Mister Bob Brian, a dark tribute to the great paper cutter himself, is just absolutely wonderful.
Category Archives: Craft + art
Rob Ryan: the evil twin
Karen Nicol: words cannot describe how much I love her work
The textile artist is showing at the Rebecca Hossack gallery from 7-30 November.
Here’s what the site has to say: “Karen Nicol‘s new exhibition is a Singerie, the French word for ‘monkey trick.’ Singerie is a genre that was first found in the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and made hugely popular in 18th Century French Rococo art, in which artists satirically depicted monkeys wearing fashionable dress.”
I’m heading to the private view tonight, and have interviewed her for Mollie Makes in the current issue
The one where I went to Valencia and fell in love with the street art
The sewing machines that make music.
Why oh why did I miss this?
“A Canadian composer is set to conduct an ‘orchestra’ of sewing machines for a special performance in Londonderry. Martin Messier will take to the stage in a former shirt factory, accompanied by eight sewing machines, as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.”
I wanna play.
Filed under Craft + art, Craft + music, On the BBC
Why hello Kate Morris!
Don’t you just love Kate Morris’ new knitwear designs?
This is what she says on her blog: “The source of inspiration for my first body of work comes from elements of art history looking at how gluttony and frivolousness are expressed through the placement of objects.”
Filed under Bloggers, Craft + art, Craft + fashion, Handmade fashion, Knitting, Masters of craft
This is some finely crafted jewellery.
And you can buy it from today until 30 June, at NumberNinetyFour, 94 Columbia Road, London E2 7QB. It’s be four very talented designer makers, Petra Bishai, Rose Ellen Cobb, Mabel Hasell and Daphne Krinos
Filed under Craft + art, Craft events, Jewellery, Masters of craft
RIP David Lister, the world’s leading expert on the history and culture of origami
Read his Guardian obituary and, like me, you’ll think “what a guy”.
Filed under Craft + art, Craft in the Guardian, Masters of craft, Origami
Knit yourself a boyfriend.
Yes, ladies and gents, if you so wanted (and had the skills and patience of artist Noortje de Keijzer), you too could knit yourself a bloke (via incrediblethings.com).
(In other, related news, today is my lovely boyfriend’s birthday. Happy birthday J.)
My COLLECT object of the day
To celebrate COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi gallery, I was asked by the Craft Council to choose one of my favourite pieces from the show.
Who wouldn’t have gone for Bracelet ‘Koi’ by David Bielander, 2012? I love it because it’s beautiful AND functional (Dave, if you want to lend it to me next year for my wedding …)
To see the other objects chosen by the likes of the Design Museum and Ceramic Review, head to the COLLECT Pinterest board.
Lightbulbs: who knew they could be SO beautiful?
Why thank you, Lee Broom. You are a most talented designer and I LOVE these crystal bulbs.