Nacinimod Deodee

Caribbean born designer, poet, artist and musician, Nacinimod Deodee, talks about his island roots, growing up in Dominica & defining his style from a young age.  He is also the designer behind House of Nassat, a crochet wear company.

It does my heart good to see a fellow islander doing his thing and being true to his own style.

Nacinimod Deodee for from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.


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Pencil Shavings Pendants

Melbourne based jewelry designer, Victoria Mason has a thing for turning ordinary house-hold items into some really funky jewelry. 

Seeing the extra-ordinary in the ordinary takes real talent and a keen eye. She’s taken something most see as a waste by-product of art and turned it into a unique piece of art.

This sterling silver and enamel, pencil shaving  pendant, hangs on a 52cm sterling silver chain. I think it’s really cute & different.

See more of Victoria’s work at,

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Storytelling With Beads

I’ve done lots and lots of creative research as of late.  And for some reason I keep stumbling unto the most interesting and yet time-consuming works of art. In this fast pace society there seems hardy any space for anything that can’t be done in 0.8 seconds. Honest I’ve found myself being swept up into the high-speed vortex we call modern-day  living. High demand equals, high productivity equals, high cash flow. Right? But what about quality.?

 I know it sounds horrible but I was very guilty of exiling some really good ideas to the wayside because I thought they took  up way to much of my precious time. But honestly it has nothing to do with the wasting of precious time, more like being obsessed with result  & a short attention span.

I’d like to think that these finds have come along to show that great things need great amounts of time. That some of the best works do take a while and are worth the while. Maybe I need to slow down be more observant and see what unfolds in the process instead of racing towards some un-fulfilling hasty result.

With all that being said let me share with you my newest discovery, jewelry designer or better said, Jewelry Artist Teresa Sullivan. I think Artist is more suiting of a title because her work goes beyond that which we consider adornment. She painstakingly threads beads into beautiful works of art, creating sculptural designs that demand attention. Her is work is mind-blowing and most definitely worth the while. She doesn’t only seclude her time to that of jewelry making. She also creates tapestries and other beaded objects. Her pieces tell a story of super heroines, comics and science fiction. Although meant to be worn on the body each piece can independently stand on its own. They’re not just jewelry.

Ecstasy Necklace photo: Dan Kvitka

Here is a video documenting the time, work  and dedication it takes to create these amazing pieces.

Teresa Sullivan Bead Artist Documentary from Ian Lucero on Vimeo

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Shoes Of The Glee Manifesto: Ornamental Sandal

So it has been a while since I’ve done a Shoe Sketch Update. But the weather is really motivating me, so I thought I’d share. For this installment I’m going with a sandal. Quite fitting for the weather we’re having.  It’s a perfect combination of ornamentation and bright colors…and it’s flat.

This is one of my first sketches & one of the few sandals I’ve drawn. You’d think being arch deprived would steer me away from heels. But the contrary is true. Maybe it’s a case of wanting the inaccessible. Who knows.

 I really like these due to the eye-catching colors and the heavily styled strap. Although it’s not quite visible, there are bright green straps on either side connecting the top part to the sole of the shoe.

Ventilated toes, ornamentation AND comfort. What more could a girl wish for?

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Dubble Protection

The sun is shining extra, extra, extra bright today. Greatly welcomed after days of rain. It seems as if the sun is making up for lost time.  I woke up this morning squinting. So no ordinary eyewear will do. Definitely need something to match the sun’s intensity.

 I found these lovely yet quirky Double-Framed Sunglasses from Dolce & Gabbana‘s 2010 collection. The double frames are just what I need to protect my eyeballs from all this sunshine. So I’m gonna start saving now, should have them by mid-fall. Just in time. ;-D

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What To Do With Your Prizes Money

Well if you’re German artist, Hans-Peter Feldmann you’ll wallpaper the Guggenheim Museum with it.  All $100,000 in 1 dollar bills of his prize money is now officially the world’s most expensive wallpaper. The Hugo Boss Prize, in partnership with the Guggenheim Museum promotes contemporary art. Hans-Peter Feldmann is the eighth and oldest winner of the prize.

Take money out of its context  and it suddenly has a different meaning.

It is just paper, isn’t it???


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15 Things an Artist Should Never Say

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