Inspiration Lab

Yumi Okita
December 1, 2014, 3:37 pm
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OK it’s safe to say that I am one of those girls who will run screaming for the hills at the sight of spiders and other gross insects. However, there is one insect that I absolutely LOVE and it’s the embroidered swarms of moths by Yumi Okita. The work that goes into these is just amazing and I think one of these will heal my insect phobia. Unfortunately, they’re all sold! Hopefully there’s more coming :-)

See them all on the Etsy shop.

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Totally Severe
October 3, 2014, 7:45 am
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While maintaining my Pinterest addiction I came across these embroideries by American designer Totally Severe aka Sarah. I feel a kindred spirit! She loves Seinfeld, embroidery and draws stick figures…I think we might be twins seperated at birth!

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Liza Lou
September 26, 2014, 2:52 pm
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While researching a project I was doing I came across this mindblowing project by American artist Liza Lou. OMG I’m blown away! This entire kitchen is made of beads. Even for me, this is crazy! I’m in awe.

See other Liza Lou projects:

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Brook & Lyn
September 2, 2014, 4:00 am
Filed under: Craft

As you’ve probably guessed by now I have a total weakness for craft and I’ve been wanting to do some woven pieces ever since I fell madly in love with the work of Brook & Lyn, husband and wife artist duo based in…yes, you’ve guessed it: Los Angeles! ;-) I always think it’s so inspiring to see old technics used in a modern way and their work is definitely that! Their use of colour and texture is just sublime!

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Lil’Ol’Lady quit!
August 31, 2014, 1:33 pm
Filed under: Craft

I realise I’ve been a bit of tease about getting the blog back on track, empty promises and what have you!?!? But now I REALLY will do my best because it’s for my own good. You see I quit my job to be an independent designer and to do exactly what I want. I don’t know yet where this will take me, but my greatest fear is having regrets when I’m 85 thinking “what if?” so I took the leap. Cause it’s better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all. And you only live once! YOLO! That’s why I made this promotion piece to celebrate my decision. The  inappropriate diet theme is a comment on the stuff I would do if I knew I would die tomorrow, I would eat cake, sweets and bacon and drink lots of wine and cocktails :-)

So I hope you all out there will take a leap too. And whatever you do, live well and go out with a BANG! with no regrets!

See more of my work:

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Luke Lucas
February 6, 2013, 10:01 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography

HEEEELLLLOOOOOO?!?!?!?!?!!? I think I might be writing into a big silent orbit now, because it’s been so quiet here for way too long. Longest time I’ve ever neglected you guys. Could hardly remember the password to my WordPress. But I have an excuse (yes, yes excuses, excuses!) I BROKE MY ARM! I now have a big titanium thingy in my arm and a big suicide like scar on my wrist. It’s nasty! I’ve wanted a tattoo for a long time and my friends think I should make wonderfully pretty lettering around the scar saying “It’s not what you think”….hmmmm…not quite sure about that!

But I need to get back into the saddle and get blogging again so here’s Luke Lucas. Doesn’t his name sound like a superhero? I love it! He does amazingly crafted lettering which is my fave thing in the world.

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Debbie Smyth
November 7, 2012, 9:32 pm
Filed under: Craft, Illustration/Art

PHEW! Have been off the radar for a few days because I’ve been busy writing an assignments for my masterstudies. It is strange being a student AND and educator at the same time. I’m afraid I’m not a very good master student at the moment. Too many things to tend to! But nevermind that!

Here’s a great project by textile artist Debbie Smyth. It is an installation “drawn” with thread. As you might have realised already I love these kind of crafted big scale projects. Good job!

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Agustina Woodgate
October 4, 2012, 8:58 am
Filed under: Craft, Illustration/Art

Here’s another crafty project for you today. I think this is the coolest project I’ve seen for a very long time and I just LOVE the original use of materials. “I don’t see it. What is it?” you might ask. And I will tell you that it’s teddy bears! It’s quite a brutal act to skin an animal and I love how that action is such a contrast to dealing with stuffed animals. The colours and contrast in the different “furs” also makes this amazing! WOW! LIKE!

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Katrin Rodegast
October 2, 2012, 8:03 am
Filed under: Craft, Illustration/Art

Ohh how I love to discover fellow crafters and German Katrin Rodegast is definitely one! Her quilting project totally blew me away. It’s so well done and visually very strong too. She also does the most amazing little porcelain figures.

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Stacie Baek
September 25, 2012, 8:02 am
Filed under: Craft, Typography

Coming across Stacie Baek was such a treat for me because I’ve been wanting to weave something for SUCH a long time. I attempted to build a loom for my exhibit but failed miserably. I think I have to give it another go. Just look at these beauties! WOW!

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