“Every man’s memory is his private literature.” – Aldous Huxley
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has sculptural knits, inspiring communal dreamscapes, a charmingly textured Swedish apartment, a semi-transparent lifesize dollhouse and recycled eyelashes as couture.
As a longtime covetress of Elisabeth Dunker’s effortlessly charming life, as portrayed on her blog Fine Little Day, it was a pleasure to see that she had opened her home to design*sponge’s Sneak Peeks column. There’s something so homey about the mixtures of new and old crafts, textural knits and rugs, and the many sweet vignettes scattered about the apartment (and who doesn’t love that birch wallpaper?).
Sandra Backlund‘s sculptural knits have captured my fancy! The textures and weights are a dream come true to a summer loather such as myself. Sandra’s work was discovered via the always inspiring knitkicks, which aims to highlight “knitwear that pushes the creative boundaries and inspires us to pick up our knitting needles…”
The Maison Martin Margiela makes fantastical couture creations from the most ordinary of found objects. Materials such as curtains, plastic pen caps, elastic cords, and fake eyelashes are recycled into experimental pieces that capture the imagination. Check out the eyelash vest above! [Via Today and Tomorrow]
Tumblr blogs are really just virtual inspiration boards. The best Tumblrs are those that take a theme and run with it, and The Nomadic Sun makes the concept of rustic communal living look quite appealing. The carefully curated photographs make me yearn for a range life, homeschooling my long haired children in a yurt. Dreams!
Wanna give me some more artsy, style or design blogs to peruse? Leave them in the comments! And check out past installments of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere!