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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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Neon Zinn

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Neon Zinn, AKA creator Seth Damm, is a collection of jewelry made from hand-dyed 100% cotton rope. Equally at home hanging on you wall as around your neck, Damm’s creations are expressive and experimental creations that can best be described as sculptural wearables.

 

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Jessica Dance

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London-based Jessica Dance is a textile artist and model maker specializing in tactile handcrafted models and props. So, super creative basically. Her knit foods and objects are full of amazing color and texture and I want nothing more than to slip those Nikes on!

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Shower to the People, a mobile unit that provides free showers to St. Louis’ homeless
2/ Japan’s Ghostbusters-inspired marshmallow burger
3/ Beautiful tooled leather bike saddles
4/ Paris’ first floating hotel
5/ Bit Leaves: square flowers and plants by Baku Maeda
6/ The lunar cycle displayed through 15,000 colorful origami birds
7/ Vibrant, realistic frescoes painted over old building facades
8/ Charming cut paper silhouettes transform famous U.S. landmarks
9/ How to give a car a wicked paint job using gravity
10/ Sweet Dreams
11/ This musician tattoos the names of suicide survivors among his fans
12/ Greenlid compostable compost bin

 

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1/ Alexandria Coe
2/ Print Edition: September 2016
3/ Lisa Sofield
4/ Nick Pena
5/ Oxford Pennant
6/ Thomas Mailaender’s Illustrated People
7/ 12 places to find great bedding
8/ Where to Eat Pizza
9/ The world of Whirlpool

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