“How oddly incredible are those photographs? In 2010 when big floods hit Pakistan, millions of spiders, as all living creatures needed to move higher than the water level so they climbed up the trees. The astonishing thing is that even though they were in a totally new habitat, they kept on spinning and weaving their webs creating those web-trees that I can’t help but be amazed of. How astonishing is nature? There is such a vibe about those photographs, isn’t there? For me it’s the mix of sadness, peace and amazement.” -Expresso
Queen of the Nile dusted in dream blush, dancing atop the curve of an art deco moon, howling her strength and beauty, a bad ass goddess- This is how I would describe the woman that dares to wear Melody Ehsani’s jewelry. Persian American living in L.A., Ehsani emboldens us all to be our truest selves the way we were designed to be.
Luis Toledo is a puzzle maker of life’s beautiful and strange components. He assembles fragments into robust and mesmerizing chronicles, each viewer unfolding a story worth a lifetime. I am in love with his work! Below is a statement from his website:
“Life, identity, reality, status quo, intention and purpose. From very young, the look of Luis Toledo explored the inquisitive reality, analyzing the hidden meaning of every image, dissecting the mystery of beauty. That´s how, as a meticulous collector, he would gather grain by grain, illustrations, textures, and fragments from where he created and built his images. Tangled, powerful and ethereal, each work gathers deep meanings. His dedication naturally walked towards visual communication, developing into his actual work as a graphic designer in a first place, for the music industry (even though this is an environment in which his talent resist to limit itself ). In the digital collage, he finds his favorite discipline, which lets him put together in a more effective way, each atom of color to create a vast universe.”
See more of her work at www.oliviasteele.com
Olivia Steele juxtaposes iconic imagery with everlasting phrases of American culture, forcing the mind to meander between what is, and what is in between. There’s nothing like neon lights to grab the attention of the passerby…
Irresistible power bling by Joyce Makitalo.
|Charm Aragalia Choker (turquoise, tiger’s eye, aquamarine, aventurine, sodalite, apatite, agate and solid brass dipped in 24k gold)|
|Lakme Versicolor Valentina (turquoise, agate, aquamarine, amethyst, aventurine, solid brass dipped in 24k gold)|
|East Caligo Valentina Necklace (onyx, amethyst, agate, tiger’s eye, freshwater pearls, jasper, cubic zirconian, mookie, solid brass dipped in 24k gold)|
|Venus Argente II Valentina Necklace (quartz, lapiz lazuli, white and blue turquoise, aquamarine, solid brass dipped in 24k gold)|