Celebrating European Craft at Homo Faber, Venice

Far from a traditional design festival, this island event shows artisans at work

Two years in the making, Venice’s Homo Faber: Crafting a More Human Future, a new biennial fair, celebrates the range and depth of fine craftwork in Europe. On now through 30 September, the two-week event includes 16 exhibitions and an extensive program of talks celebrating not the past, but the vision of a possible future. Created by the Geneva-based Michelangelo Foundation—founded by Johann Rupert (CEO of the Richemont Group) and …

Transforming Vintage Pieces, the Hus-Hus + Linder Collaboration

Injecting bold color into fur coats, military pants and more with hand-embroidery and painting

The Linder boutique in NYC has become a haven for all genders seeking that je ne sais quoi. There’s an in-house collection of luxe basics (think high-waisted gold corduroy pants and oversized silk sweaters) plus pieces from like-minded brands such as Études, French leather-makers Chapal, Britain’s Tender Co, and now—a very special collaboration between Linder and art/clothing label Hus-Hus. Camilla Engstrom and Kirk Millar met …

“Metal is The New Black” by Quiet British Accent

Motorhead and Iron Maiden meets embroidery in this homage to heavy metal designs

Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason Gale—have created three traditional home embroidery hoops, but are paying homage to metal lettering and graphics. The hand-drawn designs are machine-embroidered to perfection, and the results are playful, …

Feminist Embroidery by Yes Stitch Yes

Interpreting rap lyrics and the internet for empowered sass

A sarcastic Tweet disappears almost instantaneously these days, but a brazen embroidered message only gets louder with every look. Edginess and individuality have been elevating fine needlework from a quiet hobby to cultural relevance for some time, and we’re especially enamored with what Yes Stitch Yes has been stitching onto hoops. The brainchild of Park Slope, Brooklyn resident Lauren Singleton, Yes Stitch Yes offers mantras …

Baobap Miniature Embroidered Brooches

Irem Yazici's tiny, hand-embroidered vignettes are not your average flair

Sometimes statement-making accessories make a statement that’s just a little too loud. Baobap’s miniature brooches are therefore perfect for times that require a bit more subtlety, offering a bit of flair that will quickly snazz up an outfit without the weight of a larger piece. Reminiscent of scout badges, each pin consists of a hand-embroidered vignette that is then housed within a bottle cap, adding …