A beautiful mix of drawing, embroidery and photography is what makes the creations of Peruvian artist Ana Teresa Barboza so special. Her older creations were more delicate, focusing on creating a balance between wildlife and the human race. By comparison, her latest work is a bit more intense, heading towards a rougher direction by analyzing […]
I have a collection of sweaters that I look forward to wearing when the weather gets cooler. Sometimes I indulge myself in browsing for more. Annie Larson’s knits have been on my list for a while. Her colourful patterned sweaters are simply awesome.
I came across Hammen’s embroidery and sweaters a while ago and couldn’t stop thinking about them. Her embroidery reminds me of someone’s sketchbook of experiments. Her combination of stitching, beadwork and knitting comes together in a wonderful eclectic way. I would love to see her supply closet.
Why should we live if we must die? It is one of the questions Danish artist Nikoline Liv Andersen puts us in this exhibition. With a plethora of bodies, thick fabrics, flowers and fruits, life’s transience is reflected upon, man in defense against death and the body in decomposition.
Future archeologists will discover the textiles, etchings, and watercolors of Olivia Wendel and put them up in space museums to show 40th century people that 20th century people weren’t that primitive after all.
There’s something folk arty about JJ Cromer’s work, and it would certainly translate well onto textiles. If Joan Miro had spent time in Africa and set up shop in rural New Jersey, his work might look something like Cromer’s.
I loved Maija Louekari’s hand drawn illustrations even before discovering that she has worked as a freelance textile designer for Marimekko. Her HO-HOI! fabric topped the Textile design category at the Elle International Design Awards in 2006. Maija’s illustrations are made by hand, her favorite tools being fine felt tip pens, pencils, scissors and coloured […]
Japanese artist Akiko Kino stitches the cutest, coziest images. Each piece feels like its own glorious quilt square, imbued with Kino’s abstract sense of design and bright, happy-go-lightly colours and patterns. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Literally.
You may already be aware of Marimekko, a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company responsible for interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories. Chances are some of you have a throw cushion or two with their bold signature poppy print. What I never realized was the range and scale of their product collections: from […]