Thursday, September 21, 2006

Autumn Inspiration - Aiko Machida...

Aiko Machida's work with leather {folded, formed and pressed} in the form of 'bags and accessories' really blows me away. I adore the processes and materials she uses, and the considered and inherent perfection of the construction { her placement of them for photography purposes and her sense of space is divine}....I have seen Aiko's work though coverage in Elle Decoration magazine, and also in the exhibitors list for Origin....and am so inspired by it!! I am very much looking forward to seeing her work when I visit the show!!..in fact, I can't wait :)

"I make bags for wearing, not so much for carrying things in. They are as aesthetically perfect as I can make them. Clothes have to fit, but accessories don't. I see my accessories as clothes that don't have to fit, which will suit all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons...." {Aiko Machida}

I really love Aiko's thinking here....how accessories occupy this special ground where they don't really have to be functional - but can be acceptable {and desirable} purely on aesthetic or decorative grounds. I think that's nice...sometimes something being stunning to look at is more than enough. Have a look at her website and prepare to fall in love, and be in awe.....

xox happy Wednesday ! :)

7 comments:

lisa s said...

oh ----- [insert your fav. explative here]

can't hardly stand it. awe doesn't seem like a big enough word. wow wow wow. you can inspire me everytime... they keep getting better and better

nesty said...

yet another gem!!! i'm fully loaded on inspiration!

hope you are feeling better & enjoying the autumn sunshine.

all these fantastical links makes me think you're back in the sleep groove?

x

julie said...

Oh, oh...im in love - what beauty!! Thank you for the intro. The way of Aiko's thinking may also fit with the idea of your beautiful jewellery.

jenny vorwaller said...

that's amazing! a little while back, roxy marj (a fashion design student, blogger and sweet gal) created some amazing leather designs for her leather class, this reminded me of it...both are just amazing!

Shari said...

oh how gorgeous! i can't tell you how much i love this link. thanks abigail!

these will be in my mind for the rest of the day...xoxo shari

maditi said...

another beautiful find - will indulge in all those finds over the weekend :)

Lindarosa said...

hii....

I really like your blog and the work you do.....and I wanted to thank you because of this blog I got to knew of Aiko work...I really love it....amazing...I'm a craft person but latelly I haven't have the time to do anything...I really hope to find some in the future...thanks and see you soon here.....upss.....
bye