“Stories only happen to those who are able to tell them.” — Paul Auster
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has Native American dress, sulky children, crystal grottos, vibration belts and bitable paint.
I’m not sure I can imagine more beautifully coiffed and styled children than these moody little fellows. Someday my own tiny tot will wear miniature bow ties and tortoiseshell frames. [Via All the Mountains]
Seeking out tribal traditions is one of my favorite pastimes. These photos chronicle the traditional dances of the Ute tribe, as photographed by Nick DeWolf in 1981. Beautiful. [Via Stay Fancy Free]
Crystal beauty! Scientist Roger C. Hiorns and artist Roger Hiorns (get that?) have collaborated on “Seizure,” a short film chronicling the blue, grotto-like crystal encrusted space created by the two Hiorns. In fact, they have plans to work between their respective disciplines in the creation of a new substance (!). As they state, “It’s important to provoke and introduce the idea that art has no set forms or disciplines and established rules should be shunned, so our making of a material with a scientist and an artist is neither science nor art but a place in between, of establishing a new territory.” [Via AM on the Present Tense]
Fancy a go on the old exercise belt? These antique machines, modeled by formally outfitted ladies and gentlemen, would probably be considered torture devices today. Vibrate the fat away! [Via How to be a Retronaut]
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Alison is Editor in Chief of the Etsy Blog. When she's not trawling Etsy for pottery, folk art, and vintage oddities, she enjoys exploring New York, historical nonfiction and thrifting. She loves a good cat video.