Living With Water

Cities with water are always more blessed. They are where the civilization began and prospered. They give birth to poems and art that flow with the emotion of water. Two recent exhibitions in two water-blessed cities tell us that the importance of water never ceases. Hosted in a re-christened century-old historic building in Hong Kong,…

Worn out fabric that mimics eroded surface

Textile designer Sayan Chanda replicates the natural worn out process of painted wall in fabric construction. He treats the fabric with acid selectively to create a distressed surface. The resulting materials bear a striking resemblance with eroded urban architecture.

Primitive Textile of Sruli Recht

The Israel-born┬áReykjavik-based designer┬áSruli Recht is an expert of using primitive animal-based materials in his design. His latest menswear collection, Field Dressing, consists of dolphin skin leather, horsetail-hair satin, spider-silk knit and reindeer skin. Everything in his collection is sourced and made locally in Iceland. Using dark/greyish tones and the minimalistic design, his collection sends an…