Design Inspiration – Nicoletta Darita de la Brown

Embroidered plastic bags, various sizes.

“Embroidered corner-store grocery bags. Rescued from the gutter; blowing down the street like city tumbleweed. I reclaim and elevate what once was discarded by creating embellished art objects. Growing up in Brooklyn and Harlem I’d visit my block’s bodega daily, with pennies in hand, and leave with priceless treasures. More than just bags, they reflect a sense of pride for my neighborhood and are a symbol of my cultural identity.”



I love the paint dipped look. It is such a simple and effective way to inject colour in to a product. This look was a huge influence for my new range of crochet jewellery.

So I thought I would put together a selection of my favourite paint dipped pieces

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Design Inspiration – Elaine Longtemps

 “My work is linear and my line is painted rope. I paint all sizes of rope, from heavy clothesline and the thick cotton flex used in upholstery to mason line, cable cord, and thin polished-cotton twine.  In some pieces, I’ve used stiff venetian-blind cord, and also experimented — unsuccessfully — with sisal.  In my current work, I try to use as pure a cotton rope as possible.  With the exception of cotton flex, I wash my rope in the washing machine to remove the stiffener, then stretch it tightly around the posts in my cellar so that it dries straight.” – Elaine Longtemps

Design Inspiration – Isabel Berglund

“Trained as a knitwear designer, a fascination with proportions and constructions resonates through out Isabel Berglund’s artwork. Her sculptures and mobile-installations stage spaces within spaces, echoing with a fascination of surrealism, childhood and the clash and contrasts of textures. She creates new structures of discarded urban relics, capturing them in a state of suspense between the autonomy of each object and their joint material disintegration. Gravity forcing layered bundles and thick knitted shapes towards the ground, being held up only by feeble strings. The disproportions are wicked and inspiring at the same time.” – David Carlson