01 July 2011

Vestige Jewelry - Tracy Glantz: Jewelry Designer Features New Steampunk Inspired Space Collection


The Pole Shift


The Mayan Calendar


Nibiru


Elenin


The Crater

Austin, Texas – What many people cast off as junk is recycled into gorgeous and beautiful vintage designs by Vestige Jewelry. Each necklace encompasses steampunk style and sparkling crystals giving each piece a unique story to tell. The necklaces feature found objects from the Art Deco and Victorian periods repurposed into wearable works of art.

Steampunk is the latest movement in fashion reflecting strength while still appearing feminine and intelligent. The Steampunk sub-culture takes its cues from the Neo-Victorian and Neo-romanticism Era, mostly incorporating science fiction and alternative history-style. Vestige Jewelry breathes new life into this genre by enhancing modern utilitarian objects with sparkle and purpose.

Tracy Glantz, owner and designer of Vestige Jewelry says, “My latest collection was inspired by what has been going on in 2011 and the controversial subject of End Times. The idea of weather modification (HAARP), the Pole Shift, Niburu, UFOs, Elenin, the Mayan Calendar, Fukushima Japan Nuclear Power Plant – all these events add up to – Be Prepared.”

Highlights of the Vestige Jewelry Steampunk Space collection include:

• Nibiru
• HAARP Angel
• The Mayan Calendar – represents the sun, moon and stars.
• The Pole Shift
• Elenin – represents the comet.

To view her latest collection or for purchase information please visit: www.vestigejewelry.com

About Vestige Jewelry:
Founded in May 2010, owner and designer Tracy Glantz of Vestige Jewelry, prides herself on individuality within her designs, keeping a strict focus on the customer experience. When creating each new piece, it all starts with picking out the rarest and most unique, vintage crystals that aren’t used in most of today’s jewelry designs. Using recycled metals add a dramatic element of contrast. The custom hand-designed pieces bring continuity and function, which can be worn for any occasion.

See her latest designs at: www.vestigejewelry.com or watch her channel at: www.youtube.com/vestigejewelry

For media relations:
Katie Glantz / 214.538.2631 / JABEYE.com / VestigeJewelry [at] gmail [dot] com

08 June 2011

Vestige Jewelry - Tracy Glantz: GLAMOROUSLY RECYCLED COUTURE NECKLACES










Designer and owner of Vestige Jewelry, Tracy Glantz, combines rare Swarovski crystals, recycled metals and other unusual organic materials such as butterfly wings and peacock feathers, to create one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry for every day and special occasions.

Vestige Jewelry is a vintage couture jewelry collection spanning the 20th century with a flair for historical dress-up, Hollywood glamour, Rockabilly, burlesque, and Pin-up.

Tracy Glantz says, “My latest collection features mesmerizing, naturally expired butterfly wings, reflecting light similar to an opal. It’s amazing how nature paired with brass and copper makes a beautiful and feminine statement.”

Highlights of the Vestige Jewelry collection include:

• Brass flowers featuring opalescent and turquoise crystals
• Copper and brass medallion pendants
• Interlocking copper flowers embellished with multi-colored crystals
• Brass swirled designs combined with watermelon inspired crystals
• Art nouveau inspired designs with rare multi-colored domed crystals
• Encapsulated organic pendants including butterfly wings and peacock feathers

Whether you are a bride to be, heading to a dinner party or to the office, each piece can be worn for any occasion. Vestige Jewelry seeks contrast allowing odd relationships to gain new perspectives, which is what Tracy hopes to achieve when the jewelry is worn. The body offers itself as an easel and the wearer offers their individual perspective and interaction with the piece, transforming both the jewelry and the person.

To view her latest collection, book an appointment for a custom designed piece or for purchase information please visit: www.VestigeJewelry.com

About Vestige Jewelry:
Founded in May 2010, owner and designer Tracy Glantz of Vestige Jewelry, prides herself on individuality within her designs, keeping a strict focus on the customer experience. When creating each new piece, it all starts with picking out the rarest and most unique, vintage crystals that aren’t used in most of today’s jewelry designs. Using recycled metals add a dramatic element of contrast. The custom hand-designed pieces bring continuity and function, which can be worn for any occasion.

See her latest designs at: www.vestigejewelry.com or watch her channel at: www.youtube.com/vestigejewelry

For media relations:
Katie Glantz / 214.538.2631 / VestigeJewelry [at] gmail [dot] com

14 October 2009

Meet the Real Life Invisible Man / Chinese Democracy

35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be.

Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right, but he achieves the right effect: sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves.

The talented Liu Bolin says his art is a protest against the actions of the Government, who shut down his art studio in 2005 and persecutes artists. It’s about not fitting into modern society. Despite problems with Chinese authorities, Liu’s works are appreciated at an international level.

Photos by CATERS NEWS and Liu Bolin

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15 August 2009

Sanctuary: Gorgeous Contemporary Waterfront Home in Louisiana





Architect
Mike McSwain

Project Name
Sanctuary

Project Description
10,000 sq ft contemporary waterfront home in Louisiana completed December 2008.

Rooms
Three bedrooms suites each w/ full bath; two additional half baths, living room; dining room; his and her offices; conference room; game room; fitness room; custom eat-in kitchen; large den with outdoor kitchen; craft room; electrical room.

Construction Highlights

+ The house is comprised of a yin and yang of materials…smooth and rough, contemporary and classic, shiny and dull.

