Curious while Calm

This collection is a curation of varied compositions, curved lines, and sensually intriguing surfaces. Each piece reflects a playful confinement of organic forms and home nostalgia, designed to transform, and soothe an interior space as well as ourselves. The versatile collection differs in scale, sensory stimulation, weight, and enables the pieces to be adaptable to the individuals’ emotional needs. Every piece has been designed to be long lasting, timeless, and made using sustainably conscious methods such as sourcing surplus yarn and off-cut fabrics. The collection is a celebration of contemporary textile art and handcrafted design.  

Can Waste be Beautiful?
Sustainability, Bookmaking  

This book has been made using upcycled materials that equate to the same amount of wasted material an art student produces on average within a two-week period. It was designed in mind of aesthetics and beauty, using delicate, thin materials, and layering them. The publication is designed to provoke thought and consideration for the materials we throw away unknowingly of the potential they possess.

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