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Kyoko Sugiura

Kyoko Sugiura is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Japan. She is the creator behind the brand, Kyoko Création Broderie, an atelier and shop in Paris. The artist uses a variety of hand embroidery techniques and materials that show the richness and complexity of her designs. Much of her work is inspired by the diversity of nature. The last four images show her collaborative
effort with Japanese ceramist, Akiko Hoshina.

You can view more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Kyoko Sugiura.

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Lilou Swann

Morgane Galey is the is the creator behind the brand, Lilou Swann. The French designer based in Brittany is inspired by western and oriental influences. She makes beautiful accessories and textile objects for women, children and home. Her choice and assembly of fabrics, colors and patterns play an essential role in each of her handmade design.

You can follow the artist on her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Lilou Swann.

Christoph Niemann

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist and author whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wired and The New Yorker. We love all of his work but our eyes gravitate to the original ink and pencil drawings of his travels. We get a glimpse of the artist on an interview with The Talks:

“Actually, I can say that the steps that lead to my finished drawings are very unspectacular. It’s more like with a sculpture, where I chip away piece by piece from a stone and slowly get closer to the final form — to hopefully have an elegant form where the reader is in any kind of way emotionally touched. But creating never happens in those big gestures that the final product suggests in the end. It’s a rather boring film that plays in my head.”

“There is so much frustration that is necessary in this process: it is difficult, it’s difficult when you draw, 80% of it can be fine and then there is a pretty high chance that the last 20% gets messed up again and I have to start from the beginning. And when you have to erase an idea, there’s always this pain to let something go and restart. But I think the most important difference between a person who is successful in art and a person who is not successful is how much frustration a person can take without losing this childish enthusiasm.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of his prints are available here in his shop.

Images: Courtesy of Christoph Niemann.