textiles category

Update: Ellie Curtis

It’s been such a long time since I looked at Ellie’s work.  There are many new pieces up on her site.  I’m especially obsessed with the fabric and wallpaper prints she’s been making- whimsical, beautiful, and sometimes flirting with the grotesque.  Her shop is fairly empty right now, but perhaps it’s soon to be filled.

ellie curtis, wallpaper, print, pattern, design, fabric, thelooksee

ellie curtis, wallpaper, print, pattern, design, fabric, thelooksee

ellie curtis, wallpaper, print, pattern, design, fabric, thelooksee

Vintage Find: Woven Roadrunner Tapestry

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Found last week at the Salvation Army.  Now hanging in my office!

An assortment

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katharina fengler, art, painting, thelooksee

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1. Stand up Comedy– Crumley Necklace  2.  CL Archives– Hopi Men  3. Tinsel & Trinkets- Vintage Postcard  4. Katharine Fengler (via here)  5. Monkey on Goat (via Allison)

Navajo life

More from the Cline Library archive that I mentioned here. Absolutely in love with all the weaving photos.

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history,  photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

Alexander McQueen Spring 2011

Though I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to design this collection so soon after the tragic death of Alexander McQueen, I think that Sarah Burton deserves much respect for this collection, as it is most definitely in keeping with the progressive McQueen aesthetic.  Truly beautiful.

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spring 2011, alexander mcqueen, runway,  sarah burton, fashion, couture, thelooksee

spring 2011, alexander mcqueen, runway,  sarah burton, fashion, couture, thelooksee

Vintage Finds: Crazy quilt pillow & Little Friend jacket

The pillow I’m keeping, but this amazing child’s coat by “Little Friend” is in my shop.  The tag in this coat is almost as rad as the coat itself.

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coat, childrens, bird, found, vintage, thelooksee, etsy

Amanda Ross-Ho

I was really excited to see this piece today while looking at VVORK.  Amanda Ross-Ho is based in LA, and her website is currently under construction but many of her pieces can be seen here, and the one below can be seen here.

amanda ross-ho, sieve, art, fine art, canvas, installation, the looksee

Update: Renilde DePeuter 2

Yet another couple of new pieces by Renilde for her Wormhole series.  I’m always so inspired by her work.  I love this new one especially:

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I am also enamored of this new hooked rug cushion she made:

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Makelike: Cactus collection

Thanks to Makelike for contacting me about their current Cactus collection which I’m absolutely in love with!  These cactus tea towels and wallpaper are right up my alley.  As you know I’m a big cacti/succulent hobbyist, and if you’ll indulge me for a second I’d just like to say that I feel like cacti are rarely represented in a way that doesn’t come across as cheesy or “early 90’s”, if you know what I mean.  Also, it’s rare to see anything other than Saguaro depicted on anything.

So yes… this line is fantastic.  Also, everything is limited edition, so get them quickly.  Looking forward to seeing their next collection based on a celebration of the forest.

Update: Renilde DePeuter 1

You may remember this post.  Well Renilde’s work never ceases to amaze, and now she’s working on a new pincushion series called Metropolis which will be comprised of parts of the needlepoint below.  Can’t wait to see the finished product!

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