Thursday, 29 January 2009
I saw the diary before Christmas, and fell in love with the idea of having one with my name on it. Didn't get it. In my search for tooled leather, I found the shoes, which aren't my size.
I've collected the pictures over the last few months, mainly to illustrate the western/gothic trend for details & accessories that feel talismanic, like a cult for shamans, trinkets and totems.
The patterns remind me of guipure embroidery and vintage lace, and it works amazingly in surprising places (like the shoes). The concept of taking a natural material and turning it into something crafted and personalised is very timely.
Mostly I just want something with my name on.
the blue tooled leather: www.theartfulcrafter.com
the samurai wallet: www.repeattofade.com
the shoes: http://tinyurl.com/ar65xk
the diary: http://tinyurl.com/cuhbs2
the vintage rose handbag: http://flickr.com/photos/anjalouise/2362175471/
roses pattern: http://flickr.com/photos/amberlea/101325931/
bird (artist, Frieda Gosset): http://mocoloco.com/art/archives/004051.php