February 25, 2011
February 4, 2011
yesterday i posted about a woman, fred shand, who created quilts with a very organic feel to them. non-traditional.
i thought it would be fun to post about the opposite. cherri house is a well known quilter who has written a variety of books, one of which is city quilts, where she takes her inspiration from the city. sometimes when you are walking in and around and through a city, you can forget to stop and admire just how amazing it can be.
cherri has managed to do that, and then put it in a quilt, go figure.
cherri house, city quilts.
February 3, 2011
i never cease to be amazed at what people create, and the new sp.11 collection by givenchy is no exception. inspired by a cross between japanese robot toys and dancer kazuo ohno, designer riccardo tisci has managed to design a line that well, looks pretty much like what he was inspired by…. i think you could throw in a lobster and a crane here and there, but yes, spot on.
one outfit alone required 2000 hours of cutting and 4000 hours of sewing. wowza.
see the whole collection.
February 3, 2011
just the other day i was talking to a friend who quilts, and she mentioned that she is growing a little tired of her regular angular designs and expressed her desire to explore some more organic, free form shapes. i, myself have never done any sort of quilting, but i can really appreciate all the work that goes into each one. i know it’s no simple task… people spend months on a quilt, sometimes years.
a few days after speaking with my friend, i saw these by fred shand, an english artist that anthropologie is featuring. definitely not your typical quilter, she uses a variety of methods from silk-screening to painting to sewing and quilting in order to make each one-of-a-kind piece.
February 2, 2011
the indigo dyeing process is long and relies on a fermentation process which differs from that of other colors. it’s no wonder the end result can be so intense and beautiful. it’s one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and is thought to have started in india, but through trade indigo has made it’s way around the world, and has played an intrinsic part in the history of many cultures.
October 4, 2010