Category: Artisans

Origami: Gonzalo Garcia Calvo

If you’re an origami aficionado, you need to see these works by Madrid-based Gonzalo Garcia Calvo. He makes the intricate, folded animals and objects when he isn’t working his regular gigs as a musician. (Note the violin and grand piano that are part of his portfolio.)

Group of Seven: Guitars

The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]

The Art of Scent

Even the most sophisticated of today’s scent packaging pales in comparison to perfume creations of the past.  From precious Lalique bottles to Czech glassware to ornate works from centuries ago, the art of scent is a collector’s dream.

Irma Gruenholz: Clay illustrations

Spanish artist Irma Gruenholz doesn’t just do Easter, although these bunny ears are appropriate for the season.  She’s gaining renown for all the portraits, still lifes and domestic scenes she’s doing, calling them ‘clay illustrations.’