{artist showcase: Fernando Brizio}

So this is a little crazy but so interesting, and of course pretty. Italian designer Fernando Brizio has come up with a creative solution for renewable clothing. His idea is to make a white dress with lots of little pockets that house uncapped markers. The markers bleed their ink, leaving a beautiful textile pattern. The artistic concept behind it is that you can wear a different one-of-a-kind piece of art to any function. The dress & ink is washable so you can change what you want it to look time each time.

Take a look:

Isn’t that so unique?! I’m going to make an assumption that you would remove the markers before you wear the dress out. Something to consider would be all the trial & error and experimental time spent getting this just right so it looks beautiful. He would’ve had to figure out exactly how much ink each marker holds, the size of the bleed, the time it took to bleed and space out the pockets accordingly based on how he wanted the finished product to look. There is some serious left & right brain thinking behind this one.

I think this is so neat but I do question the renewable factor. I get that the one dress can be reinvented many times over but not sure about all the discarded markers? Oh well, can’t win them all. At least no one will be wearing your dress and you will definitely have something interesting to talk about.


{artist showcase: Klaus Ernflo & Christian Faur}

Aristotle’s quote, the subject of this blog, can’t be any more true than with these beautiful artistic examples. They are quite amazing. I love things like puzzles or connect the dots or anything that is made up of multiple elements and organized in a way to create a larger element.

Check out this first example by Stockholm’s Klaus Ernflo that I found on It’s Nice That blog. He’s taken a page full of type and just by strategically changing the colour he’s created a landscape image when you stand back and look at the whole document. When you look up close, it’s not much but all those millions of pieces work to make a whole image. I guess it’s the same principal as pixels in digital photography minus all the technical mumbo jumbo.

Close up view:

And here’s another amazing example, this one from artist Christian Faur. He’s taken one of everyone’s childhood favourites, the crayon and by using a ton of them created beautiful portraits and images. I love the added texture element from the tips that the crayons give in comparison to the type sample.

In all these cases, the detail just amazes me. The ability to work in such fine detail but be able to stand back and see the big picture at the same time and bridge that gap in your mind is what I find so fascinating.

{i will never love you more}

I don’t think it’s possible to love Kate Spade anymore. My total adoration continues with this beautiful film they just put out, right in time for Valentine’s Day. Now that’s the prettiest “commercial” I’ve ever seen. Retailers take notice.
PS: I’ve had my eye on that peacock brooch for months.