It took me by pleasant surprise to discover that behind this fab brand was hiding Serenella, an old Academy school mate of mine. I had no doubt that she would be a successful artist, and this is just the proof of what I thought! I am so proud to see her evolution into this intriguing design concept.
Phalena Atelier (by Serenella Tommassini) delivers a series of handmade pieces as jewellery, ceramics and illustration – all dipped into mythical, folk and symbolist stories. The beautiful aesthetic is the “fil rouge” that put all together, and brings us into a magic and mysterious atmosphere.
The Icelandic textile artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir (better known as Ýrúrarí), gives a second chance and life to “forgotten sweaters” in the most creative way.
She creates colourful wearable art, soft sculptures with a story to tell. Her research is also a statement against consumption and the will to educate through art in reusing and recycling old stuff.
This is how she describes her creative research:
Her work is mostly knitted, where fragments of humor, body movements and the everyday meets in wool based, often wearable, objects. For the past years the importance of sustainability has had an impact to Ýrúrarí’s work.
As the previous one, you can see the presentation preview on the video above and if you like it, you can download the complete version clicking here (you will receive a link by email after you make your order).
I love how the UK designer Amy Hastings can transform and give a unique style to each object she touches.
From vintage porcelain ornaments, to bags, shoes and more. Her illustrations have a beautiful and peculiar colour palette, that makes each work so pleasant to the eyes. Along with classic works on paper, she also makes stunning handmade cushions and rugs, such a talent!