‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly

A smorgasbord of makers will fill Zen Dragonfly’s 3rd Annual Last Ditch Effort. Created by local fashion designer Angela Smith, Zen Dragonfly carries a suite of skirt and dress designs derived from re-purposed fabrics, along with hats, knit tams and beanies and other hand sewn accessories. Every year she teams up with other local artistsContinue reading “‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly”

‘Tis Gift Season, Local Art, Milrawkee Alt, Bubbler Studios

Alternative fashion photographer Ryan Laessig and visual artist Amanda Iglinski formed the design house Bubbler Studios this past year. They’ve melded their highly conceptual creative forces to launch Milrawkee Alt as an ode to traditional science fiction culture and our favorite hometown Milwaukee. In a series of original comic illustration-style paintings they capture superbly absurdContinue reading “‘Tis Gift Season, Local Art, Milrawkee Alt, Bubbler Studios”

Creamy Skies, High Summer Milwaukee

At dusk Thursday, a miraculous scene accumulated in Milwaukee’s corner of our Earth’s atmosphere. It rained on one side of the street and not the other. Ten distinct clouds types formed simultaneously, as varying levels of pressure agitated water molecules aided by thermal fluctuations from the heat of light. A sight to behold, each cardinalContinue reading “Creamy Skies, High Summer Milwaukee”

Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig

Mirroring the image of a seasoned Olde World guild craftsman’s workshop, a studio space exudes consummate attention to detail. Jars and wooden vessels store troves of pens, like scaled-down silos stuffed full. Straight edges and obscure stencils of great variety each have their place, arranged meticulously. Tiling the tables and walls, the flourishing offspring ofContinue reading “Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig”

Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich

In the undergrowth of the Hide House, creative spores germinate in a first floor alcove, a respite for a few recent MIAD products. Spring Gallery Night in Milwaukee gave them a chance to showcase their toils, carving dedicated display space into sections for each studio mate’s work. Bay View Gallery Night may prove more ofContinue reading “Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich”