Norma Lehmeier Hartie

 

Norma Lehmeier Hartie‘s art is a two part process, first she creates fiber felted balls and then she digitally photographs and manipulates them. Each ball is playful, vibrant, and invites you to explore the tiniest of details. You can’t help but feel happy just looking at them!

 

 

 

 

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Quiet Town

 

Quilted and color-blocked canvas shower curtains made in Brooklyn and naturally water resistant. Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton kilim bath rugs constructed in India. Custom, local dye jobs that allow risks to be taken and lower our environmental impact. I can’t find one thing not to like about Quiet Town‘s collection of bath textiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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āsum

 

āsum‘s line of bags are the definition of effortless style. Creative, practical, casual yet with great lines. Project Runway alum Angela Sum’s draped bags are made of soft linens, washed cottons, and full grain leathers, and each one is manufactured ethically. I love the artful look each one could bring to any outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reeta Ek

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I have a huge crush on Reeta Ek, the Helsinki-based artist who you may know from her work for Marimekko. I love her print work just as much as her textile designs, and would happily display any of them on my walls or my body.

 

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Mariko Kusumoto

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Massachusetts-based Mariko Kusumoto‘s textile sculptures are something to behold. She uses translucent polyester fabric to create orbs that enclose small objects, the result is purely delightful and wearable. That’s right, some of her pieces function as either a necklace or brooch.

 

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Karine Jollet

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Karine Jollet explores the anatomy of the human body step-by-step in her exquisite soft sculptures. Old bed sheets and shirts, embroidered handkerchieves and secondhand fabrics, all are cut up and the fragments sewn together to create each work of art.

 

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Britt Hutchinson

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Britt Hutchinson‘s embroidery is full of darkness. Skeletons, nooses, and undertones of love fill tinycup needleworks‘ Instagram page, which is exactly how this artist got her start. Hutchinson says the skeleton subject matter began by being based on stitches she was learning during Chicago’s polar vortex in 2013. After “stitching and posting, stitching and posting” to Instagram that winter her business took off.

 

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Atelier Février Rugs

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These beautiful floor rugs by Atelier Février cost more than my first car (a 1987 VW Cabriolet convertible for those of you wondering), but goodness they’re a treat for the eyes. This is the kind of rug that people hang on the wall rather than lay underfoot. Each design features a modern look that’s been created with traditional craftsmanship.

 

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