Sehnsucht

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A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY BY HELENA AGUILAR MAYANS     "Sehnsucht” is a German noun, hard to translate into other languages. It could be translated as nostalgia, longing, yearning, desire ... or the yearning for an unknown or...

My Personal Fairy

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We’d been fans of Magaela Accessories for a while—the nature-inspired flower crowns, the beaded floral decorations that drape over a bare arm, the floral barrettes and combs and belts and jewelry, even the dog...

How To Make Your Own Tomte

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Charles Vess’s story introduces us to the character of the Tomten, or Tomte. In Scandinavian folklore, the Tomte was a gnome-like character with a white beard and red cap—liter-ally a jolly old elf. The...
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Imagine Cordwood

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Imagine a building style that encourages creativity and whimsy yet manages to be energy efficient and code compliant. If this combination appeals to you, then you should get acquainted with cordwood construction. Cordwood uses...

Veronica and Sage: Witch Sisters

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by CAROLYN TURGEON Photography by STEVE PARKE On the Cover of the 2017 Autumn Issue Subscribe or Single Issue Like the women of Practical Magic , Veronica Varlow (opposite, left) had a powerful, glamorous witch in her life, teaching her...
Aesthetic Harmony- The Art of Yoann Lossel and Psyché Ophiuchus Enchanted Living Magazine

Aesthetic Harmony: The Art of Yoann Lossel and Psyché Ophiuchus

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Psyché Ophiuchus and Yoann Lossel both believe that all of life is art, a philosophy shared by many artists of the Art Nouveau era, whose work defined an aesthetic across such varied media as...
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Art Nouveau Elvenlands

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All images © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937. Tne moment, I was walking through the steel-and-concrete labyrinth of New York City. The next, I had entered the Morgan Library, taken its glass elevator to the...

Kimera Wachna—Gracemere Woods

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Artist Kimera Wachna started working under the name Gracemere Woods as an homage to her childhood in New York, where she was raised near a forest “full of dark magical nooks, streams of sparkling...

Crescent Manor

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Article From 2016 Winter Issue #37 Subscribe // Print // Digital All Crescent Manor photos ©Roniit Estonian singer Kerli is a fabricator, a maker of material reality: not just of the vibrations of sound but also of space. Obsessed with creating...

Straw Into Gold

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Magical, Marvelous Broomsticks by Charlotte Baker of Nightshade Handmade by Stephanie Stewart-Howard Images by Charlotte Baker Learn how to make your own broom in the Autumn Issue  Of all the myriad stories told of witches, one of the...