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Roman Diaz origami horse

Roman Diaz' origami horse

Excercices de Styles Walking City dress

Excercices de Style's Walking City dress

Excercises de Styles Walking City dress

Excercises de Style's Walking City dress

One of the easiest ways to embrace something is to understand the process used to create it. Onitsuka Tiger used a great origami treatment for their 2007 campaign.

Source: Antilogic, Exercices de Style, Roman Diaz

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Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Karl Grandins animal sweater

Karl Grandin's animal sweater

Chavin feline and serpent representations

Chavin feline and serpent representations

Chavin hawk profile

Chavin hawk profile

The Chavin period of pre-Columbian Peruvian art spans roughly 900 to 300 BC. The images above are reconstructions from the Chavin de Huantar temple corninces in the Peruvian Andes.

Karl Grandin’s animal sweater from 2006 is a unique interpretation of animal depiction and worship. The tiled pattern is clever play on the Wingdings/ Webdings font sets with the cultural recognition of familiar corporate icons like the Napster cat.

Source: Karl Grandin, University of California – Berkeley

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Andrew English custom fingerprint wedding bands

Andrew English' custom fingerprint wedding bands

Hannah Lambs coast line rings

Hannah Lamb's coast line rings

You can never forget your roots. Love these innovative custom designs from two British jewellers.

Source: Andrew English, Hannah Lamb

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Sam Songailo

Sam Songailo for Iain Dawson exhibition

Panamanian tapir mola

Panamanian tapir mola

I’ve been especially hyped on South American art, textiles and illustration lately. Sam Songailo‘s paintings remind me of Panamanian molas, unfinished fabric panels embroidered with a reverse appliqué technique. A reverse appliqué involves several layers of fabric quilted together, the top layer being cut to reveal coloured fabrics underneath (a sort of textile equivalent to the tempera paint and wax crayon projects we did in elementary school).

Songailo approaches his abstract paintings from a similar mindset with an “intricate layering of visual systems, systems that draw you in with a particular intensity of colour, an obsession with surface, texture and colour.”

Source: Booooooooom, TPF

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Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered necklace

Kate Cusack's zippered necklace

Kate Cusacks zippered bracelet

Kate Cusack's zippered bracelet

Source: Kate Cusack

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Power architect

Hannah Marshall single-handedly changed the way I dress. I first saw her work at a studio preview in Soho with no concept of who she was and what she’d become. I remember rows and rows of texture on texture, structural pieces that conveyed their purpose from stationary positions on their hangers.

This came at a time when my friends were encouraging me to wear more colour and I was feeling less and less happy with myself. After an afternoon surrounded by the projected presence of her clothes, I tossed my ill-suited technicolour wardrobe and embraced a side of myself that I feel she would wish for me; one of strength and intent and an always-appropriate look for day and night.

Source: Fashion Directory

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Damien Hirst for Levis Jeans

Damien Hirst for Levi's Jeans

Source: Art News Blog

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