Kalverliefde or Puppy Love

Kalverliefde by David Adolphe Constant Artz.
Late 1800s. Oil on canvas.

The young boy stares entranced by the young girl who is knitting. This landscape by the sea is by Dutch painter David Adolphe Constant Artz. It is available for €150,000 at The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The 2012 TEFAF takes place March 16-25.

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Stella Design

While I perused the rest of the Icelandic Contemporary Design exhibit, I couldn’t help but smile at these fun and whimsical drinking glasses. All the people pictured on them seemed so cheery. I particularly liked the one of the grandmother (I presume) knitting with a big ball of red yarn at her feet. I did a little research and discovered that the glasses were designed by the studio of Stella Design. Stella Design is a young studio established in 2005 by Dagný Kristjansdottir, a multimedia designer, and Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadottir, a graphic designer. The glasses are part of a collection they call “My Family” which was “created to brighten up the mundane domestic life.” In my opinion, they succeeded! To learn more about Stella Design and see more adorable pictures of the “My Family” collection, go here.

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Glaswerk

Treasured souvenirs from Cologne – hand blown glass ornaments. The glass ornaments are made in Germany by brothers; Rolf Schrade specializes in ornaments, Rainer Schrade designs jewelry. Here is a link to the Glaswerk Galerie blog. Watch this video to see Rolf at his craft.

Glass Ornaments