“[We] developed a passion for vintage – especially paper ephemera, illustration, stationary, and books. We have a personal collection of vintage notebooks that we found while hunting at antique stationary stores and flea markets. Soon, our love of vintage aesthetics, paper, and the feeling of something unique grew into a passion for making. We learned about letterpress, book binding, and other traditional techniques, and now we have our own letterpress studio where we make our notebooks and posters.”
From this week’s Featured Etsy Seller interview.
Coralie Bonnet’s embroidery is not just the art of embellishing soft fabrics/coverings/garments, but the art of applying softness to unusual and everyday surfaces, as well as being scaled up in order to give a tactile, decorative and innovative dimension to a whole surface.
This project explores new avenues for traditional embroidery, by combining age-old techniques with innovative materials. From hand-stitching ceramic, wooden and bamboo surfaces using leather ropes, extra thick wool, and thread designed for use in car interiors.
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Coralie Bonnet’s work will be featured at Interiors 2013 Birmingham at the Designersblock department store. Register here for free entry.
Korean designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon have developed an invisible umbrella that will keep you dry by repelling rain. Consisting of a simple plastic stick that creates an artificial wind at the top, the ‘umbrella’ deflects raindrops before they hit you by sucking in air at the bottom. The intensity of this wind-shield can be varied depending on weather condition and number of people sharing the device—the length of the stick is also adjustable.
Cycle of Decay: A Sculpted Ceramic Hand that Looks Like a Carved Tree Branch
So in honor of dodging NaNoWriMo, I decided to bring this baby to life. I was thinking of the clothing worn by the fishermen in Itova and how it would reflect the sea. The sleeves are more like flaps, so you could push them out of the way. There’s several layers in the dress. I hand-dyed the fabric and sewed the whole thing together at some point (I don’t even remember when). The upper-part of the garment is still being worked on, as you can tell by the seams. The ties at the front and back were twisted from scrap fabric I had lying around. And the scarf is made from about 50 or so granny squares. The scarf is being held in place with a hair pin from my mom.
The renowned Smithfield Meat Market in East London is hosting a pop-up art installation sponsored by Capcom called Wesker & Son Resident Evil Human Butchery to promote the release of the game Resident Evil 6. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.