Metalsmith Genne Laasko’s unique creations are just as meaningful after they’ve been removed as they are when worn. As an avid scholar of various forms of body modification, ritual body manipulation is an ever constant consideration in her work. It takes multiple people to dress a person in one of these pieces, stressing the trust and submission necessary for such an act.
Many acts of ritualistic body modification serve as rites of passage, leaving the individual who experiences them forever changed. The marks left on the body from these pieces are just as much a part of the experience as the time the individual spends wearing them.
…I think I would starve to death.
These absolutely adorable creations by Japanese born Brooklynite Anna the Red are a great twist on the traditional Obento.
…and they contain all manner of references to tickle your geek side!
Dori and Danielle indulging in champagne and Korean high fashion
This past Friday, Danielle and I were able to attend Concept Korea. I was running around like a maniac with my Diana-mini clicking away. Though I have not put my film in to be developed and that might take addition time, I just happened to be running around with my iPhone as well and will be sharing those within the next few days.
Hold tight loves, xoxo
Artist Tom Banwell creates beautifully handcrafted masks out of leather and variety of other mixed media, and the diversity of his designs allows you to choose a model appropriate for any situation, even firefighting!
Also be sure to take a peek at his blog, where he features his current projects and provides some great DIY tutorials!
Yesterday we hosted our very first Megalomaniac event to raise money for our debut issue which is due to be released in the Spring of 2011. We did a day of mini-photoshoots, courtesy of the talents of Megalomaniac’s founders, and we look forward to hosting more!
We are very proud to introduce _______ for the Megalomaniac!
_______ for the Megalomaniac is a collaborative project headed by Numi, Danielle and Dori. It is a love letter to our peers – the upcoming _____s, the future movers and shakers, and anyone that has ever looked at their life and said I need to step up and instill my world, my view and my identity into this chaos. Planned as a bi-annual print publication (because quality print is NOT dead.) with limited run, _______ for the Megalomaniac will focus on a singular theme each issue with fashion editorials, food and drink recipes, artist’s interviews, and more.