London born, Dallas based artist and designer, Nosheen Iqbal, produces artwork and accessories with a new approach to handmade artistry. Combining natural and modern materials with an age old technique to create an innovative form of visual art. Soft, vibrant threads and colorful pigments create a contrast against the natural grains of solid woods, bamboo and veneer.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

its getting warmer over at marimekko

gorgeous colors and fabrics in marimekkos spring and summer 2010 line.

oh do i love wood!!

Japanese product designer, masahiro minami, redefines industrial, architectural and graphic design with some amazing creations.

the house of mr and mrs antoni & alison

this quaint little shop in london is just full of breathtaking objects.

i especially love the scarves and prints.

take a guided tour through their home and make sure you don't miss the museum on the way out!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

kayla coo

i'm so glad i came across these delightful embroideried brooches on flickr. intricately stitched ethereal landscapes in beautiful rich colors are available at michala's etsy shop kayla coo

lost things

ithyle is so talented!! i adore everything about this stop motion called lost things..from the styling, mood, art direction and the music. what a wonderful imagination!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

the flea is back and even better!

if you missed the dallas flea in can check it out this saturday. lots of new vendors and 100 goodies bags to give away for the first 100 visitors! admission is $5 per person. come by my booth to see some new wood embroidered art and jewelry and accessories.
For more info go to the dallas flea website.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

the peacock and the whale

two delightful pieces to go in a childrens bedroom

a few blues and greys

earthtone triptych

new commission. each panel measures 11" x 26" x 1" .

Monday, March 1, 2010

things that inspire

i'm so excited to be apart of sfgirlbybay blog it forward. thank you victoria!!
its so difficult to pinpoint what inspires could be anything from something we see, eat, smell, feel or hear. but if i was to pick just one would have to be my heritage. i have lived in the west my whole life which brings me even closer to my cultural background. i am proud to say i am third generation pakistani and i thank my family for not forgetting where we came from for if it wasn't for them i would not be able to create what i can today.
despite being a third world country, pakistan is rich in its color, textures and patterns...from textiles to architecture to poetry.
The mix of unusual color palettes with intricate embroidery and handprinting still prevails in all parts of Pakistan. The exuberant architectural buildings and mosques exhibit tile work in brilliant hues. Islamic art is a strong influence to the Pakistani design with the use of fractal geometry and intricate patterns. All of these attributes have had an intense influence on how i see color and pattern.

Make sure you visit nothing elegant for some more fabulous inspiration. you can see all the blogs who have participated at sfgirlbybay its brimming with visuals!!