Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bobbin lace making #2 // project

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.

 The snake!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paper stories

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...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Iris van Herpen @ Groninger Museum

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 ;)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Awesome finds // Dalton Ghetti, sketching electronics

Every now and then I find random things that are just awesome and that I háve to share with someone, which is exactly what I will do in 'awesome finds'.

"What the h..." was all I could think when I saw these teeny tiny sculptures made by Dalton Ghetti. In the graphite of pencils Ghetti, who works as a carpenter, challenges himself to make his sculptures as small as possible and he has been doing it for almost 25 years now.
More of his work can be seen here:

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)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Azzedine Alaïa

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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

TOMS shoes, Etsy designs

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.

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