Mayuko Fukino is a self-taught papercut artist from Tokyo currently based in New York City, who combines paper cutting with collage to create these truly unique and intricate illustrations.
Her work has been exhibited internationally and has worked on commission for various clientele. On Roadside Scholar she tells us about her inspiration:
“i think what inspires me most are the challenging technical restrictions of paper cutout. sometimes when i have an idea it does not fall within the conventional rules for my method… and when i see something then the rules decide 1) if i can actually craft it or not and 2) how to go about making it. it’s fun for me to see how far i can go within the limitations. to do that, i always have to make the best use of inventiveness, and sometimes unexpected ideas occur. sometimes i think it almost acts like a guide for me to understand the world. and of course music (like moondog) and literature inspire me a lot. a sound body with storing of memory in five senses.”
The artist can be found on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Mayuko Fujino.
Probably would not come out empty-handed in this Copenhagen shop, Kit Couture. The company sells project kits that contain everything needed for a particular design whether it be knit, crochet or embroidery. Their designs are inspired by Scandinavian traditions and current Danish fashion. We particularly love the pillows and stocking designs but they also carry women, men and children’s fashion and accessories. The bonus is that they ship worldwide.
You can view their designs on their website, Instagram and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Kit Couture.
We are always on the lookout for crochet projects and found these great snowflake wall decor on Etsy. They are the creations of Lithuania-based couple, Audruis and Virginija and sold under the brand name, Woodstorming. They are known for their handmade wood creations of ring boxes, office accessories and home decorations but our eyes gravitated towards their crochet and wood hangings.
You can follow the couple on Facebook and Instagram. Their items can be purchased on Etsy and Big Cartel.
Images: Courtesy of Woodstorming.