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Sandro Lopez

by Joanna on October 23, 2014

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Architectural, clean, and modern—this is the work of designer Sandro Lopez, who believes in the importance of process during the creative journey. As he says: “To faithfully preserve the purity of a vision, the responsibility of the designer needs to encompass the entirety of the journey.”

Lopez recently exhibited a new collection at the London Design Festival. Isn’t the overhead view of his Parallax coffee table (below) amazing?

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Rinn Textiles by Erin Gilkes

by Joanna on October 14, 2014

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Do you ever find something that you don’t know what to do with it or where to put it, but you just know you want to possess it? That is exactly how I feel about these pieces from Rinn Textiles by Erin Gilkes. The table tapestries are made of both wool and linen and totally handmade in her Hamilton, Ontario, studio. Each piece is totally one-of-a-kind, so the hardest part, really, is picking a favorite.

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Photographed by Sharyn Cairns, this dramatic Sea Art exhibition is the collaboration of hand knitter Jacqueline Fink and stylist/ceramicist Lara Hutton. Labeled as an “aesthetic convergence,” the show features massively oversized knits that are inspired by the delicate forms of natural sea treasures; even the muted tones draw inspiration from the sea. The pairing of each artists’ skills is really profound in this application and makes for a magical environment. I urge you to head over to Little Dandelion to see even more of this exhibit, as well as Fink’s other handknit work.

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House of Cardboard by Dosshaus

by Joanna on October 7, 2014

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Meet Dosshaus, a collective formed by the imaginations of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly in 2011. One of their more fascinating projects is House of Cardboard. Employing cardboard, glue, and paint, Dosshaus constructed an entire home—even Taylor’s dress and shoes are made of cardboard! The details are pretty awe-inspiring. I am actually speechless.

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Diarmuid Kelley

by Joanna on October 6, 2014

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Often I feel like a painter is great at portraits or still lifes, but usually not both. However, the work of Diarmuid Kelley is the perfect example of a painter who excels at both. His aesthetic is truly gorgeous and lifelike in a sort of dreamlike way. I especially love the way his work feels unfinished, as if he ran off to a dinner party in the midst of painting … but all the information is there and rendered in Kelley’s signature dashes and brushstrokes.

The youngest artist to be awarded the Nat West Art Prize at the age of 23, Kelley also studied fine art at Newcastle University and enrolled in a masters program at Chelsea College of Art and Design. His work has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as several group exhibits.

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{ Images via Offer Waterman & Co }

 

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