I have discovered in the past few months of using social media more fervently that my favourite go-to platform for inspiration has got to be instagram. This is embarrassing to say but I’m constantly lurking on my phone like a freaking otaku for interesting people, art, design, craft, argh you name it, I’m on it! I get such a huge high when I chance upon something amazing. I love you instagram!
These are the top 5 instagram accounts that I have recently spotted (and coincidentally they all happen to be asian)! #asianpride
Nope, they do not make scones. They do however make pretty darn cute and colourful embroidered beaded art and jewellery! I am in love with how they make use of beads and threads. It definitely makes each piece more special on its own. I can already foresee beaded patches being the next big hit after embroidered patches!
Tsubasa Kuroda is a genius pom pom making whizkid! Can you believe that these are made out of pom poms?! She makes extremely life-like animal poms and my favourite has got to be the Shibu Inu pom pom. Let’s face it, the new
kid dog in town is the Shiba Inu. Everyone I know wants a Shiba! Honestly, the monkey pom pom looks so real, I’m actually a little freaked out.
Clearly, you can see I’m slightly obsessed with craftmanship that produces realistic looking animals. There is not much online on Sumoguri (which I think means diving or underwater?) and Japanese is foreign to me. It is such a pity because I would love to understand this embroidery artist so much more! Her tiny brooch fishes are so wonderfully made, I can’t imagine how much hard work went into each and every one. You can almost feel the texture of each fish just by looking at the images.
Yuri Miyazaki’s work is so ethereal and divine! I love how she does her embroidery on organza instead of cotton. Her process produces such delicate works that look like ink paintings at first glance. Simply beautiful!
Liz Hao’s work has a subtle humour to it and I love how something so small can make one smile. These beaded accessories look like tiny pixels from afar and they certainly give off a retro 90s vibe, which I’m totally digging!