Amazon sent me an email the other day. You know the ones, where they recommend certain books to you that they think you might like. Amazon thought I would like '500 Felt Objects, Creative Explorations of a Remarkable Material
. However, I already have a copy! Lark Books sent me one all the way from the USA to my little boîte postale, here on the west coast of France. Lark Books sent me a copy because I'm on page 118 in the 'Accessories and Adornment' section.
I wrote about this brooch back in March
of this year. Here it is in a little more detail:
|Brooch 'A Life without Love is Like a Year without Summer', Cari-Jane Hakes, 2010|
The book is full of inspiration and general gorgeousness like this amazing Armadillo Coat by Maggy Pavlou
|Armadillo Coat by Maggy Pavlou (photo by Kevin Facer)|
Yohji Yamamoto makes an appearance on page 26 with one of his Stylized Sculpture's.
|Photograph by Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2007. Dress by Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1996. Wool felt, wool knit. Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.|
In the section on Two-Dimensional Design this collage of recycled wool jumpers and buttons by Morna Crites-Moore
is a feast of colour and intricate detail.
|Pieces of Dreams by Morna Crites-Moore|
This piece by Sonya Yong James
on page 297 surprised and delighted me with its monstrous proportions!
|Anthropod by Sonya Yong James (photo by Louis Cahill)|
The section on Furniture and Home towards the end of the book has some beautiful examples of industrial felt used in innovative and challenging ways. This felt bowl by Gräf & Lantz
caught my eye.
|Felt Bowl, Gräf and Lantz, page 376 (34.2 cm in diameter)|
Susan Brown and Nathalie Mornu have pulled together a great tombe of colour, delight and intrigue. I'm really honoured and pleased to be part of this book.