After the beauty of my new Mina Perhonen books, I decided to dig out some others that inspire me. I am trying to get myself in a good 'design' place, so that I will be like an open book (haha) when I go away..so as to find lots of inspiration, and kind of know what I want to do with it once found. The book above (more a catalogue really) is from an exhibition held at the Crafts Council gallery in London in 2002 Home Made Holland . It really was wonderful, and opened my eyes to the beautiful, and wonderful work being produced 'up there' which all has such a beautifully considered and other worldly quality..much like Japanese art and design (almost similar I think..). This work by Kim Van Leuken really amazed me...the shapes and forms she creates with horse hair in lace like the finest scratchy pencil line...*Mmmmm*... here is another garment by Kim..such beauty!
It is odd how one develops a liking for an aesthetic that is unique to a specific ethnographic. I am really drawn to design from the Netherlands, Sweden and Japan. These also happen to be the places I really do most want to travel...If I was given lots of moolah right now..I would book a ticket to Delft (to see the girl with the pearl earring, by Vermeer), then to Stockholm and Gothenburg...and then to Kyoto. *ahhh to dream*
Oh, and yes..in reference to the 'Title' of this post...I honestly think a GREAT cover very often means a great book, and I for one am a sucker for them! Just wait till I show you the fabric covered Japanese Textile one tomorrow!
I am off now to cook a little fillet steak, with a salad for my dinner..all under the umbrella of looking after myself to get rid of this stinker of a cold you see ;) ! Thanks so much for all the well wishes yesterday!