Craftie Style

One of the things we love about Japan are the numerous workshops available.  They also have dozens of online projects like this one from Craftie Style which we will attempt to make.  Instead of stone plastic clay we will be using air dry clay available at most craft stores. After concentrating on making similar pins we hope to graduate to larger projects like hanging ornaments and coasters.  Incidentally, use Google translate since Craftie Style is in Japanese.

Images:  Courtesy of Craftie Style.

We Are Dorothy

Admiring this series of Rock ’N’ Roll Zoo created by We Are Dorothy studio.  Dorothy is a studio manned by Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich and is based in Liverpool.  Each of the principals did a tour of duty in the field of advertising before embarking on their own under the moniker, Dorothy.  They produce conceptual prints, products and artworks that are sold and exhibited internationally.  Their primary theme is music but they also dabble in Literature, Architecture, Kids and more.

You can find Dorothy on their website/shop, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Dorothy.

Pernilla Works

Found these simple unique products on Japanese online marketplace, Minne.  The textile artist, Naoko, graduated from design school and started selling handmade works while working on designs. She accompanied her husband to overseas assignments and during that time continued to self-teach Nordic weaving. “Eori” is also called “Flemish weaving” and is a very simple technique using a small loom. Warp threads are stretched over a small wooden frame, and weft threads are manually interchanged.

The textile artist can be followed on her website and Instagram.  Her items can be purchased on Minne and Creema.

Images:  Courtesy of Pernilla Works.

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