Scrapwork curtain made for a private customer in Copenhagen. The piece is made out of linen, hemp, silk and cotton.
abandoned material and objects from the desert, joshua tree + walks down the hill to the bus in the morning
Revealing. Something. Sacred.
As everything ells I do.
A couple of month ago, I decided to go back to LA - the one place on this planet that I know for sure is holy ground to me and my creativity. It's where I create, flourish, thrive and feel at my absolute highest, all at once.
Mega powers going on.
Not only because of the wild and absolutely stunning nature with everything you can imagine of super powers like daily earth quakes, magical LA light, sunsets, space's, clean green medicine foods, packed bountiful farmers markets all year around..
The WIDE OPEN, WIIIDE OPEN Pacific ocean, fields and mountains.
But also just because there's that pull inside.
Then, the Desert. Dry, grounding red earth. Sage, tumbleweed... the words that comes to mind, tumbling away..
Always been there. Always felt it.
Thanks to my Dad, sitting in the backseat of his car. Going on long architectural trips together with our small family. Up along the coast. Experiencing light and space of California.
Wright, Lautner, Schindler.
I really am not sure I have the right words for it all.
That's how grand.
The backside of all table linens are signed and stamped like this! I'm in my studio in Downtown Los Angeles, wearing the 'Tea Chemise' from my collection 'Replica 2013' which is hand dyed, hand printed (hand drawn by signed, inspired by a french print from the 20's) with a small pen of indigo.
Very exited about this! Scrapwork Series is going to Portland at Alder & Co. Hand stitched, tea dyed + sewn on a vintage Singer machine. In store now! xo l.u.
24 handmade, tea dyed and recycled little canvases, now available exclusively at ABC Carpet & Home in NYC! xo l.u.
I have been wanting to share some pictures of the QUILT & STRIPES project that I worked on all of 2013 - A collaboration between Mads Norgaard and I, handmade by the sweetest production ladies at Place Du Bleu in Copehagen.
We embarked on the project in early spring '13 and this is the result !
The quilts have been made out of jersey remnants from Norgaards iconic 101 striped T-shirt, originally designed by Jorgen Norgaard in '67.
The pattern is made out of a repeated form that occurs as a remnant in the production of the T-shirts. All quilts have been laid op by hand, carefully composed in colors and stripes and filled with organic wadding with Oko-tex 100 cotton on the back.
It's super cold in Copenhagen for the moment and might be the perfect time for being tucked in one of these :)
'Paper Blanket' - mixed media, wool and tape. The piece will be featured at Gallery Asterisk this month.
The constellation 'Scrap Work' is made out of waste material, left overs and materials that no longer belong anywhere, scraps from production, found objects and more. All the above pieces will be shown the 20th - 21st of October at Gallery Asterisk, in collaboration with Shop Anaïse - Check it out here
The Replica Collection 2013 in the making
At Copenhagen Fashion Week
Colors for The Replica Collection
Picture by Andrew Coffing
Meet Sabrina Fischer
We met in Antwerp during my period at Ann Demeulemeester. Ran the streets of Paris during february's fashion week. The June. Then Februry again. Sabrina did the Haider Ackerman show, I was at Ann's. We have the same birthday, oddly enough. And tomorrow she will be here in Denmark with me, fitting my styles. Another foreign, dear friend
and contemporary muse
Notes from writing a dissertation:'Clothed Landscape of Memories' by Anna -Marie RAUNIO #2
'Handmade clothes are remembered: wearing a pullover knitted specially for you is a deeply touching experience. The aim of this paper is to discuss memories of clothing, in the context of craft.'
'... my basic definition is that clothing is a human environment.' (p.62)
'...the prospect-refuge theory presented by geographer Appleton.' (1975, 1988)
'...an unimpeded opportunity to see and observe is called a prospect; and opportunity to hide, a refuge.'(p.62)
'... more intimate of it’s kind, when compared with the buit environment, for instance. Clothes, also, present the kind of intimacy individuals have with their home or favorite place.'(p 63)
'... Clothing, in this sense, is a means for achieving general inner goals of everyday life.' (p 64)
'... in a strict sense it is not a theory but an attempt to conceptualize the ways people respond to environments.'(p 65)
'...The basic idea is to ’see without being seen.'(p 65)
”Designing and making clothes is a way of constructing a personal landscape, an environment meeting personal needs of the wearer.” from "clothed landscape of memories" The design journal, volume 10 issue 2. By Anna-Mari RAUNIO. University of Joensuu, Finland.
All pictures by Andrew Coffing.
The bliss of folding a garment. The bliss of crisp cotten in a suitcase. The memory within. The conversations. The destination. The dates. The dots. spots. dashes. And splashes. The pencil. The memory within old clothes. An archive. A state of cloth. A sate of mind.
This is. The beginning of a collection. Simple. Dated. Folded.
The ever changing destination
Pictures by Andrew Coffing.