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The unintentional theme of this week’s artists seems to be mighty talented youth, with today’s being Sydney-based Lauren Elise Cassar and her accessories line – Mirador. Right now she’s featuring a fantastic debut collection of eight handprinted cotton voile scarves that would look just as good slung around you as hung upon your wall.

 

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Elizabeth Pawle

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Elizabeth Pawle creates some lovely paintings, but the real gems lie hidden on her Instagram account in the form of these amazing textile pieces. A rainbow of wool, cotton, silk and acrylic stitches cover pieces of hessian with a result that looks both tribal and modern.

 

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Andrew Steinbrecher

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Graphic design by day, quilt artist by night, Andrew Steinbrecher is one creative guy. Having always considered himself crafty, a few years ago he put himself to the test by going out on a limb with his quilted creations. Because Andrew’s self-taught he doesn’t feel limited by technique and often intentionally uses wrong processes when sewing. His first (above) remains my favorite. Let’s hope he’l be selling his creations soon!

 

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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
I’d love to crawl right inside one of Jotaká‘s paper family portraits.
Crushing on Martone Cycling Co.‘s monotone beautiful bicycles.
Step out on an airplane’s wings through Claire Harvey’s Postcards.
Dreaming of filling my home with Haus Candle‘s ten scents.
Large scale installations bursting with shape and color by Crystal Wagner.
Hanahzo soaps are like art for your bathroom.
I love the illustrative and graphic words of Jesús Perea.

Design Crush elsewhere:
5 tips for super smooth travel that I’ve come to rely on.
It’s the perfect weather for a cup of tea right now, and here’s how I make the best cup.
My bar cart is always in rotation, here are 5 ways I keep it ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.
Let’s go autumn camping!

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This week on Design Crush:
Karen Gunderson’s Water series is deep, moody, and made of the unexpected.
Check out the 12 wardrobe pieces on my fall wish list.
Meike Harde’s aquarelle technique A. genius B. mind-blowing C. all of the-above.
Such a beautifully inspired collection of home pieces from Pop & Scott.
Want to feel all of the feelings? Take a peek at Betsy Walton‘s introspective paintings.
A solid collection of 12 modern DIYs to attempt in September.
See a next level mastery of color and layering in Torben Giehler‘s paintings.
The most incredible perpetual calendar you’re likely to ever see.
Sonia Pulido‘s transitional art is spot-on for autumn.

Design Crush elsewhere:
It’s almost that time of year – is your house guest ready? Some tips and tricks to help.
I’m getting ready to dress my place up for a very vintage Halloween!

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This week on Design Crush:
Fill my kitchen with the ceramics of Elnaz Nourizadeh and call me when you’re done.
In love with the structural bags in Candamill‘s fall 2015 collection.
Lucy Williams‘ architectural collages are so intricate it hurts.
Ondu pinhole cameras are wooden, handcrafted, and on my wish list.
This month’s PGH Maker Profile is a good one on tin artist Worker Bird.
Sleek and modern jewelry from Metalepsis is beyond perfect.
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Carson Ellis’ Home.
Lindsay Stead’s Collection Quilts are sure to be heirlooms.

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Lindsay Stead / Collection Quilts

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Lindsay Stead’s Collection Quilts are made in small batches, maintaining the quality and integrity that her work is known for. Lindsay works closely with a group of quilters in rural Ontario to produce these heirlooms. Each quilt is designed personally by her then made by a group of women who have handed down, through generations, their knowledge of quilting. The result is a collection of modern quilts with traditional roots that you’re sure to love and cherish. You can grab your own in her shop, at Steven Alan’s home store, or in Toronto’s Mjölk.

 

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Adrian Esparza

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Adrian Esparza draws on his bordertown El Paso, Texas roots to create his colorful installations. Each is formed from a sarape blanket that’s pulled apart thread by thread, then wrapped around nails hammered into the walls of the gallery it occupies to create a multi-dimensional linear structure. Esparza’s deconstruction and transformation of this cultural symbol reflects the displacement of identity that many Mexican-Americans experience as a result of migration.

 

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