11.23.2011

Monica Canilao

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Monica Canilao has my dream studio! Monica is an illustrator, sculptor, collager, jewelry designer, textile enthusiast and just about every other creative facet possible. Check out her interview at In The Make and peruse her work and more photos of the amazing space.

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11.22.2011

Mia Nolting

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Mia Nolting is a Portland-based illustrator who has a place in my heart. I found out about her when I saw her billed as a portraitor (def my new word) at an event recently. I heard the line was longer than a new ride at Magic Mountain and I'm not surprised in the least. Having a portrait drawer at a wedding sounds like a good idea? Check out her website for more of her works.

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11.16.2011

Violette Alby

 
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Another quilter featured in the aforementioned show is French-born Violette Alby. Alby's abstract quilts are full of color and thought, and they're only made out of recycled fabrics and materials.

With the cold weather brewing, taking a quilting class and making something warm and forever is a great idea. Textile Art Center in Brooklyn and Purl Soho in Manhattan host terrific quilting intensives. Purl Soho and Brooklyn General Store also house some of the most amazing new and vintage fabrics. My favorite is hunting Goodwill (Goodwill Hunting)/Salvation Army for old sheets to (wash 3 times) reuse.

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11.14.2011

Eliza Fernand

 
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This Thursday, November 17th is the opening reception of Uncommon Threads: A Survey of Contemporary Quilts at Kathryn Markel in NYC. One of the featured artists Eliza Fernand who has a piece featured in the show (see top photo) struck my attention.

I am currently obsessed with her quilted tents:
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Also check out her Quilt Stories tour project that features her travels in 19 different cities collecting over 67 quilt stories.

11.07.2011

The Pocket Square

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Men's alternative to bandana accessorizing: the pocket square! Brooklyn-based company The Hillside, which specializes in men's accessories, has found some perfect textiles to adorn your man's rear-side. Find some for sale on one of my favorite sites, Hickorees.

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+ Vintage Levi's bandana

11.01.2011

Holiday Cards

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Rifle Made has announced they are offering personalized Holiday Cards with a 2 week turnaround time! Beyond holiday cards, Rifle has created wrapping paper and present tags. Also check out their Autumn stationary line, it is stunning.

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