Monday, January 31, 2011

koru #42

Carved wood frame from Bali.

Another amazing koru can be found at this link, which was forwarded to me by my friend CJ. So beautiful, and quite the bargain...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

koru #41

This koru comes from my sister-in-law Elizabeth. It's a picture of a maori headband my niece wears as part of a dance costume.

koru #40

Bottom section of multi-tiered ceramic planter that was a Christmas gift a few years back from my sister. (Taken 1/29)

Friday, January 28, 2011

koru #39

From Wikipedia: "The Koru Flag has been proposed as a secondary flag for New Zealand. It was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1983. It is claimed by some New Zealanders that the current flag of New Zealand is a reminder of British colonialism and does not truly represent their culture..." Read More

Thursday, January 27, 2011

koru #38

Whirlpool Galaxy (M51), a spiral galaxy 31 million light years from Earth. Photo by Smithsonian Institution, on Flickr.
Whirlpool Galaxy (M51): A Classic Beauty (A spiral galaxy 31 million light years from Earth.)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

koru #37

Sprial koru pattern on coral-colored suede dress belonging to my beautiful friend Andria.

koru #36

Beige koru bathroom wallpaper, room 427, Radisson Hotel, Brisbane, CA.

Monday, January 24, 2011

koru #35

Today's koru is actually a fabric pattern I found on I love this website, and even more, I love her (and by she I mean Luana Rubin) enewsletters. Yes, she does the standard product based emails telling you about the latest sales, but she also sends out what she calls "creative nudge" emails which are filled with inspiring photographs and descriptions of her travels. Definitely worth checking out, even if you're not a quilter. (She even has a pretty great blog.)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

koru #34

This photo of what looks to me like an Australian tree fern (Cyathea cooperii) came to me courtesy of my cousin Nicole Blum from Rochester, NY. So cool to have my friends and family getting in on the action.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

koru #33

Column capital korus, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

koru #31

Detail, wall art, Fernando's Mexican Restaurant, San Mateo, CA. Great cheese enchiladas and gluten-free to boot! (Check out the full-sized guy below -- his sleeves and headdress are koru-liscious.)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

koru #30

Cashew koru, Trader Joe's Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews... yum.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

koru #28

Mammoth tusk koru, likely from Sakha Republic in eastern Siberia, featured in a fascinating article on how Japanese scientists are hoping to clone mammoths within the next 5 years. (Can you say Jurrasic Park?)

Thanks to my friend Wendy for sending this my way!

Copyright © 2011 AFP. All rights reserved.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

koru #26

Koru design on metal product shelf, Linda Mar Starbuck's, Pacifica, CA.

Friday, January 14, 2011

koru #25

Lotus seed mala from Project Tibet on Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

koru #24

Abandoned dental floss with leaf (found 1/13).

koru #23

Polished stones and Pablo Neruda (taken 1/12).

koru #22

 Koru writer's bag design: I have to admit to being a little on the fence about whether this actually counts as "making" something since I didn't actually make the bag (yet), but I did make sketches, so I'm just going to go with it. (From 1/11)

Monday, January 10, 2011

koru #21

Prang Glitter Watercolors (8) on Canson Biggie Jr. watercolor paper (from photo taken 12/25 at 8:59am).

koru #20

Triplets: Cyathia cooperii, across the walkway from my apartment. Taken 1/9, 11:37 am.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

koru #19

This stunning image is from the article "Ancient Beauty" by Leah Eskin in this month's issue of Garden Design Magazine. Photo by Bryan Whitney. Check out the full article and be sure to have a look at the photo gallery while you're there (there's at least one other very cool koru to look at). (Found yesterday, 1/8 while purging old magazines.)

koru #18

Sizzling shallots in olive oil (recorded 1/7 at 7:04pm).


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

koru #16

Raku crucifix with copper wire koru. San Miguel Mission gift shop, Santa Fe, NM.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

koru #15

Okay, so technically, this one is also from yesterday, but thanks to hours spent on roads, in airports and on planes, I decided to work with what I had for today.

Carved stone snake symbol, Keshi: The Zuni Connection (fetishes, pottery, etc.), Santa Fe, NM.

Monday, January 3, 2011

koru #14

Spiral staircase, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM. Check out an even cooler picture of the koru within the staircase at the Loretto Chapel website.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

koru #13

Antonio Pineda "Nautilus" flatware, silver. Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.