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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.

Open Shop Project: Doily installation by Artyarn

I have come across these images a couple of times now and every time they catch my attention. Since the emergence of yarn bombings there have been a plethora of similar installations images bouncing around the world-wide web but what strikes me about this piece is its simplicity. A single concrete globe transformed and beautified in a stark, cold, and rather masculine looking public space. Well done Artyarn!

ArtYarn is a collaborative fibre arts project coordinated by visual artist Rachael Elwell. ArtYarn aim to use traditional knitting and crochet techniques in contemporary visual arts projects and aspire to promote the diversity and versatility of knitting and crochet as an artistic medium.

For more information about ArtYarn visit their website or blog. If you come across any yarn bombs please send me images! I’d love to post what you find no mater how large or small the scale.

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