Click here to listen to the latest episode of Studio Shangri-La Podcast. This is a multi-part article originally published in 2021. Stay tuned for the remaining parts, the spoken versions of which differ a bit from the original.
The new Shangri-La Green page features non-toxic, organic, eco-conscious products as well as those related to longevity and wellness, and overall higher materials and manufacturing standards. Green products have been featured sporadically on the site and now will be more regularly. The product features will be those tried & tested to be beneficial. The firstContinue reading “Shangri-La Green + Featured Product: Bamboo”
These bright electric floral pieces appear in different sections on the Portfolio, with more waiting in the wings, and are influenced as much by electronics as by nature. Other bright straight on floral shots are also available, in addition to the geometric art deco style. The art deco influenced style also works great on fabric.Continue reading “Studio Shangri-La 🌺 ⚡️ ELECTRIC FLORAL ⚡️🌺 + Shop Update”
Summary This text of this episode is also available as a blog post: https://shangrilastudio.wordpress.com/2021/06/28/activating-the-ageless-algorithm-full-article/ As read by Sarah Ikerd here as part of the podcast series, with some modifications to the 2021 original.
NEW! Deco Rosa | Rosa Panel | Middle Earth | Nature Layers Panel | Milkweed Fiber | Milkweed Fiber BW | Autumn Bloom | Spider Lily | Begonia Bliss | Autumn Bloom Panel | Deco Spider Lily | Autumn Bloom BW | Spider Lily Tile | Autumn Bloom Panel BW | Spider Lily Pink TileContinue reading “New Art Selections For The Studio Portfolio”
https://anchor.fm/sarah-ikerd/embed/episodes/S-S–Podcast-3-Examining-Biological-Immortality-In-Nature-e1ndou0 Read here about a recently discovered 5,400 year old tree: https://nicenews.com/environment/world-oldest-living-tree-gran-abuelo/
Something about the character of these Fleurs evokes a French title here. A couple of these variations are featured in Deco Botanical and Nature Portraits on the Portfolio / Gallery page. Keep in mind — that for every piece on the portfolio page, there may well be 4-6 other variations!
AMAZING is a modern publication by Studio Shangri-La that combines art gallery, science journal, philosophy periodical, and literary magazine all into one fanciful exhibit. The Fall 2022 edition includes memes from Utopian Messages, science articles, science fiction, quotations, much art, poetry and even food. Print copies of AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 are available now. Here’sContinue reading “AMAZING magazine Fall 2022 Issue 𑁍”
These are a few of the growing Studio Shangri-La collection of Nature Portraits in which the botanical is presented with personality, popping color and painterly flare. These selections above are more straightforward studies while others in the collections have been more stylized. The contemporary serene Nature Portraits and also modern tech Deco Botanicals are bothContinue reading “Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection”
Titus: honorable or strong; of the giants Oceanus: the ocean, of the ocean This is a 7 foot driftwood piece and here’s the story: This highly sculptural piece of driftwood showed up seemingly out of place in an urban environment. On my walk I passed by it several times before deciding to pick it up.Continue reading “Titus Oceanus: A Sculptural Journey”
We are here thanks in large part to microbes and bacteria. And Cyanobacteria, of blue green algae, are among the oldest organisms around, known fossil records dating back billions of years. Cyanobacteria created oxidation, or photosynthesis, which in turn formed Earth’s atmosphere. Accumulations of cyanobacteria even helped shape the terrain. We are here because ofContinue reading “Environment + Space: The Importance Of Bacteria & How Cyanobacteria Create Habitable Atmospheres”