This is the most intriguing NPR story I have come across in a while. The thumbnail on NPR's main page was all that was needed to lure me in to read the whole article. The article is a feature on Iké Udé, a Nigerian-born artist now based in the states. He blends his interests in fashion and photography in a most creative and fascinating way. It is surreal! Check out the story and his website to catch a glimpse of some of his pieces of work.
Just remixed my couch cushions using a no sew technique. Great use of random and excess fabrics (without a need to necessarily cut the fabrics). Came out kinda fun and the pillows can easily be remixed and fabrics reused again and again. If interested in learning how, these are the instructions I followed.
I just might go around remixing everything now. Haha!
Originally remixed and written on 8 August 2014.
A few years ago, I made wall tiles using some cork board, cloth and a stapler. These wall tiles inspired my next custom walls exploration.
My sister (E) helped me fulfill the vision. We used some needlepoint/embroidery hoops. I have no idea if that is the proper term for the hoops, but, at the least, I believe it is an adequate description. We outfitted a diverse batch of hoops with fabric then decorated some walls!
Even small swatches of really cool fabrics make for some fun and easy projects!
Looking good is in my blood ;-). My grandmother, mother and select aunts have been inspirations. Bold but classic African-themed styles are my preference. I LOVE being introduced to new looks and materials.