Japanese artist Asako Iwasawa’s work depicts nighttime gardens and plants that seem more fairy tale-generated than stemming from earth and soil. “What do plants dream of ?” is the title of one of her pieces, and her work might convince...
All art and photos by Guinevere von Sneeden. See more at instagram.com/guineverevonsneeden. Guinevere von Sneeden lives in an enchanted world, an uninterrupted sanctuary of pure delight where time is suspended. Dust particles shining in the sunlit windows hover in midair. Nothing...

Designing With Time

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE They don’t necessarily feature precious gemstones, the material needed to ensure safe passage back and forth through the centuries in Outlander, but Sue Beatrice’s pocket-watch sculptures are every bit as concerned with time as the blockbuster books...
“Hand With Pearls and Lover’s Eyes” 7x5 inches, oil on panel © Fatima Ronquillo, 2017

In A Lover’s Eye

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For the Outlander television series, costume designer Terry Dresbach created an ensemble for Geillis Duncan that included a brooch containing Bonnie Prince Charlie’s eye as a secret sign of her political allegiance to the Jacobite cause. As Dresbach explains it,...
Have you ever felt the sudden jolt of bliss that accompanies the discovery of a hidden secret? This feeling drives treasure hunters of all kinds, deep-sea divers and junkyard pickers alike, to keep searching. Imagine, then, the excitement and thrill...

Shipwrecked

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Greetings all my fellow Curiosity Explorers and Magic-Makers! Allow me to introduce myself: I am the Wondersmith. I work with wonder in the same way a goldsmith works with gold to create beautiful, meaningful, and magical art about connection. Of...
Springtime (when fancies turn to thoughts of love) is high time to swap that dog-eared, fly-specked, bookworm-infested copy of The Hobbit you’ve been carting around since the fourth grade for something befitting the sophisticate you are, something more likely...
They are ethereal. Supple and airy, with an almost Erté-like fluidity and grace. But the goddesses that Stephanie Law paints also have an earthy majesty the father of Art Deco never bestowed upon his creations. These are powerful women, potent...
If I were to say to you, “A woman robed in white, standing next to a bowl, holding a silver ewer,” you would likely know exactly which scene I am referring to. It is a tableau conjured by J.R.R. Tolkien...
Lilacs were not supposed to bloom in July, that was a simple botanical fact, at least it had been until now. Girls in the neighborhood had begun to whisper that if you kissed the boy you loved beneath the...