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Craft Scotland Summer Show 2014 starts next week

The always excellent Craft Scotland Summer Show 2014 gets underway in Edinburgh on 1 August. It's a chance to see top quality work and meet some very skilled craftsmen and women. Products are available to buy at the show as well as online through Culture Label. Items that cost over £100 are available to buy through the Own Art scheme, spreading the cost over a period of ten months. Buying using Own Art help ...

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Home Sweet Home…in a sardine tin

Home Sweet Home is a series of domestic scenes, all captured within sardine tins, by artist Natalica. Tiny details such as the Bob Marley picture in the scene above give the scenes immense charm. The artist, who lives in Mantova in Italy describes the scenes as 'All these different lives, different stories and ...different futures, all that intimacy condensed within four walls…in little boxes that each of u ...

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Tattooed Porcelain Figures by Jessica Harrison

These tattooed porcelain sculptures are by Jessica Harrison, an artist based in Scotland. They are part of her first solo show in Paris titled FLASH, beginning May 15, 2014 at Gallerie LJCredit: images by Gallerie LJ ...

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Jupiter Artland; beautiful sculpture park near Edinburgh

They say that golf spoils a good walk. At Jupiter Artland a beautiful walk is enhanced tenfold by the artworks that now seem integral to the landscape. The surprising thing about this sculpture park, which is just outside Edinburgh, is that it was one individual who came up with the grand idea, Nicky Wilson. Not only that, but she and her husband, Robert funded it from their own income. When they bought the ...

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Anna Karenina & Paloma Faith: hat shopping in South Queensferry?

If Anna Karenina and Paloma Faith need to go hat shopping then South Queensferry is where they should head. Joyce Paton opened Paton, the unexpectedly exotic store in the historic Scottish town at the end of March 2014.  Fur pill box hats with beautiful plumed feathers, which were created for catwalk shows and photoshoots, are on display alongside less extravagant pieces. For weddings and events Joyce can c ...

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My Florence: Art Shay’s photographic love letter to his wife

Former Life photographer Art Shay - who describes himself on Twitter as ' Wartime flier, peacetime racquetball champ, student of Greek philosophy' - is 91 years old. In his time he has photographed the Kennedys, Muhammad Ali, Elizabeth Taylor and a host of other 20th century icons. He still carries a camera and writes a blog for the Chicagoist . His favourite subject though was his wife of 75 years, Florenc ...

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Broomhead Bothy: of picture houses, green shield stamps and stovies

How do you make your stovies? Are you a corned beef kinda gal or sausage? Starting this Friday 14 March, the Broomhead Bothy comes to the Broomhead flats in Dunfermline and, in the community flat on the ground floor, will provide weekly cookery and art workshops as well the opportunity to pop in and share stories. Tales of green shield stamps and long gone picture houses are already being shared on the proj ...

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Ghostcube by Erik Aberg

The video of the Ghostcube may be mesmeric - any suggestions as to what its purpose might be? No words of enlightenment from the designer, Erik Aberg  - however he is selling a short documentary on how he made it. ...

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Scottish Pop Household Woes and other issues of the day

Scottish Pop Household Woes: The Vaselines unhappy about being swamped with junk mail Introducing the work of the brilliant if mysterious Jersey Milk Cow whose drawings expose the domestic concerns of stars of the Scottish music scene, Britpop, football and celebrity chefdom. The artist is currently based in Stockport. Of his website he says, 'My drawings are posted here – it’s a bit like an online gallery. ...

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