Posts Tagged ‘books’

Tools!, originally uploaded by antigenre.

I’ve recently been on a bit of a buying spree for tools and reference material. I just purchased this terrific set of metal stamps from Evie’s Tool Emporium, and came back from a trip to Metalliferous with a starter collection of dapping tools. Also, after ignoring the advice of people who really do know what they’re talking about for too long, I finally ordered a copy of Tim McCreight’s Complete Metalsmith. It arrived yesterday, and I’ve only given it a quick glance-through, but I’m already thrilled with how clear the step-by-step process are and how well it is answering some of my basic technical questions.

Also, and totally unrelated, I snagged a Treasury West today quite by chance. The thumbnails below are just a few of the beautiful items included.  Click HERE to take a look at the whole collection!!


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Then subscribe to the Pilot Mail Art Project!  Pilot – founded in part by my brother-in-law, Reuben McLaughlin –  is a collective of artists and writers based in Toronto, CA, whose goal is to assist other writers and artists by developing a strong community and by creating exposure and access to markets.  

To date, they have published three Pilot Pocket Books, collections of writings enhanced with illustrations done by talented artists.   The books are available at several locations in Toronto, including Pages, Book City in the Beaches, and This Ain’t The Rosedale Library. Order forms for the books can be found on Pilot’s homepage.

The Pilot Mail Art Project offers 6- and 12-month subscriptions; subscribers receive a piece of original artwork each month.   My husband and I have received several beautiful prints so far and are looking forward to getting more.  The project is an inexpensive way to get some great pieces of artwork and to support some truly talented people!

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Let’s talk about something else for a minute. 

Tokyo Look Book is one of the best books on Tokyo street fashion around, and believe me, there are hundreds!  Author Philomena Keet is a graduate student in anthropology who splits her time between London and Tokyo.  She and photographer Yuri Manabe produced this amazing, very well researched book, and it is a visual treat for fashionistas everywhere.  The author clearly took a genuine interest in the lives and activities of the people she interviewed, and this approach lends depth and insight that most other books of its kind are lacking. Manabe’s photographs are fantistic, as well. 

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