+ Exterior cladding is a combination of long black brick, clear anodized aluminum columns and curtain wall of clear low-e insulated glazing panels.

+ The exterior is a special blend of surfacing with large horizontal reveals and wood.

+ Roof is entirely custom, continuous arched metal roof panels (continuous segments – seamless strips).

+ 26 different types of stone, all handpicked by the owner.

+ All tile is glass or custom stone.

Exterior Highlights

+ Water in front and back consisting of a shallow cypress tree lake in the rear and large pond in front.

+ The pond contains a sculptured pavilion which matches the geometry of the house and is framed by a concrete stacked archway when viewed from the front door.

+ Front entryway is a granite slab bridge over a reflecting pool with aluminum columns rising out of the water – illuminated at night.

+ It leads to a large, frame-less double glass front door with custom stainless handles – through the door one sees the sunken living room and the lake through the back glass wall.

+ Large in ground pool is in the front of the house with an infinite edge hot tub and reflecting pond with water cascading over stacked slate into a bed of black river rock.

+ Rear of house has two decks. The upper deck (called the party deck) is made from Brazilian hardwood with black slate bamboo lighted planters along the exterior. The deck is adjacent to a well equipped outdoor kitchen / seating area that connects to the family room with retractable glass walls.

+ The lower deck is covered and overlooks the elevated lawn down to the lake.

+ The large lawn contains a fire pit with bench seating.

Interior Highlights

+ Dramatic lighted, water element entrance with 30’ suspended ovoid limestone clad chimney over fire ribbon fireplace set in recessed bed of black river rock form an interior entryway vestibule inside the front doors.

+ Behind the chimney is the sunken living room and wall of glass overlooking the lake.

+ The living / dining / office area have large arched linear glue lam beams on aluminum columns.

+ Floating wood slats ceiling panels and two flanking vertical planes of limestone contrast with the curtain wall on the other sides.

+ Gourmet kitchen equipped with state of the art appliances including a custom hood, built in espresso maker, refrigerator, refrigerator drawers, dishwashers, double ovens and range.

+ Outdoor kitchen and den area complete with air conditioning and electronic phantom screens to close entire area.

+ Nanowalls, glass walls that completely retract to allow for a full, large opening, connects the den area to an outdoor kitchen and seating area.

+ Programmable lighting, indoor and outdoor.

+ Home automation system for air control, sound, window coverings, lighting, water systems, pools and security.

+ Complete Movie Theater with editing station and full movie making capabilities.

+ Sound system throughout the house.



More info at: www.mikemcswainarchitect.com

08 July 2009

THE ART OF SARCASM

Dying to laugh? An easy quick-fix is the scribble-collages of artist David Fullarton. Witty, candid, and sometimes calous, his drawings expound little details about modern society, like our superfluous facebook friendships and i-phone additions, using a lot of America’s comedic backbone – sarcasm….(and a lil bit of nihilism.)

PSST You gotta read carefully to appreciate the full science of his sarcasm…

WE ARE ALL OF US CREATED EQUAL

But some of us spend inordinate amounts of time thinking up pointless ways to make ourselves appear exceptional.


UPDATING YOUR STATUS


THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

Na-na-na-na-na-ah-ah, California sunlight
Sweet Calcutta rain
Honolulu star-bright
The song remains the sa-ee-a-ee-a-ee-ee-eh-ah-a-a-ame
Ooh, lord, ooh, lord, oh-hoh, head-on, ah, keep on
Are you, now, are you, now
Are you, are you-you, now, are you-you, now, ooh-wee


It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World


Man thinks about a little baby girls and a baby boys
Man makes them happy ‘cause man makes them toys
And after man has made everything, everything he can
You know that man makes money to buy from other man


THE SUPERMAN SYNDROME

The “superman syndrome” as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm, according to the man responsible for the creation of Chuck E Cheese. And let’s face it, he should know.

LUDDITE

Disclaimer: This drawing is intended purely as biting social satire of contemporary behavior. It is in no way a personal slight aimed at any factual persons of my acquaintance who own an iPhone, specifically including my spouse. Honestly.


ARTISTIC LICENSE

My integrity has no price. Probably.

Check out David’s whole portfolio on Flickr.


18 June 2009

Buffy To Be Animated Series?



Since the news that a new Buffy movie will come out sans Joss Whedon, we've gotten the sense that fans have been a little perturbed.

Fear not, because perhaps there is a light at the end of your vampire-loving tunnel!

What would you say to a Buffy The Vampire Slayer animated series?

You'd love it! We thought you might and you might just get it…with Joss Whedon in tow!

A source is revealing that the beloved cult vampire classic, which made the move to comics after the show ran it's course, could be returning to the small screen in an animated show based off of the comics. Very few details are available, but it stands to reason that the show will continue in the Buffyverse Whedon had created, thus being more appealing to fans.

As for Whedon's involvement, the source says: “Whedon’s involved, but not on an ‘in-the-studio’ kind of way. He will pop in at bench-marks and give the thumbs up to make the studio happen. Not as much involvement as any of us want, but its better than not any at all.”

We see a lot of potential in this idea. For one thing, we bet it would be easier to get the original cast to come back if all they had to do was voice-overs. Plus, we'd rather see an animated Sarah Michelle Gellar kick butt than the live one. She's getting kind of old and very pregnant!