The Week in Craft: October 11, 2017

The Week in Craft: October 11, 2017

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Sister Golden Hazel II

The mother-and-daughter duo Sister Golden specializes in one-of-a-kind floral prints, such as Hazel II.

Courtesy of Sister Golden LLC

Flowers aren’t just for putting in vases anymore: Check out these nine artists doing super cool things with flowers and foliage, including the mother-daughter duo Sister Golden.

We are amazed by these life-sized and lifelike insect creations by Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh.

Eye-candy alert: Check out the beautiful, nature-inspired ceramic work of South Korea-based artist Heesoo Lee.

Find yourself scratching your head over contemporary art? Well, look no further than where you would normally look – Google has recently added a contemporary art digital collection that not only exposes you to art and artists, but also dives into broader discussions of meaning and criticism.

NPR quiz show Ask Me Another tests comedian Amy Sedaris' craft know-how in a challenge called Etsy or Smithsonian? Listen to see how Amy fares identifying objects for sale on Etsy versus artworks in the Smithsonian's permanent collection.

Check out this interview with Barb Noren, a former television sound editor, current full-time STEAM instructor, and host of how-to videos on her YouTube channel Barb Makes Things.

Share your travels in a whole new way with Tokyo-based illustrator Haruka Shinji’s creation featuring a card that acts as a tiny traveling museum.

The 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival at the National Mall will feature Armenian food and craft.

Break into the retail market with the help of Macy’s – their Workshop at Macy’s program is now accepting applications through January 28 for a spring 2018 session in New York City.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, New York recently included a permanent exhibition of Jim Henson’s history, puppets, and work.