PHOTOGRAPHER HAKARYO WITH AMARIS PHOTOGRAPHY MODEL ZING RUBY Japan: culture of both Miyazaki's mythic forests and trend-setting Tokyo. It’s a land of creative expression, and one very visible outlet for this expression is fashion. Over the last few decades, Japanese street fashion...
Anita Anti is a self taught photo artist, professional photographer, and retoucher from the Ukraine, now living in New York City. We love the dream worlds she creates with her delicate, feminine images—women wandering through fields and forests, playing...
Rasputina’s formidable back catalog is like an old history library, the tiered kind, with sliding ladders, stained-glass windows, and oiled wood, where gilt-embossed titles catch the late-afternoon sunlight glinting from leather spines. Yet when these library books are opened,...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE SUPPLIES Plain blue bra Gem-Tac or another nontoxic glue that dries clear Skewer for spreading glue Glue gun Glue sticks Needle and thread Fine blue glitter (matching the dominant color of bra) Jewels, crystals, appliqué, trim, sparkling faux plant life As a devout attendee...
Have you ever felt the sudden jolt of bliss that accompanies the discovery of a hidden secret? This feeling drives treasure hunters of all kinds, deep-sea divers and junkyard pickers alike, to keep searching. Imagine, then, the excitement and thrill...

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Greetings all my fellow Curiosity Explorers and Magic-Makers! Allow me to introduce myself: I am the Wondersmith. I work with wonder in the same way a goldsmith works with gold to create beautiful, meaningful, and magical art about connection. Of...
Springtime (when fancies turn to thoughts of love) is high time to swap that dog-eared, fly-specked, bookworm-infested copy of The Hobbit you’ve been carting around since the fourth grade for something befitting the sophisticate you are, something more likely...
They are ethereal. Supple and airy, with an almost Erté-like fluidity and grace. But the goddesses that Stephanie Law paints also have an earthy majesty the father of Art Deco never bestowed upon his creations. These are powerful women, potent...
If I were to say to you, “A woman robed in white, standing next to a bowl, holding a silver ewer,” you would likely know exactly which scene I am referring to. It is a tableau conjured by J.R.R. Tolkien...
A hobbit’s favorite tool is his own hands, whether working in his garden or knitting a sweater, carving an intricate design in the curved lintel of his hobbit hole, or chopping vegetables to go in a stew. Welsh artist Giles...