23 August 2013


Silver Earrings at Pieces Of Eight

20 August 2013

Eke Out at the Village de Bories

Not far from Gordes, Provence.
Amazing drystone village- creating a sculptural landscape.
The wall-roof transition is impressive- internal framing was minimal or absent!
Inside, these buildings tended to be pretty gloomy I thought. Maybe that's because of desertion?
Maybe they were cozy once upon a time? The folks were poor, and they really had to eke out a living here from the stoney stoney land.

15 August 2013

Mithing Teef

 Combs! I was on the hunt- British and V&A Museum.
Love the Roman one;"Modestina" in openwork. But the best one I think is the last, the grain-rings of the material defines the tooth area, and makes beautiful gradients of green. 

1 August 2013

Encore: Lapis And Gold at The Museum AGAIN

Sorry about the carnelian- it just snuck in there.

 Design process: the stone beads have been carved to match the shape of the gold ones. The design of the gold beads has been lead by the material properties; gold lends itself to being beaten into flat sheet- sheet lends itself to being rolled into tubes- tubes can be made more interesting by stacking- stacks can be made more interesting by graduating.
(somebody, please just make me a museum guide / design lecturer!!)

 This one a huge drinking straw for beer.