Here is a list of my favorite jewelry and art websites and online articles that I discovered in 2011. I really do love sharing this kind of stuff...if you have a favorite you think I might like, please email me (email@example.com) the link or leave as a comment.
The Culture of Being Work, Duct Tape Marketing, an article about how the culture of your small business should be a reflection of you
Extreme Tidying Up, a funny and fascinating story about order on NPR
Google Art Project, take a virtual tour in the world's greatest art museums
The 10 Most Important Artists of Today, agree or not with the author's choices, this article will make you think about contemporary art
Memory and Forgetting, a Radiolab podcast I listened to over and over while I was making the work for "This is How I Remember It"
Meanwhile, The San Francisco Public Library, wonderful illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton that tell the story of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch.
Visual Mantras, a lovely video of an artist book in action by Ana Montiel
Fireta IV. Silver/Gold by Estela Saez
Jantje Fleischhut, mixed-media studio jewelry
Denise J. Reytan, mixed-media studio jewelry
Tobias Alm, mixed-media studio jewelry
Eleanor Bolton, textile studio jewelry
Estela Saez, mixed-media studio jewelry and sculpture
Shu-Lin Wu, porcelain studio jewelry
Anne Truitt, minimalist sculpture
Paul Edmunds, sculpture using repetition and pattern
Leigh Suggs, The Nevica Project, 2D works focusing on grids and pattern
Lianna Sheppard, architectural fashion and accessories, the homepage video shows the work and time-elapse images of Lianna making paper models for the featured garments
Alexander McQueen, see inside the exhibition "Savage Beauty"
Studio Fludd, a design collective from Italy
Kontor Kontur, another design house, the website features images of carefully arranged monochrome objects
an image by Duane Rapp on Scaffoldage
Aichinger House, an apartment complex draped in soft gray curtains
Gary, Indiana, a set of images by David Tribby on Flickr showing the beauty in the ruins of a once thriving city
Pflegschaften @ Mueum de Rdinge, a collection of objects
The Burning House, a blog that asks the question "what would you take if your house was on fire?" Participants list what they would grab and an image of the items is included
Graph Paper, download all sorts of graph and gridded paper for free
Arrowhead Tacks, a vintage stitch how-to on Burda
Thanks for reading.