Category Archives: Accoutrements

Joki

We found these items on Japanese marketplace, Iichi.  They are a marketplace for handicrafts and small-scale manufacturing.  This particular shop, Joki, sells hand-woven cloth that has been firmly woven using the traditional weaving method called overshot.  The creator Miyoko Kirigaya sells her wares under the brand name, Joki, a Finnish word for river.  The artisan graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design and was a textile designer for seven years before raising her children.

More of her work can be found on her website and on Instagram.  Her products are sold here in Iichi.

Images:  Courtesy of Joki.

Claire Ritchie

Claire Ritchie is a designer/maker based in Melbourne, Australia, who designs surface patterns and hand crafts a small collection of accessories and clothes. Her love for vintage items and fabrics has also played a big part in her design aesthetic, with inspiration being drawn from the bold and vibrant colors. On an interview with Ball Pit Magazine she says this about her work:

“I try to keep things really simple as well as bold and colourful. The fabrics I produce are all digitally printed, but I get asked all the time if its screen printed. I think my patterns carry an essence of screen printing which I love, because I really miss printing!”

“I think art is how a lot of people communicate and express themselves. It can be hard to put your thoughts and feelings into words. Art allows us to put something out into the world in our own way. If i need to take some time out from the noisy world i definitely retreat to my drawings. Art makes you stop and think about the smaller things, the things you can miss if you get caught up in the craziness in the world.”

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

Images: Courtesy of Claire Ritchie.

Luisa Cevese & Wallace Sewell

Found these great Luisa Cevese accessories at Wallace Sewell, a UK-based design studio and shop. The two companies collaborated on these products combining textile scraps with plastic, the fundamental principle of Riedizioni by Luisa Cevese designs. Some of the bags and ribbons are available here at Wallace Sewell shop.

Images: Courtesy of Luisa Cevese and Wallace Sewell.