Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley, a textile artist and a designer-entrepreneur respectively, have created a shimmering golden cape from spider silk, a fabric not woven in more than a century.

They stress that the spiders, big enough to cover the palm of a hand, were only "borrowed" from the forest, and returned there after a day. Peers says the spiders are "only mildly venomous", but Godley has an impressive scar on his neck. "They do have quite a strong bite," Peers admitted, "enough that you would feel like shaking them off quite quickly."

from here


n. a feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you’ll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away but can still get inside your head and leave behind morsels of their experience, like the little piles of stones left by hikers that mark a hidden path through unfamiliar territory.

definition via Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, image of Yves Klein fire painting via.

Laura Doughtie

ink on paper



Mark Manders, Part I

Why do you want to create sculptures?

Once you've realized on a deep level that there are empty spaces in the human world in which you can show things in their naked form, you just can't let go of that idea anymore. It's magnificent that such a phenomenon has taken shape during our evolution. It's generally accepted that this space exists within, as well as right beside, our world. In this window-like, conjuring space, you can place things or allow them to happen. Art allows us to experience things in their naked form... I could start talking about Duchamp or Donald Judd, who exemplify this idea of nakedness. I feel that, as an artist today with such an enormous world available to me with all its history, I can only really use that empty space as a conjuring space. I no longer have to focus on art per se.


Just back from a preview of this show. Absolutely humbling to be around work like this. More on Manders once I manage to wrap my head around even a small fraction of his confounding and beautiful work. In the meantime, this.



Saul Leiter's sketchbooks. "I think there is a certain freedom when you are absorbed in painting a sketchbook.
You are not burdened to do something important.
You are not dealing in big things." (via Reference Library via This Long Century)

Allyson Vieria

Blank busts and quarries. Chalky stacks.




ulno bangle

After a pause, a perfect thing: not so much as bangle as the Platonic form of a bracelet,
and maybe everything else. It's a world unto itself. All of it, all at once.

Goldsmith, wizard.