Friday, July 23, 2010

+...MeGaN PaRk...+

Australian-born Megan Park studied fashion design at RMIT, and upon leaving college began work as a textile designer in Melbourne. In 1993 she moved to London to begin designing textiles for a well-respected agency working for the likes of Givenchy, Dries van Noten and Kenzo. In 1997, Megan launched her own label in London with an eponymous collection of evening bags and scarves, which has now grown to include womenswear and accessories collections, as well as Megan Park Girl (for girls aged 2-6,) and Megan Park Home (a soft furnishings home collection). Having established her reputation Internationally, in 2004 Megan followed her heart back to Australia, which is now where she and her team are based. Whilst Megan works from her design studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne, she and her design team continues to travel the globe collecting inspiration from places such as the Parisian flea markets, street vendors in Hong Kong, and the bead markets of Old Delhi.

Every item in Megan’s collection has been stitched, beaded and embroidered by hand in India by highly skilled artisans whose skills have been passed down through the generations. All of the prints in her collection are exclusive to Megan Park –designed and developed during the three or more months each year she spends in India working closely with these accomplished craftsmen to produce her distinctive collection. Each fabric is hand-dyed according to the season’s palette, before being stretched over a frame for embroidery, and finally the garment is assembled by hand. Printing techniques employed include hand block and hand screen-printing, each colour individually applied under the trained eye of the printer who keeps up a steady, seamless pattern. Embroidery is applied by hand, using two traditional styles of embroidery – zardosi and ari, which incorporate a variety of different beads, sequins, crystals and stones, all of the highest quality. This sumptuous beading, embroidery and hand printing are Megan’s trademarks, and her feminine designs have a timeless appeal.

Image courtesy of Megan Park
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+...HaPpY FRiDaY...+

beautifully photographed by Ruven Afanador
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+...LiMiNaL AIR...+

“Liminal air” is an installation from approx. 123,000 white threads in the Queensland Gallery, by Shinji Ohmaki.
He was born on 1971 in Gifu, Japan. Today he works and lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Thanks 2 ignant
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

+...ERiN WaSSoN 2010 LooKBooK...+

Erin Wasson Fall 2010 Lookbook,
collaborative collection with RVCA clothing
Model Erin Wasson
Photographer David Mushegain
Colorful illustrations drawn by Alia Tenner

Thanks 2 FGR
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+...I HeArT...+

a circus themed kid's room created by Kate Dixon. It's a recent interior design project that she finished for the 41st Symphony Designer Showhouse Tour in Kansas City.
She's a Kansas City photo-stylist and owner of Artistic Living Spaces.

Dixon told us, "I wanted it to be a whimsical room where fun and functionality meet. That's why me and my crew made a giant 7ft tall spinning 'ferris wheel' toy storage unit. I made rugs out of duckcloth and stitched them together to give a patchwork effect, and painted over a photo of my son turning him into the ultimate ringmaster of the room. We took old pallets and created fun built in furniture, and used some great artistic friends of mine from SOWN to do pillows, Jeff Shumway to create amazing circus illustrations, and so much more."

Photo credit Chad Jackson
Thanks 2 Poppy Talk
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+...AwESoMe PAiNTiNg...+

brilliantly painted by Roberto Bernardi.
He was born in Todi on the 18th of May 1974.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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