Snapshots from Vietnam
5 days ago
dishes would make the perfect Kris Kringle.
from Corky Saint Clair
|We had fun at Markit -which seemed to be the biggest design market in history. It stretched on and on, beyond the atrium and NGV foyer, deep into the BMW Edge.
As usual our custom made jewellery stands + trees designed by Akiko Ueda and Vince Chan made our stand look extra stylish.
|There's Dave from Naomi Murrell Jewellery behind me in the distance and Sarah from super hot stationary label Ask Alice to the right.|
Roth in the sunnies on the right.
There seemed to be a million people at Markit. The first three hours were a blur.
We are becoming
such old hands at design markets that it was far less traumatic than previous outings.
I only fretted over one thing but decided to let go of it. The day became stress free and I was free to have some nice chats with
and design buddies.
|Phillip made this silver wolf which looks like it is either morphing geometrically
or maybe exploding. I can't wait to see what other work he generates using this technique.
|Our exhibition EVERY MIXTAPE IS A LOVE LETTER opened last night.
We were lucky enough to have actress/model Annie Last choreograph three performances that electrified our audience.
Annie Last is wearing my headpiece - "The Endless Prescient Vision of the Goddess Athena" which is cut from a solid piece sterling silver and supports a large quartz crystal.
The quartz crystal increases extra-sensory perception and sensitivity increasing your psychic powers by a factor of seven.
Phillip styling Annie Last before her big performance.
|Young lovers enjoying the electric vibe at our exhibition opening.|
|Blender Crew Represent.|
|Young people checking out the amazing displays at our first jewellery exhibition EVERY MIXTAPE IS A LOVE LETTER.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the show; we got some really interesting work from a people from very varied backgrounds - from jewellery makers, sculptors, fine artists, architects and stylists.
It was very balmy in the city yesterday so thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend our opening.
It was still warm as we walked home; I sighed and smiled to myself because it felt like our best Corky Party ever.
|Our sixth featured artists for our exhibition EVERY MIXTAPE IS A LOVE LETTER for the Melbourne Music Week are designers Ruby McMillan and Sergei Netchaef. They have made a complicated body piece inspired by the video of Radiohead's LOTUS FLOWER|
"The clip for Lotus Flower is pretty powerful and a little bit uncomfortable. It's really about seeing this music in a body, and how these tiny notes and rhythms are expresseds as movement, when mostly we just dance to the basic rhythm of a song. Music is so much about the body and not just the sensation of sound'
There is something interesting about the way jewellery typically adorns the body.
|Often it sits over the body, centred or held in place by gravity and a chain, or strapped or pinned to it so it doesn't move. We started trying to make a piece that was somehow dependent on the body, that would make the body part of the piece. necks and collarbones and the way they move are really pretty and quite strange.|
|The end result is something that places itself across the body, and uses the movement of the arms and neck to change the shaped of it. Different connections between the chains become visible when it moves differently, and the chains kind of 'play' on the body as it moves.|
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American comedy musical film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly also providing the choreography. It offers a comic depiction of Hollywood, and its transition from silent films to "talkies."
|Although it was not a big hit when first released, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently described as one of the best musicals ever made, topping the AFI's 100 Years of Musicals list.
Janet hand cut her silhouette from an old vinyl record.
Another fun fact: the lamp post 'globe' also glows in the the dark.
|At silver smithing class today I worked very hard on my piece for the exhibition. It is starting to look amazing thanks to Janet's tutelage.
Hands down, Janet is the best teacher.
|Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is one of the most intense and controversial figures in history. He was a Russian Orthodox Christian and mystic who is perceived as having influenced the latter days of the Russian Emperor Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their only son Alexei. |
Some people called Rasputin the "Mad Monk", while others considered him to be a psychic and faith healer.
|Hayley has really captured some of Rasputin's intense mystic vibe with this beard necklace. |
I love all the brassy and ashy highlights Hayley has in her hair right now.
|The beard piece is equally striking worn on your chest.|
|Hayley says she was inspired to make this piece by the classic Boney M song 'Rasputin'. |
You know the one - it has that unstoppable pop hook "RAH RAH RASPUTIN"
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Gaze upon this chunk of icy beauty caught in this sterling silver dragon claw by Christopher Bril for Corky.
|We made this ring to snake around your finger making it adjustable and comfortable to wear. |
The dragon claw is clasping an uncut Herkimer diamond. Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated quartz crystals discovered within exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley.
Herkimer Diamonds are known for their extreme clarity; Wiccan and New Age belief systems often ascribe specific occult properties and a wide variety of mystical powers to them.
Holly, a text based artist, has made this stunning friendship bracelet carefully woven from pink iridescent cotton, which holds in place wooden blocks bearing the inscription MAC OS X.
MAC OS X, whose X is the Roman numeral ten and is a prominent part of its brand identity, is a Unix based graphical operating system, built on technologies developed at Next between the second half of the 1980s and Apple's purchase of the company in late 1996.
MAC OS X is known for its stability, as well as being hard to hack.
Holly's bracelet brings to mind the notion that most friendships are 'hackable', whether it be from boyfriends, replacement friends or outside interests. The psychological pun here is that MAC OS X bracelet much like the MAC OS X the operating system, may well bring stability to your relationships.
Holly was emphatic that the piece was not a tribute to the late Steve Jobs.