the previous works, this is not a series: there is no modulation, but rather the identification of a common atmosphere, a feeling that links the photos, regardless of their formal consistency. The common elements are a room, a table and the mise-en-scène of several everyday objects’." 

via here.



two recipes from john cage

Sweet Nutball & Almond Cookie

I'd like to make these soon.

via the sphinx and the milky way.

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(while you visit, check out the remarkable story of a lost {and found}, wedding ring)

rachel whiteread

Vitrine Objects. Dimensions and Media variable. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mike Bruce.

Study for Village - 1st, 2004, Ink, pencil and collage on paper. 11 13/16 x 16 3/16 in. (29.9 x 41 cm). Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Vitrine Objects. Dimensions and Media variable. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mike Bruce.

via here.

home vignettes

pier paolo calzolari

Recently, through Pinterest I've discovered the beautiful work by Pier Paolo Calzolari. More here.


There is a section on my website that says 'other' (now deleted).

For years I have intended to display there some of the illustration/drawing based work that I’ve been making. Somehow, I never got to it and the ‘coming soon’ sign has been sitting there for years… by now, mocking me.

It was suggested to me, many times, to delete that section from my website but I always resisted as I felt that, one day, I’d like to put that part of my work out there.

I love the process of jewellery making.

In my case, and maybe many jewellers can relate, making jewellery is a very physical, bodily experience. It’s immersive and I love it.

Creating drawings, in comparison, is a quiet process. I enjoy and even need that contrast in my creative practice. They coexist.