Kanae Entani

Loving these delicate embroidered pieces created by 
Kanae Entani, an embroidery artist trained in the U.K. but based in Japan.  After assisting London-based designers, she started a career as a freelance embroidery artist. Her inspiration comes from not only flowers and animals but also horror films, mystery novels, and alternative rock music.  She would like to eventually use her traditional embroidery skills to create something modern and contemporary.

You can see more of her work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kanae Entani.

Violaine & Jeremy

Designer/manager Violaine Orsoni and artist/illustrator Jérémy Schneider are the creative pair behind the Violaine & Jérémy graphic arts studio.  The Paris-based studio’s main focus is on illustration, editorial design, web design, artistic direction, textile pattern design and graphic identity.   We love their fonts particularly the ones featured above, “Love” and “Cako”.    

Visit their website, Facebook and Behance to view more of their work.  Their fonts can be purchased in their foundry, VJ-Type.

Images:  Courtesy of Violaine & Jeremy.

Irving Harper (1926 – 2015)

Admiring the paper sculptures created by Irving Harper, an American industrial designer, born in 1916 in New York.  The mid-century designer was known for his “Ball Clock” made for Howard Miller Clock Company and his “Marshmallow Sofa” created for Herman Miller.  However, his work on paper was overlooked because they have never been seen outside his home.  He crafted hundreds of paper sculptures in his spare time from 1963-2000 to relieve “stress”.  Much of his work can be seen in the book , “Irving Harper: Works in Paper” by Michael Maharam and Irving Harper.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.