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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Inspiration :: My Name is Simone and her lovely dolls

We were reading Simone's bio and one sentence gelled with us. 'Being adult is no fun'. And that was the premise of Simone's work, which injects a sense of colour into the typical mundane world of adults.

My Name is Simone
My Name is Simone
My Name is Simone
My Name is Simone

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Pretty Posters of Ollie Rose

These bring us straight back to our childhood days of carefree nonsense and colours. They cost about AUS$32.95 and would brighten your home straightaway. Find out more here

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Today we are liking SPIKY from Australia

Inspired by the aboriginal culture of Australia, SPIKY is the result of a collaboration between Studio Enti and Egg Picnic. See more here

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Inspiration :: Maud Vantours and her paper creations

A talented textiles and materials designer, Maud Vantours astounds with paper, using it pervasively in set design for the likes of Saint Laurent, Annick Goutal, editorials and 3D paper construction.

Maud Vantours US
Maud Vantours US
Maud Vantours
Maud Vantours

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Origami at its 'biggest' - Sipho Mabona

Sipho Mabona, a professional origami artist, challenges the notion of the confines of a square piece of paper, and the end result is jaw-dropping. Talk about raising the bar of a childhood game of folding paper aeroplanes. Through a campaign at Indiegogo, he has raised a total of USD24000, this life-size paper elephant, made out of 125 sqm of square paper, is on show at the Art Museum in Beromunster, Switzerland.

Source: thisiscolossal
Source: thisiscolossal
Source: thisiscolossal

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whoever thought wood is all hard?

Elisa Strozyk breaks the notion that wood is a hard material. Using triangular wood chips, she recreates works traversing the boundaries between rigid and fluid materials. What is truly astounding is this is not all Elisa does. Very inspiring, especially the idea of combining soft and hard textures on one single surface.

Source: Elisa Strozyk

Source: Eliza Stroyzk
Source: Elisa Strozyk
Source: Elisa Strozyk

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A fun weekend project we thoroughly enjoyed

Tried our hands at using washi tape to cross-stitch a PacMan design, not too bad but perhaps darker eyes? Do use a simple design or risk a backache trying to stand and work out 2700 stitches. Google 'simple cross stitch designs' for a start and have fun! This design took us approximately 1/2 hour. Have a go and share your artwork with us at our Facebook page 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Clever ideas - Sculpture from toilet rolls

Every now and then, we come across something that surprises us, and this is one of them. Truly clever, Anastessia Elias, a French illustrator and paper artist, astounds us with her intricate dioramas, tiny neat worlds contained within the humble toilet roll. 

Source: Anastassia Elias - Diptyque
Source: Anastassia Elias  - Chinese Windows

Source: Anastassia Elias - Circus

Source: Anastassia Elias - Rain

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Reinventing Cross Stitch - Evelin Kasikov

Another one of numerous talented designers to have emerged from the Central St. Martins College, we are so into designers bent on re-inventing cross-stitch. Evelin Kasikov proved her mettle through modernising the cross stitch, once considered as 'granny' and 'craft-like'. All her works push the boundaries of craft and design, and are thoroughly modern and ingenious.

Source: Evelin Kasikov
Source: Evelin Kasikov
Source: Evelin Kasikov
Source: Evelin Kasikov

Monday, February 03, 2014

Washi Tape Cross Stitch

Saw these wickedly clever, simple and beautiful washi tape cross stitch designs from decor4all. Can't wait to try it out this weekend. Any suggestions for motifs perhaps?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Modern Cross-stitch Inspiration

Once in a while, things come along and you remark to yourself, 'Why didn't I think of that?' This is one of those instances.

Source: Charlotte Lancelot
Photo credit: Charlotte Lancelot
Photo credit: Decor4all

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