Found via Sight Unseen, thoroughly entertained by these necklaces by Michelle Hur. Text from the linked article: Hur aims to find “beauty and potential in simple, ordinary materials… to create something else of higher value by mixing and matching different components”. I can dig it.
I recently stumbled on the work of Otti Berger, a woman of the Bauhaus, and found her unusual textile aesthetic beautiful. While her bio ends tragically and painfully (in 1944 she was deported to Auschwitz) her work still continues to inspire.
I've updated my website to show the new pieces I've been working on, if you follow me on Instagram this is probably not news. These are all made from repurposed salvaged wood generally found on the side of the road somewhere, ranging from about 8 inches to about 3 feet. Plenty more of these to come as the supply of salvaged wood is pretty much never ending!
I also completely failed to mention that a few of them are in The Sacred Door gallery in Venice, alongside some absolutely breathtaking textiles from a slew of other artists. If you are in the LA area you've got to check it out! The Justine Ashbee pieces are mind blowing, more on that later.
Our aim is to make as much impact for fair trade as we can.
We work with the worlds best designers and illustrators and convert their images into the highest quality hand-made fair trade carpets.
Our rug makers, Kumbeshwar are a founder member of Fair Trade Nepal. Employees are taught literacy and skills. In addition to fair wages their work supports a school of 260 children and an orphanage of nineteen."