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Fabric & Textiles
Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

Fou Lard, The Bacon Scarf

This ingenious bacon scarf by Swiss artist & designer Natalie Luder has sparked an overwhelming wave of interest in America (surprise!), when a blog post by the famed Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka swissmiss) started its viral spread. The digitally printed silk scarf features a photorealistic image of bacon with a delicious level of detail, which...
Photos Printed On Elastic String: Tactile Images of the Human Touch

Photos Printed On Elastic String: Tactile Images of the Human Touch

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Korean artist Hong Sungchul prints intimate images onto enormous sets of elastic strings on metal frames, and the result is a tactile mesh of vertical lines that create a 3D effect which recedes into the background of more and more strings. The images are also tactile in nature: there’s...
Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Vegetabrella: A Personal, Portable, Practical Head of Lettuce

Its a bit rainy this week in New York City, and I’m having some wishful thoughts about owning this unexpectedly fun Vegetabrella designed by Yurie Mano for h concept: its your standard folding umbrella, which just so happens to fold down into a floppy head of lettuce. The slight green-to-white gradients and crumpled edges mimic...
"I Could Have Done This On My Mac": Clever Hand-stitched Typography

“I Could Have Done This On My Mac”: Clever Hand-stitched Typography

This project by graphic design student Briar Mark made me laugh– she created these amusing posters by cleverly stitching phrases such as “I Could Have Done This On My Mac” onto paper with thread by hand. She carefully typesets short sayings on her computer, then transfers them to paper by punching the borders of each...
We Make Carpets: Creating Carpets Out Of Unexpected & Everyday Objects

We Make Carpets: Creating Carpets Out Of Unexpected & Everyday Objects

The typical carpet comes in a few familiar fabrics and textiles, but the artists Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg at We Make Carpets have been throwing in a dose of the unexpected by making rugs and carpets out of everyday objects. Staples, cocktail sticks, paper clips, bandaids, and more become repurposed...
Designing for Camels: The Art of Dressing Up Your Desert Beasts

Designing for Camels: The Art of Dressing Up Your Desert Beasts

Rajasthan, the largest state in India, is mostly made of up desert, and the largest city in that desert, Bikaner, hosts a yearly Camel Festival every January which features the familiar desert beast. There is camel racing, camel parades, and even camel contests, and the best part of all this is the way the native...
String Rainbows of Color, Color, Color: Ethereal Thread Art Installations

String Rainbows of Color, Color, Color: Ethereal Thread Art Installations

I can’t believe I haven’t posted Gabriel Dawe‘s work on here before: his large-scale installations made of thread are bursting with color that fades in and out of different opacities and hues. This ethereal effect is created using sets of string that can measure up to 50 miles long in total, and the carefully placed...
Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

Creature Textiles: Curious Fabric Birds Made By Hand

I’m astonished by the life-like markings on these adorable fabric birds: each of these petite creatures is hand made by Abigail Brown, a textile artist and illustrator who currently works in London. Using a variety of new and used fabrics, she recreates the natural markings of each animal, and the unexpected texture of textiles brings...
Clump-o-Lump: Lovable Mix and Match Zipper Creatures

Clump-o-Lump: Lovable Mix and Match Zipper Creatures

Clump-o-Lump is more than just an adorably silly name– this set of cuddly stuffed toys is cleverly designed with two zippers around their torsos, so that you can mix and match the head, torso, and rump of any Clump-o-Lump creature. There are 6 Clump-o-Lumps available, all with names like Shark-o the Shark and Tig-o the...
Livingstones: Fall On Soft Rocks

Livingstones: Fall On Soft Rocks

The Smarin design workshop is the laboratory of French designer Stephanie Marin, where she creates eco-minded objects for the house and home. Her Livingstones product is a series of enormous pebbles and rocks that are soft enough to jump into: made out of 100% virgin wool, the muted grey fabric mimics and plays on the...
Wonderfully Geometric Wooden Textile

Wonderfully Geometric Wooden Textile

This may be the most extraordinary fabric I’ve seen in a while: Elisa Strozyk creates unbelievable textures and shapes by attaching geometric pieces of wood to soft wool, which she aptly labels as “Wooden Textiles.” The result is a gorgeously subtle, flexible piece of material that can hold its shape with the stiff support of...
Animals of Luxury: Louis Vuitton Handbag Taxidermy

Animals of Luxury: Louis Vuitton Handbag Taxidermy

The sheer cost of fabricating these animals must be enormous– UK artist Billie Achilleos created a series of animals for renowned fashion house Louis Vuitton, and every animal is an amalgamation of chopped up LV leather goods. The collection was made to celebrate Louis Vuitton’s 100th year of making small leather goods, and the entire...