September 10, 2009

Lightexture + Yummy Ink + Yvestown

are you ready for X and Y? let's go!


I love it when I find something that makes me ooh and ahh - literally, out loud : )

Yael Erel and Avner Ben Natan from Lightexture sum it all up...

"We work together, as an architect and a lighting designer, to explore light through the construction of lighting fixtures, which adjust through time, and draw light and texture in space.

Coming from two different disciplines we explore this field together with different sensibilities and skills. In our light construction we incorporate ready-made objects, lighting components and constructed elements. The lamps are fitted and assembled by hand in our studio.

One of our goals is to create energy efficient fixtures, while maintaining our focus on their atmospheric and spatial performance."


(images and quote from Lightexture)

visit Yael and Avner's
visit Yael and Avner's

Yummy Ink

When our eldest son was small I used to lie him under the clothes rack and dangle bits and bobs from it using pegs and ribbons...a rudimentary version of these gorgeous Eco-Friendly Art Mobiles from Yummy Ink.

Each mobile is hand made using recycled and non toxic materials, and a touch of inspiration from nature...

"Since I was little I have been attracted by Alexander Calder Mobiles. He invented them in 1931 and the French artist Marcel Duchamp suggested the name "mobile" for the singular mechanized creations. I can stand for hours in front of them, contemplating the elements gravitating into the space, taking advantage of the principle of equilibrium."

So pretty!

(images and quote from Yummy Ink)

visit the Yummy Ink
read the Yummy Ink

Yvestown. Have you visited there?

Yvonne Eijkenduijn recently 'made over' her Yvestown blog...she is now building up a collection of features in all sorts of categories - including In the Kitchen, In the Garden, Things to Make and Places to Go...and gorgeous bit and pieces of course!

"I was born and raised in The Netherlands but traveled the world and a thousand seas. I've decorated quite a few homes, speak about 7 languages, raised 12 kittens, fell in love only 3 times and baked a lot of cakes.

I'm a homemaker, decorator and photographer. I try to live each day like freshly shaven legs under clean sheets." : )

(image and quote from Yvestown)

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And there we have it - a day of catching up just about over! Again, thank you so much for your patience : ) We are knocking on the door of the weekend tomorrow - and also finishing this wonderful alphabet*six - have you enjoyed it? It really is a pleasure to share it with you.

See you tomorrow my friends! xxoo

1 comment:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Love the Yummy Ink link. I adore Calder and mobiles too. I've made some great ones over the years for my three children. I've also started making a few paper chains from torn, french vintage children's books for my shop. Great!