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Paper meadow: Su Blackwell

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I have just finished Patrick Ness’s The Crane Wife – a mystical heart-tugger of a little novel – and in the acknowledgements he mentions the paper-cut book sculptures of Su Blackwell. The delicacy! The intimacy! So lovely. All images from her website. HF.

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Quilts in Queensland

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Getting excited about the V&A’s Quilts: 1700-1945 at GoMA, Queensland Art Gallery this winter. But please: someone put on a major Australian historical quilting exhibition soon! HF. Details on quilt images above found here

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Festival / Vogue Japan

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In celebration of yesterday’s 27 degree Indian Summer day – Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Japan.

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Tilda / Tim

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Tilda Swinton + Las Pozas, Mexico + t&t’s favourite photographer Tim Walker = holy aesthetic trinity. In the current W Magazine. Divine Mary Katrantzou dress, at top. HF.

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Clare Grill: Samplers

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Sampler oil on paper paintings by Clare Grill, a Chicago-born, NY-based artist. I love these; how they loosen such a neat form and make the initials and symbols melt. It’s as though the stitches are freed. Her other paintings are just as intriguing. HF.

 

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Baby/animals

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I have animals and whimsy on my mind, having spent the weekend getting a baby’s room ready for a baby. I find myself flicking through Selvedge and bypassing beautiful throws, in favour of handmade creatures and mobiles and booties…yegads! From top: the studio of textile artist Mister Finch, his beautiful moth sculptures, Horse Mobile by Hillery Sproatt, hand painted tambourine by Claire Fletcher, Mister Finch’s foxes and moths, Hillery Sproatt’s Woman and Horse mobile. HF.

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Draga Obradovic / Elle

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Divine, green cactus-laden Lake Como home of Draga Obradovic and Aureal K Basedow, from Elle Decoration February 2013. Photographs by Fabrizio Cicconi. See all images here. Draga Obradovic designs, amongst other things, handmade silkscreen fabrics, shown throughout. HF.

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