Sunday, March 23, 2008

Natural Easter

Craftastica had a great description of using natural materials (cabbage, onion peels, and flowers) to dye eggs. This is similar to what I did with my grandmother as a child, although I like the idea of using the flowers and clover as resist.

Almond Corner uses brown eggs to get a tone-on-tone look, but using white eggs and a variety of onion peels can get some very interesting marbled designs.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Architectural Skylights

While it's not a new idea (see this Islamic architectural example from a bath), these examples of ceiling panels are much more stunning than plain-'ol clear you and your visitors an unexpected artistic "pop". More info here and more examples here and here.