Yuko Tobo

YukoToboA friend of mine gifted me with a scarf similar to these but made from vintage kimono fabric.  Been wanting to make one so we’re adding patchwork scarves to our project list. The colorful scarves shown above are the creations of Japanese clothing designer, Yuko Tobo, who also creates a line of bags that can be seen on her website and also here on her blog.

Images: Courtesy of Yuko Tobo.

Masao Seki

MasaoSekiJapanese artist, Masao Seki, created these amazing minimal wire sculptures. The delicate pieces are crafted from thin gauge wire and designed into items that shows the artist’s appreciation for the simple things in life. You can purchase his work on Japanese online shop, Five Feet from the Ground. What luck…this shop provides international shipping.

Images: Courtesy of Masao Seki and Five Feet from the Ground.

Felt Mistress

FeltMistressLouise Evans aka Felt Mistress along with her partner, illustrator and toy designer, Jonathan Edwards, has brought a large menagerie of amazing creatures to life. We are particularly enamored with the color combination and detail work on her felt beetle collection. Visit her website or follow her on Flickr to view more of their incredible collaborative creations.

Images: Courtesy of Felt Mistress.