As you should know by now, I am a huge lover of indian block printing and thus an avid collector of Kerry Cassill bedding. So I was delighted to discover this video that West Elm produced after meeting hand-block printing artisans on a recent trip to northern India’s Rajasthan. Watch as they intricately carve patterns out of teak blocks and create prints using richly colored pigment dyes. It’s beautiful and truly awe inspiring!
If you’ve got a few minutes to spare today and are looking to be inspired, check out this short film showing how French artists Supakitch and Koralie created a beautifully detailed mural from start to finish. The Japanese inspired mural was put together last fall for an exhibition in Sweden called Kimono Fusion.
Thanks to the lovely Geri of Because I’m Addicted, we’re sharing a second DIY with you this week! How excited are you?? Check out a clip from her first video episode, as part of a new project called Leaf, where she shows us 3 ways to tie a turband. It’s perfect for the beach, which is where I’ll be this weekend!
I love this offbeat lookbook video from Spanish label Bershka. If you’re not familiar with the youthful brand, it’s cut from the same cloth as Forever21 except cheaper and a million times superior. Hopefully, they’ll make their way to the States one day, like their sister company Zara!
I’ve just returned from Wild & Scenic, a 3 day environmental film festival and the largest of its kind. One of my favorite films was Waste Land, the winner of Best of Festival. Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. If you have a chance to watch it, please do. It will move and inspire you!
Many of you might have seen pictures of Olek‘s crocheted charging bull on Wall Street over the holidays, but this video of how she pulled it off is just too impressive not to share.