Fabrica Uka

FabricaUkaWe’ve featured Fabrica Uka previously in our old blog site but we felt they’re worth a second look. Impressed with these fabric brooches created by designer, illustrator, creator Toda Ayumi.  We are inspired by all of the hand crafted efforts carried out in producing each product. The linen fabric is hand printed using her own designs. The artist embellishes the fabric with embroidery and then lines the brooch with unbleached cotton fabric and attaches the hangtag and pin. She has enhanced the item further with a very unique collage packaging. All in all a very appealing, well-thought-out handmade product.

Images: Courtesy of Fabrica Uka.

 

Kyoko Sato

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Really liking these handmade bags and storage baskets from artist/creator, Kyoko Sato. Found them on Japanese handmade market site, Iichi. The bags are posted as fine knit but the stitches look like crochet. In any case we love the colors, the leather accents and the fabric-covered button embellishments.

Images: Courtesy of Kyoko Sato.

Suzan Drummen

SuzanDrummenDazzled by these large-scale floor installations created by Dutch artist, Suzan Drummen. The complex patterns are composed of crystals, mirrors, precious stones, chrome metal and optical glass. Much of the wall creations are usually pinned but the elements for the floor display are often placed loosely making the artwork unguarded. She says this regarding the installations:

“When you see a space in a convex lens, you will see this space differently. In many convex lenses together, however, the space becomes staggering. The reflections can no longer be ‘read’ by the eyes. Automatically the eyes focus differently in an attempt to see the whole. This moment of simultaneously grasping and not grasping I am constantly studying. The material helps me doing this.”

“Looking I find the most beautiful, comforting and intense activity there is, one I’d like to share with other people. Perhaps I’m on a kind of mission: I would like others to be more aware of their own looking.”

Images: Courtesy of Suzan Drummen.