I simply can’t believe there is a designer named Emerald Faerie and that she makes such dainty beautiful things. It combines my love of emeralds, which is quite intense, with the woodland sprite elfin identity I’ve embraced since my teen years. (Are you an elf? If you are, you know what I mean. Some of us are just elfin? Prince, you out there?)
The “Trifid” (divided into three parts) lamp (above) and her “Cinderella’s Revenge” chandelier (below)
Emerald Faerie will be at ICFF at the end of the week and you do want to make sure you get a chance to check out her booth: Stand 2417
11th Ave at 38th St
Designer Fiona Gall works out of her studio in East London
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At 40 cm x 40 cm these softly washed fabric foot stools are the perfect studio or office accessory. Even if I didn’t have the exact same toenail polish on right now that she has in these pictures, I would still say I love Mela’s sensibility. She plays with geometry to create unexpected elegantly playful solutions. Last year she showed her “Soft Symphony” collection in Milan – triangles of fabric that you button any which way to make a patterned pillow or quilt or seating arrangement. We need more furniture and home accessory designers with this sense of play here in the U.S.. Let’s see what ICFF brings.
price : 160 £
See more of her textiles, illustration and styling at www.melab.co.uk0 Comments
A lovely merino scarf on greyarea.com by an artist named Taiana Giefer. I wish I could say more about the processes that goes into a scarf that is so fluffy, dense yet somehow diaphanous at the same time – but it doesn’t say anything about it on the site. Check out her work with beading, feathers, even horsehair. It’s definitely unique and beautiful, very urban but with a nod to the southwestern style.
Grey Area (New York)
Taiana Giefer (California)0 Comments
House of Hackney makes fashion look short-sighted; Why stop at your body, when you can just swathe your whole bedroom in unadulterated loveliness? Frieda Gormley and partner Javvy M Royle create the world I want to live in.
For all price ranges and passions (the full post on Tythe.com)
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Nomi Bags Nomi network produces recycled bags that fight human trafficking.
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I’ve always loved the spunk of Junk Prints owner / designer Chanel Kennebrew.
4. GLOBAL DESIGN CULTURE
Yoshii Shirt Stripe Towels – Towels have a strong significance in Japan.
Stacking Vessels by Pia Wustenberg – As I see it, design is art and worth the price to celebrate the human ability to transform materials for use in our everyday lives.
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Matières à réflexion in Paris is a wonderful example of the Paris atelier in the modern context, a place that combines process, discovery, craftsmanship and human interaction in a single experience. What Women Make speaks with designer Laetitia Azpiroz and partner Cyrille Raillet about their work and their philosophy.
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Don’t forget to visit www.matieresareflexion.com to see other bags and accessories and view their most recent collection.0 Comments
Carole Collet created the textile futures course at the famed Central Saint Martins School. The course celebrated its 10th anniversary with two exhibits, one in London earlier this summer and another during Milan Design Week in April.
Highlights from the show as seen in this video include using air as a material, exploring the manipulation of DNA to produce products and how that will effect manufacturing in the future, digital skins (which needs more explanation) and a plea to come back to our physical senses, the importance of touch.
One student describes her work as a biological atelier – the mutual explorations of the scientist, the designer, and the craftsman a theme to which all projects seem tied. All of the work explores the tension between past and future, lo-tech and high-tech, explains Collet.
You will notice that the voices represent a breadth of nationalities. Beautiful provocative stuff.
video via Jotta
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