On a String//

Alexandra Kehayoglou, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Web// alexkeha.com
Instagram// @alexkeha

Alexandra's family tree includes generations of rug makers and she spent her childhood playing in the family textile factory, which sits adjacent to her weaving workshop. Alex inherited this craft and embraces her ancestry, but reimagined her work's meaning beyond family heirlooms.

"I live in a green bubble. I feel I have a purpose which is to weave more greenery, as a reaction to the gradual disappearance of our natural world. I'm flying the flag for Mother Earth. I keep weaving to raise awareness, to encourage others to love it as well." 
Check out the thoughtful interview on FVF.

Commission for Dries Van Noten Spring 2015  show

Commission for Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 show

Found via  Honestly WTF

Found via Honestly WTF

Photographer//

Lindsey Ross, Santa Barbara, California
Web// www.lachambrephotographique.com
Instagram// @thealchemistress

While making this post I realized my disinterest in technology is being inadvertently expressed through my admiration of women using extinct creative processes. Of course, to actually make something with your hands means to forgo some modern technology, but this ideal effects more than the product. Lindsey's art is inspirational because of the purpose, meaning, and satisfaction she finds in making it. It's not what she does it's why she does it. She has direction and passion in her daily life that so many of us struggle to find. Her hands drive the 10 minute process behind each photo, the sun schedules her day, and her home is her work space.

"Wet plate collodion process was invented in 1850 and was one of the first major photographic process invented after the Daguerrotype was patented in 1839.  Wet plate collodion which is the process used to make tintypes (on metal) or ambrotypes (on glass) became the popular photographic process through the American Civil War into the 1880's, at which point dry plates were developed and manufactured." 
More on lachambrephotographique.com

Film Directed by Andrew Schoneberger which was selected for the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The boys of  Collective Quarterly , a publication worthy of your subscription

The boys of Collective Quarterly, a publication worthy of your subscription

Tattoo Artist//

Pony Reinhardt, Tenderfoot Studio, Portland, OR
Web// tenderfootstudio.com
Instagram// @free orgy // @tenderfootstudio

Moons, skeletons, and crystals; these are a few of her favorite things. Pony's line work and subject matter play so nicely together in telling her mystical stories. I love how she uses dots and shapes to incorporate the client's skin as a negative space between the elements. I don't have any tattoos, but her work has been challenging my fear of commitment. Maybe someday I'll fight her other admirers for one of those sought-after bookings.  Also, she JUST made a limited run of hand-printed serigraphs so get to it!

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