Next time we are in Kyoto we will probably be on the lookout for this shop, Art Fiber Endo. We love the collaboration between this specialty materials store and Kutani Tsutsumi, a pottery manufacturer established in 1860. The shop offers supplies for making your own thimble and bamboo string tassels. The exquisite tassels incorporate a hanging thread from above, a Kutani thimble as a cap and a tufted yarn for the skirt. They also create other versions of tassels which we are anxious to see up close.
You can find Art Fiber Endo on their website, Facebook and Minne, a Japanese handmade marketplace.
Images: Courtesy of Art Fiber Endo.
Love these colorful patterns of assembled figures and faces created by Chilean artist Santiago Salvador Ascui. The figures are arranged in sequences with the focus on hues instead of the narrative. The artist holds a Fine Arts degree and has exhibited widely in Chile and Europe.
You can view more of his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Santiago Salvador Ascui.
Kazuko Nomoco was born in Japan and currently lives in London. She studied graphic design, communication design and illustration in Osaka, Japan and London. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Mexico City. Her explorations have included working with various materials, craft work and print making. She also works under her surname, Nomoco.
Much of her work can be seen on her website and Behance. She is represented by Japanese agency, Pocko.
Images: Courtesy of Kazuko Nomoco