Will check out Diana Fayt's show CARBON & CLAY at Modern Relics in SF. Must see Modern Relics - holy crapola - Look's like Alix bluh has created THEE perfect environment just for me - I may get lost in her shop forever.
Modern Relics has a show up of Diana Fayt's work.
Diana is a nice gal, so much fun! We love her and her work!
also, going to stop by David Wilson's show "the Great Beach & Father Sky" at Mollusk SF too!
History on the High Seas! I confess this is much more than a recent obsession, I have a deep love for all things oceanic, the age of discovery history, ancient mariners, lore and myth; but I have recently found some new figurehead images from various places - even Ebay. Only I can't afford the $20,000ish price tag. If I could - I think I would...have to!
Apparently, he did a series of life cast porcelain busts in the late 90's. I just found these - I can't stop staring at them. Apparently, he made the forms and allowed local artists to decorate many of them.
So, we here at 'we swim with the fishes' use blogging for a few reason; one is to keep track of things that resonate with us. I am all for art, ceramic heavy with a nod towards design-y goodness, and lots of ocean mixed in; therefore surfing (which lately, I've not been able to do much of...sad) lives here too!
And you can see I'm into linking up - I have a lot of links to sites because I want to be able to find them again. I hope any visitors find good things to revisit here as well. It would be the best thing about this place - to pass on some great information about sites and people doing great things out there.
I thought I'd point out some stand out sites that I visit ALL THE TIME and think you may want to visit as well...
Ceramics: Jesse's MUDBUCKET: She's young, cute, fired up and focused on showing you the best of the ceramic community! I am a regular visitor there.
Slipcast: Found through Jesse's MUDBUCKET - GREAT site on ceramics, these guys have an unprecedented list of ceramic artist sites - you could stay for days. I just choose to go back over and over and over.
Whitney Smith - This Artists Life - Whitney is SO fabulously sharp with a snarky wit, which I love - her insights are brilliant and informative and she's a great story teller, will make an entrepreneur out of you and swear with flair whilst doing it! A KEEPER!
Bibbi Forsman - A Swedish ceramic/mosaic/photography artist whose site is always a fun and pleasant experience! Those Swedes know how to live and be happy!
*I have a lot of ceramic sites and spend a lot of time constantly on the move with them, checking them out!
Design-y Places: YHBHST - You have been here sometime - it's an aesthetic powerhouse, and gifted - it just has that something about it. I love David John's ecclectic range of posts though he throws a wide net they all pinpoint amazing well crafted art&design.
Contemporist- LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. It's modern perfection - delivers on the world of Modern Contemporary design. Well formatted and presented. I visit more than I want to admit!
Better Living Through Design- there is a lot going on here - it's a powerhouse of modernity via the design community across all uses. I like it.
We Heart - I have quickly become attached to this site; another powercenter for the design minded!
Elsita Mora - her paper artistry will blow your mind. I love her little porcelain work. Her personal style blog is a real treat.
The Bedlam of Beefy - first of all how can you not want to look at a blog with such a moniker? Well, and it lives up to it's attractive title: Uncle Beefy serves it up on a plate! Always find myself going back for seconds!
Coquette&Dove - Just found this place; courtesy of Uncle Beefy's blog. I love the format; the look of the thing is so bright and clean. I just love this gal's style...and her taste (wink)
She just wrote up a little mention of We Swim which was gracious and made my week!
Surfing The Swallowtail Society - Manny makes RIDICULOUSLY beautiful boards; I fantasize about getting one all the time. I love his site.
SWELL - The dudes at SWELL are awesome! And it's one of my favorite words...
Ryan Heywood - surf culture Aussie style at it's best; no small talent in photog as well.
Eye Candy - JJJJOUND - Master of the imagery universe. delish.
Leslie Miles - Miles Fisher's blog - the goods, girls, places, people via pics that tells a 1000 stories any way you want it to be told. Talented guy, that Miles.
Jeff Bridges - yep, the actor. He has a super fun website full of lot's of goodies! AND, AND, AND, The guy's a POTTER! GO Jeff!
WAIT wait, wait a sec...
I realize as I type this post; it's already a long list and I could go on and on. Maybe I will do a regular STANDOUT post to call attention to, well, STANDOUT sites...
I LOVE everything about these pieces; the scale, texture pattern, color, the glass work incorporated into the piece, did I say the SCALE! I often fantasize about making some very large (tree shapes) work; this is SO inspiring!
Found courtesy Bibbi Forsman's blog and Asa Maria's Blog