{ Mia Liu }

I am totally mesmerized by the work of Mia Liu. As an artist she moves beyond drawing as a two-dimensional art form. Through the use of paper from her everyday life, she creates a moving visual experience which supersedes two-dimensions to what she refers to as ‘Installation Drawing’. Her intricate, light, and tactile work allows a person to be drawn into her creative world through optical illusion and makes one want to stay forever.

Title: I can’t stop rolling it up - First movement
Medium: Acrylic on Watercolour paper on Aluminium plate

Title: Falling into one side

Title: I am Mia
Medium: Guggenheim Museum tickets, India ink and Plywood

To see more of her work visit The Drawing Center or her Flickr page.

{ Tape Crush }

To say I love ribbon is a huge understatement. Recently though, I have opened my ‘ribbon obsessed’ eyes to more possibilities, like decorative tape. From Japanese washi tape to cotton, paper or transparent tape, the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating packages, gift-wrapping, craft projects and even event stationery.

The Red Dot masking tape is from Sassy Talk Cafe.

Also from Sassy Talk Cafe, super cool, red check fabric tape.
Love how welovepictures have used deco tape for their packaging! Adore the scrabble initials too.

I bought the owls and circles in Germany at Habitat last year.
The funky, dotted washi tape is from cu-te-ta-pe. They have an incredible selection of tapes.

The Stockholm and French masking tape is from Sassy Talk Cafe.

Have you recently done a cool project with decorative tape? I’d love to hear about it.

{ Wine Vases }

This collection by Liam Mooney is exquisite. Made from reclaimed wine bottles, these up-cycled vases are part of a collaborative project with The Carpenter’s Shop in Cape Town, a non-profit organisation aimed at providing basic skills training to disadvantaged people.

These vases are available at Dry Goods in Cape Town, South Africa and sell for R180.

{ Cross-stitch Revisited }

Don’t you just love it when people take traditional craft and turn it into something fresh and current? Well I certainly do – That’s why I went all giddy when I came across the work of these three super chicks. Their approach to cross-stitch is marked by unconventional materials & subject matter with the essence of the craft as their inspiration.

Janick is the creator of Nea. She has the most amazing jewellery and wall wear range. I love the texture and scale of her jewellery and of course her unique take on cross-stitch.  Check out more of her work on her Etsy page.

I’m a sucker for Typographic art, and I adore this cross-stitch poster from Bubbo-Tubbo. Natasha Mileshina is the designer behind this “we make sense” limited edition series. These prints come signed and personalized, what a great gift. Go check out more of her work here.

How awesome is this stainless steel cross-stitch table, by Imogen Luddy. Do yourself a favour and check out her super wall at Supermarket Sarah. I just love her modern take on doilies.