keskiviikko 30. syyskuuta 2009
I´m speacheless. These are just too cool to be true. Great inspiration for clothing recon projects. Designs by ANREALAGE Fall 2009 collection. Via Dusty Dress.
Laurase makes jewelry from old Finnish coins. Markka (FIM) used to be our currency before we got euros. Seeing something like this just feel so nostalgic to me as seeing pennies just makes me think of taking bottles to recycling as a kid and then using the money to buy candy. For those of you who don´t know this, in Finland (and other Scandinavian countries) one has to pay a small extra fee when we buy bottled drinks. We get the money back when we return the bottles to recycling. I think it´s a great system since in Finland our glass and plastic bottles recycling is close to 99% of all the bottless purchased. I don´t know if you guys have the same system in your country.. I hope you do. Anyways, I love these penny-jewelry. Jacket buttons made from pennies would be supercool...
Found via (swim)suit issues.
Old "a bit too colorful" secondhand knits (cotton or wool) could look pretty rad after some DIY dip-dye... If you decide you want to dip dye something remember to think beforehand what colours combine well (base colors effect the final result). For example yellow+green or blue+red=purple will work well and look good. Trying to get yellow and blue will be extremely hard as the yellow/blue underneath will make the dye result green. The best effect is having one lighter shade of a colour on the base knit evolving into a darker shade on the dye. You can test the result colormix with aquarell-watercolors for example on paper.
Long cardigan, mittens and scarf by Henrik Vibskov, Fall 2009 collection. Photo from Farfetch and V-Store, via Is Mental.
Designs made by Canadian designer Audrey Cantwell aka BlackMarketBaby at Etsy.
Draped leather vest..
This ruffled bolero is gorgeous!
I have no idea how sitting in this mini skirt works, but it just look soooo cool! Skirt covered with spraypainted safetypins, propably all handsewn. Photo by Claudia. Via SixSixSick.
tiistai 29. syyskuuta 2009
Toiletpaper rolls, classic trashion crafts material! This adorable childrens costume rococo wig tutorial by Finns Mari Savio and Kati Rapia, the authors of books JUJU and MAJA, found from a Australian online craft magazine PAPER MACHE! Via Ullabenulla.
You loved this felt paillette decorated sweater by Tom Scott. Here´s a tutorial at Maya*Made on how to make loads of felt paillettes. Fast.
The one thing that I love about zippers is that it is such a versatile material. It´s like oil paints, anyone working with them will paint a different looking painting. Here´s yet another technique and an amazing new zipper crafing talent. Introducing Style Hurricane aka Estonian Anni Jürgenson. Anni first started her own collection of handmade accessories at the age of 13(!). Anni’s hand-crafted jewelry takes simple motifs, like zippers, studs beads and works them with leather in beautiful abstract forms. She sells them locally in her town in Estonia, and has a Etsy shop called HurricaneBoutique. She´s truly an idol for all you teenagers out there thingking weather to start making your own crafts or not.. Anni´s blog went immediately to my BlogLovin reader since I want to keep a close eye on this young talent! Can´t wait to see what this girl will be creating by the time she hits 25.
Jennine from The Coveted bought these amazing zipper pieces.
Photos from HurricaneBoutique, Style Hurricane and The Coveted. Found via The Coveted.
Photo from Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2010 collection. Those rose patterned high-waist knickers are amazing! Especially with leopard patterned slips. Love love love. Does any one of you happen to have a pattern for these kind of retro-knickers??! Could you send me a link to it? Pretty please.. Via Style Bubble.
maanantai 28. syyskuuta 2009
Here´s a video tutorial from Swiss designer, Mayari, for making your own Recycling Awareness Ribbons from aluminum cans. I feel that recycling and trashion deserve their own ribbons, but making them from something that could be recycled otherwise is not the right way. Maybe from only bottles or cans that are not recycleble. What do you think? If I´d do my own trashion-ribbon it would be made of coffee packages (my least favorite material), leather, denim, chains or ..zippers (my fav material)!! This would make a cool addition to everyone who buys my handmade goods, an OutsaPop Trashion RRR ribbon made from zips. It´s decided. How would your RRR ribbon look like?
Inspiration from Rachel Freire Fall 2009 collection. Right now I feel like all jackets need more ruffles. And loads of looong leather fringes.