Singapore-based illustrator and textile designer, Teresa Lim, takes home a part of the country she visits with these awesome embroidered souvenirs. Incidentally, we like her embroidery embellishments on those canvas shoes as well. Her design philosophy is to join together her love of illustration, embroidery and surface pattern design. She also writes poetry, particularly favoring this insight from her blog:
“For the farther I travel, the closer I am to myself.
And thats what matters the most to me.
I believe it’ll be okay.”
Images: Courtesy of Teresa Lim.
Seoul-based ceramic designer and illustrator Min Lee has created this charming line of ceramic pins, rings and chimes. She graduated from HDK School of Design and Craft in Sweden and opened an online shop, Minini, soon after graduating. You can follow her on Facebook and purchase her designs here on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Min Lee.
These fun and whimsical paper toys are the creation of Madrid-based illustrator and film maker, Blanca Helga. They are created primarily with found paper and cardboard using a collage technique and can be purchased under the brand, Paper Friends, in her Etsy shop. More of her incredible work can be seen here on Flickr. On an interview with ‘The Tools Artists Use’ she distinguishes her application of digital and non digital tools:
“The starting point is always non-digital. I feel freer and closer to the work, when I touch the paper with my hands. Another reason is that I love the warm, imperfect look of the non-digital materials. But I need most of the time the digital tool to finish the work.”
Images: Courtesy of Blanca Helga.