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How beautiful are Takashi Iwasaki‘s embroidered drawings? Colourful, graphic and whimsical, reminiscent of both Calder’s mobiles and The Yellow Submarine, these designs keep calling me back to revisit them. Described as portraits of the artist’s state of mind I long to know more about him. Who is this person with bright colours and playful forms dancing around in his head?

Kamidaredentou, 2009, Embroidery floss and fabric, 41 x 41 cm

More information  about Takashi can be found at Elliot Louis Gallery.


I like my doilies a little dirty, gritty and unexpected. Can you imagine how excited I was to come across Polish urban artist NeSpoon’s work on Treehugger? NeSpoon’s spray-painted graffiti doilies, which appear to jut from their surfaces, are beautiful, elegant and feminine which is offset and enhanced by the crumbling and graffiti layered walls they’re painted on. If you were to ask me I’d have to say they are the perfect use of doily imagery.

The two images above are from this crazy abandoned monastery in Grottaglie Italy. See NeSpoon’s post to see more images of some of the art that adorns its walls. I would love to spend an afternoon or three wondering the rooms.

You can expect to see more posts from me about NeSpoon’s work. In the meantime check out her great blog here and more images of her work here.

An artist after my own heart! Anna Peach‘s Spirit House installation is the type of work I dream of making. All those beautiful doilies lovingly stitched together, how I wish I had the time, patience and enough doilies to make a dress like this!

Crowninglory, 2003, hand embroidery on cotton panel, 17 x 18 inches

DollyParton, 2003, hand embroidery on cotton panel, 15 x 17 inches

La Chingona 2003, 10 x 12 inches, hand embroidery on cotton panel

I was so happy when I was introduced to Jenny Hart‘s stitches. Embroidery takes much more patience that I currently posses, so thank you, Jenny for creating works I wish I’d done. Hart has another great series on her Flickr stream & a fascinating blog, Embroidery As Art, for anyone with an interest in contemporary embroidery. If you find yourself in Paris this September, check out her solo show at Gallerie LJ.

I came across these little beauties on Dutch jewelry designer Marion Pannekoek‘s blog, the pieces, however, are by Susanna Bauer. Her work is beautiful, minimal, elegant … I could go on but will let these two images speak for themselves.

For more information about Bauer and her work visit her website.

It’s a lamp made of doilies. Obviously I’m in love and need to have one … or four. You can bet I’ll be doing some googling to figure out how to make these.

If you just can’t live without a pendant doily lamp check out ReMade USA, they have lots of fun bags too. Thank you, Shopping Queen

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