Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Textiles + Brass


The latest items in the shop, a collection of jewelry made with a mix of naturally dyed cotton and handmade brass beads from Ethiopia. 

To celebrate the new year, I'm having a 25% off sale for the rest of the month!! This includes jewelry, artwork, and even the items already on sale.

Click here to shop, enter 2015LOVE at checkout to receive your discount. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Patient Gardener


found on dezeen.com. text is here.
"Swedish architects Visiondivision and a group of students designed the two-storey study retreat, which is currently growing on the Politecnico di Milano campus. Here's a description of the project from Visiondivision:
"The workshop, playing with the metaphor of forests, aimed to generate new visions to explain the contemporary and immediate future ways of being in the spirit of green design, resilience, recycling, and ethical consciousness.
Our intention with our project was to construct a study retreat at the campus with patience as the main key for the design. If we can be patient with the building time we can reduce the need for transportation, waste of material and different manufacturing processes, simply by helping nature grow in a more architectonic and useful way. The final result can be enjoyed at Politecnico di Milano in about 60 years from now." "

Friday, January 9, 2015

Embroidery A Day

I ended last year with an embroidery a day. Here's a few of my favorites, most were done on a subway train. Really enjoyed the freedom of sketching with thread, and hoping to do plenty more this year. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dance of the Dawn - by Made of Dreams


A very late post about the collection of clothing I've been designing, Made of Dreams. The story:

Every evening our mind works to transform our daily thoughts and experiences through another dimension. Flying around multicolor galaxies, swimming with imaginary creatures at the bottom of the ocean, or taking boundless leaps through fields of giant poppies, our dreams are where our minds are able to envision freely beyond ordinary reality. It is within this freedom that the concept and designs for Made of Dreams is born.
 Reaching outside the scope of traditional fashion, each Made of Dreams piece is individually hand-made from a spectrum of materials and techniques. The limited edition collection showcases old fashioned labors of love like hand embroidery, patchwork, and natural dyeing from an other-worldly perspective. Many hours, days, and in some cases months, have been spent on each garment. Some of the pieces are one of a kind, providing a refreshing alternative to todays mass-manufactured fashions.

Aiko Tezuka

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ariele Clute

Ariele Clute, a Berkeley based jewelry designer.