Design Sponge recently did an inspiring feature on Victoria Pemberton of Bind | Fold, where they toured her studio in Melbourne. The light flooded room with bright white walls is such an inviting space.
Read the post here.
P.S. THAT CHAIR is so good, right?
I am so taken with these master Shibori artists. I can’t believe how fast and precise they are!
Although the website is in French, it isn’t hard to interpret the beauty emerging from otsuki-sama. Here are my favorite items from their shop…
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My friend and fellow Indigo enthusiast, Michelle just sent me this link to a feature on BUAISOU via the Urban Outfitters blog. They are two young Japanese indigo farmers + dyers, Kenta Watanabe and Kakuo Kaji and they have a Indigo dye house in Brooklyn. For around $50 you can attend one of their Bushwick workshops (DYE YOUR OWN GARMENTS, KATAZOME: RICE RESIST DYEING, or ROKETSUZOME: JAPANESE BATIK) . Their site notes, “All workshops are for beginners and using a 100% organic indigo vat with SUKUMO, dye made of composted indigo leaves harvested in our farm in Tokushima, Japan.” How cool is that?
Their farming process photos are fantastic…see them here.
Read the feature and check out their instagram.
Images are from http://blog.urbanoutfitters.com
I recently discovered the company Kiriko (based in Portland). They specialize in making goods from Japanese textiles and offer the most beautiful scarves, bandanas, and so much more. Also, some of the scarves come with a little “scent stick” that can be places behind the label so that you always smell like your signature scent. Here is a video that describes the process.
Visit their site here.
An Australian Etsy shop, Hollin Textiles caught my eye with this Shibori woven wall hanging. The fabric was prepared using the arashi (pole wrapping) technique and the result is so beautiful. I am also loving that each piece is attached to driftwood.
All photos are from Hollin Textiles on Etsy
Last weekend I was in Bloomington, Indiana and I saw the most incredible Indigo pieces I have ever seen (the polka dot table runner was especially amazing). After doing a little research and talking to a couple people in town, I found out that the creators are Rowland & Chinami Ricketts. Even more incredible is that Rowland is currently an Assistant Professor in Textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art! The couple grows their own Indigo, Rowland hand-dyes, and Chinami hand weaves the fabric. I love that they are immersed in every stage of process.
Visit their website
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I just discovered Lookout & Wonderland and I am amazed at their work. These bathing suits are perfection…
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