The Aleatoric Series

Paper engineering set off with abstract painting in a collaboration from Ghostly International

From the record label-meets-art house Ghostly International comes a collaboration between abstract artists Michael Cina and Matt Shlian. The limited edition series contains works on paper that bring together the divergent styles of the two artists, marrying Cina’s colorful abstractions and Shlian’s signature paper engineering to demonstrate the common theme of experimentation in their respective processes. Shlian’s paper pyramids borrows from geometric and biological forms …

Liliput

Kaweco fuses heritage and modern convenience in an ultra-portable fountain pen

Named for the diminutive island dwellers of Gulliver’s Travels, Liliput is a petite new pen from heritage German pen-maker Kaweco. True to its name, the pen measures only 3.8 inches when closed, expanding to five when posed for writing. At first glance, the cylindrical capsule could be anything from an EpiPen to an elongated pillbox, but don’t let its austerity fool you. Made from solid …

Thread Wizard

Tiny ink-inspired tapestries from a needlepoint ace

Passing her needle through cloth instead of skin, Ontario-based artist Ursula Thompson creates tiny sewn canvases inspired by classic tattoo designs. The self-taught Canadian “Thread Wizard” hand embroiders bright red roses, ships, anchors and skulls, creating beautifully shaded needlepoint tattoos sure to make even Sailor Jerry proud. Thompson sells the needlepoint tattoos online through her Etsy shop. Just like tattoos, prices vary depending on complexity, …