Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

For me Black Panther was a wonderland of hairstyles, tattoos, makeup, body modification, and costume design. My all-time fave, Okoye’s Red Dress as seen below and in the Casino Fight Scene and later Car Chase scene. A Superhero Movie based on a Marvel Comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther himself […]

Simplicity Spring+Summer Sewing Patterns

Simplicity #1196I was shopping around for some sewing patterns and wanted to buy them all… Here are just a few on my list to buy by Simplicity and Burda! Their website sells almost all the patterns they carry and it’s fun to browse around. Many are $12 or less! Simplicity’s “Jiffy” line is great for […]

Dreamland: Forgotten Fashion Of Far Off Cultures

The Ladakhi of India photographed by Jimmy Nelson Check out these stunning portraits of tribal cultures from all over the world that still exist today by Jimmy Nelson. From taiga and tundra to prairie and grassland, mountain and valley to stark desert and jungle falls. They provide a snapshot of secluded and unique cultures, relatively […]

Mr. Gugu & Miss Go

OMG! Heart these photo-realistic sweaters by Mr. Gugu & Miss Go. It’s not knit but it’s great inspiration. They make t-shirts and leggings too. Soo many wonderful things. Aughghgh. From reading their website, it looks like they’re based in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Where To Buy Via

Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Happy 2013! Here’s PANTONE Emerald 17-5641, Pantone’s Color of the Year. Last year was a bad year. From Colorado to Sandy Hook; Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Boha; Syria to Pakistan; Collapsing of countries, governments, societies; Leading many to believe it was indeed the Apocalypse. But Dec 21, 2012 came and went. The world did not […]

Knitted Sweater of the Day: Annie Larson

And ZOMG! My personal fave – knitted shorts and pants?! WIN! Check out these 80s-inspired geometrics a la Saved By The Bell. But better! The designs have an 8-bit slant IMHO that can appeal to anyone from the Brooklyn hipster to the 80’s throwback lover to the video game nards. Either way it’s a fresh […]

Sewing in Afghanistan

Woman and child sewing together in a yurt in the Kyrgyz lands. Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. Above is the winning picture for the National Geographic Traveler – 2012 Photo Contest by Cedric Houin. This captivating photo first drew me in by its strong sense of place. A snap in a moment of time, present day, yet […]

Thimble Blossoms Quilt Patterns

Look at these wall to wall gorgeous quilts by Thimble Blossoms!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I love the designs, textures, color schemes… And especially the unique modern vintage style of each. It’s quaint and nostalgic but fresh and contemporary. Borderline hipstery, folk hipstery! And very “decoratable”! The designs are unique yet versatile enough to fit a […]

International Yarn Bombing Day 2012

Yarn covered stairs for International Yarn Bombing Day, Sydney, Australia (CC by JAM Project) – From Jun, 9th, 2012 – Today is the 2nd Annual International Yarn Bombing Day ever! That’s right, although yarn bombing has been around for awhile, a day to celebrate it (worldwide) only started last year! I remember when the […]

OMG! Heart Wunderknit

A giant pin-board of knit and crochet from heaven! Before there was Pinterest! I don’t know who Wunderknit is but they ROCK!! It’s a great collection of knit and crochet designs. Possibly for their own designing inspiration and aspirations! I did a quick check on Pinterest for Wunderknit and Voila! Perhaps this is Wunderknit on […]