Posts Tagged ‘ craft ’

be mine?

February 14, 2010

happy valentine’s day! some inspiration from a book about the history of valentines for all you lovers out there. hope your day is full of love, no matter what size, shape, or form!
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nice handiwork

February 2, 2010

yet another gem of the digital collection of the new york public library, the peasant art of subcarpathian russia published in 1926. great inspiration for patterns, embroidery, and your (and my) spring gypsy looks.
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hanky panky

January 19, 2010

i made some handkerchiefs the other day with a bottle of navy blue rit dye and some string. you likey?
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just married

January 14, 2010

i mentioned l’aviva before, but she just launched the third series of curated trunk shows- dowry! gorgeous world design. zulu wedding baskets! check them out here.
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family time

December 29, 2009

nothing better than your family around holidays to welcome you, care for you, and then drive you fucking insane! i guess there are some fun moments too… mama and i went to the art institute to check out the modern wing….eh. i don’t know. not so impressed. the best stuff is on the 3rd...
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pompompalooza!

December 28, 2009

the other day, my grandma and i made a bunch of pompoms for my brother’s new kitten. her ancient yarn collection is just begging to be used, so today dorothy and i made a few more pom poms and some friendship bracelets… we then proceeded to make the world’s largest pom pom……which as, as...
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foldability

December 27, 2009

back in november, lisa and i went to see a free library screening of between the folds, a documentary about paper folding that i missed at the sf documentary fest. AMAZING film if you like paper (and folding it!) about contemporary folders pushing the envelope (ha) with tehcnology and seeing how far you can...
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ich liebe l'aviva

December 14, 2009

just came across this great online store–actually, a self-proclaimed, “series of curated online trunk shows”–called l’aviva. i found it while searching for some images of morocco, and came across these wedding blankets that i totally would have brought back…if i wanted to carry a bunch of giants blankets on my back… besides the moroccan...
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shaker sh-shaker

December 2, 2009

i’ve been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker...
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yarny

November 2, 2009

the huichol indians of mexico make these fantastic yarn paintings depicting traditional folk tales in these rainbow explosions of color, pattern, and shape. they make them by pressing the yarn into beeswax on wood. don’t they just make your day??? images via google
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