Finally, as promised, an update on my bobbin lace project!
As you could read in my previous project post, I started bobbin lace making.
Since then I have had more lessons and finished my first pieces!
So see here some of my results and the start of some new pieces.
Béatrice Coron is an artist who tells stories with the paper artworks she makes. I stumbled upon the TEDtalk in which she talks about her work and I felt completely inspired. By cutting one piece of paper she creates the elements of her stories, each still connected to another. The stories she tells are about situations, cities and worlds and invites us to think of our own. I guess my love for little details strikes again, can't wait to try this out myself! Although it probably isn't that easy to make paper cut-outs look this good...
Besides visiting Azzedin Alaia's exhibition at the Groninger Museum, the exhibiton of Iris van Herpen could of course not be missed. Since I already dedicated a blogpost to this amazing designer, it is no surprise that I love her work and this exhibition was no exception. I love how she uses unconventional materials and the perfection she creates in every little detail.
That I love looking at details was probably no surprise to the other museum visitors since the average distance between my face and the pieces was probably around 20 centimeter ;)
Even though technology isn't my favourite part of my study, things like this could make it a lot more fun. With conductive stickers and a pen with conductive ink you can just draw electric cirquits. By adding some intelligence of a microcontroller you can even transform your piece of paper into a piano! (see the end of the video)
Last week I visited the exhibition of fashion designer Azzedine Alaia in the Groninger Museum. Alaia is a true couturier using the finest techniques and an eye for detail. I hadn't seen work from him before but I fell in love with his beautiful form fitting dresses, extraordinary use of materials, and craftmanship in every little detail. Here some of the pictures I took of this amazing exhibition.
Have you heard about TOMS shoes yet? It is a great initiative which sells shoes and for each shoe sold, they give a pair of shoes to a child in developing countries. Beside the wonderful idea behind the shoes, I really like the way they look! Quite simple and casual and of good quality. Since the shoes are made of fabric, they are perfect to paint, and so do many Etsy designers. Here some of my favorite designs.