Sculptor Ellen Jewett was raised among snails in Ontario, and now creates these absurdly intricate sculptures of her version of nature for her shop, Creatures From El.
To Ellen, sculpting has always been about life, biological narratives and cultural statements. She considers her work equally an expression of art and academic curiosity into the lives of animals and human-animal cultural relationships. The tedious hours of labor act as the mysterious foundation from which each sculptures’ personality springs forth.
Please take the time to click through Ellen’s sold items, there are a wealth of beautiful pieces that have already found their new homes in the world.
Gareth Pugh’s Spring 2015 collection debuted this week, not on the Paris runway, but in a showroom in NYC, yesterday on the Autumn Equinox. Heavily influenced by Pagan deities and motifs, Pugh’s designs are still not necessarily wearable, but incredibly artistic.
Images and film via Style.com
Too Fast Ouija Ankle Bootie, $78
Actually, I’m a little obsessed with a couple of things that are happening over at Dolls Kill, but these pretty much take the cake.
As Erin’s computer is still in the shop, here’s another totally not a Haute List at all, because I start to draft proper lists, and then I get distracted window shopping. Instead, here are a bunch of Jeffrey Campbell shoes I started oogling.
Brophy Combat Boot ‡ Mocassins* ‡ Juneau Heeled Boot
Everwell ‡ Lace-Up Tall Boot ‡ Studded Moccasins
Lug Sole Booties ‡ Lowery Boot ‡ McCloud Aw Wood Heels
Lynked-Tie ‡ Cross Studded Ankle Boot **
*I have these, and don’t wear them often enough
**Someone needs to call 24 year old me and tell her to calm the eff down over this entire row.
New listings this week to Disco Witch Vintage!
You might remember the shop The Small Beast from our post last spring about the limited edition Baphomet Rings that creator Shelby Lou had released. Aside from that piece, she has also stocked her shop with limited edition jewelry made from antique coffin nails.
The Small Beast was born out of the need for quality, artistically made esoteric jewelry. Some of the many inspirations are ancient grimoires, nature, animism, folk magic, grey areas, dark corners and 70’s witchcraft films.
Hello, our wonderful readers and loyal friends
For the past five plus years, we’ve had our comment forums open so that everyone can speak their minds, say yay or nay, tell us we’re jerks, or just a simple “That shirt is rad”. And it’s awesome, and we love you.
We really, really don’t love the spam.
Some time back, we switched the site’s settings so that we had to manually approve any comments left on any post. We had been getting a lot of spam posts, and didn’t want any of you subjected to any bogus links.
We’re still getting those posts, and we’re getting them tenfold.
For everyone one comment we approve, there are nearly twenty that we trash. It’s a total drag, so we’re going to shut down the commenting feature on the blog.
Don’t think we’re trying to hush you. Please, please, please :: You can post whatever you want to our Facebook, our Instagram, and if there is a way to comment on Tumblr or Pinterest (we’re old and the new internet is confusing to us), please do so! Post photos of cats or unicorns in tutus or dinosaurs riding a shark wearing sunglasses and holding a machine gun (This is a thing I have texted to Erin in the middle of the night). Maybe not unicorns.
Again :: We love you. It’s us, not you. Post away to our pages, and we’ll see you there.
Philadelphia based photographer Jason Blake creates surreal, and often frightening, images. Find his portfolio at Jason-Blake.com, and follow his Instagram feed.