The ancient practice of weaving has always served a functional and ornamental purpose, the latter of which was exploited by European modern artists who elevated it to an art form. These days the creative potential of weaving is being rediscovered by young designers, like British artist Jo Elbourne,
Textiles have so many fascinating qualities. Of course, the primitive nature of woven material harks back to our tribal nature as humans. You can just picture weaving bark to make a shelter, or constructing blankets for warmth or clothes for protection. There’s also some deeper thoughts surrou
Today, artists are looking outside of the box when it comes to the pieces they create. More than just visual, they are going above and beyond to provide a more immersive, textural experience. Mimi Jung has clearly carved out her niche in this space by creating weaved artwork. Jung is an American art
I’ve been thinking about the knowledge that a craftsman has and their relationship with material. I think it’s something that’s slowly being lost in this digital age. Through the use of material, the touch in our hands, we are able to really process the capabilities of it, not just
Designer Arati Rao founded Tantuvi in 2016 while reconnecting with her ancestral roots in India and cultivating a relationship with the long hand-loom textile traditions that reside there.
Australian fibre artist Tammy Kanat has honed her craft superbly and is now producing exceptional works of art that have been made by weaving and play with all the senses.
I spent a little time this morning researching bamboo art and its origins, as expected I discovered some amazing facts and learnt quite a lot on the subject. This art reminds me of architecture in a lot of ways, but just at a much much smaller scale. Structurally it's absolutely brilliant and there'
Lots of different brands seem to be jumping on the bandwagon, connecting with creatives that inspire them in the hope it will empower those ever so important customers. Personally I think it's great to see, when we promote creative industries I'd like to believe that everyone involved in that specif
Today’s going to be an interesting one for films, we’ve got a bit of back log and all of them are as good as each other. This one very much stands on its own in terms of subject and is a documentary that follows the manual techniques used by Brazilian designer Helen Rödel. Although this
Yesterday I showcased some imagery from The Miller House designed by Eero Saarinen, and that seemed to get a really nice response on the social media outlets. The photographer of that series is Leslie Williamson, who is the creator of a book called “Handcrafted Modern”, a real favourite