For her masters graduate project Belgian designer Ashley Noben spent a year researching the credibility of news outlets. As an output of that endeavor she embroidered, by hand, 18 pages of real news creating her own textile newspaper, De Gobelin. See more of the project here. Thanks Ashley for sharing your work with Colossal! (via quipsologies)
These hand-stitched magazine covers by Inge Jacobsen are pretty wonderful. (via lost at e minor)
Loving this raw, unfinished embroidered illustration work by Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder. Via her web site:
Her work is composed carefully and extremely detailed and at the same time seemingly rough and unfinished, leaving the ends of the thread hanging out of the pictures like a possible accident. The loose thread adds an incidental component which is sometimes the result of coincedence and at other times the consequence of precise calculation. Either way the falling threads enrich the work with a movement, the association to gravity and the resemblance of possible body fluids such as blood.
Thanks Nike for sharing your work with Colossal! (via designboom)
Clever reusable cup cozies for your tasty hot bevvies. Available from sewtara. (via holy cool)
Iwona Przybyla created this DIY embroidery calendar concept that would come packaged with the materials needed to stitch the typography for each month. I think regardless of your skill level with needle and thread you would feel pretty accomplished finishing the year. Really beautiful. (via typography served)
Dig these Stitching Postcards by designers Leihener, Seng, Valder for Köln-based distributor Details. Available over at Uncommon Goods. (via cool hunting)
GGrr kmvmdgfffff uy. Hold on, trying to pick my jaw up off the keyboard. Traumgedanken (Thoughts on Dreams) by German artist Maria Fischer is a 76-page collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientific texts on dream theories interlinked with thread.
To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.
See more via her web site. What a great 600th post for Colossal. (via fubiz)