Hello yellowtracers!

It’s our pleasure to be filling in for Dana while she globe trots in search of the latest fancy pants inspirational designs.

We being Nina and Harriet of Textile and Terrain, two cousins who love all things stitched and grown. Both of us also share a love of all things stitched and yarned. And although I’ve never attempted to make lace before – Janet Echelman’s work took my breath away! She makes lace on a massive scale, and then installs it in the public domain. Her works is exciting and vivacious – and in most importantly, completely challenged the way I thought about the nanna craft of lace making.

Now for the best news.. drum roll please…  Sydney is having it’s own Lace Festival! (Who would have thought this could be cause for celebration??) Love Lace is being facilitated by the Powerhouse Museum, and has attracted artists from around the globe. 130 Lace works will be displayed around and above Sydney in July this year, bringing all nanna lace makers out from behind their…. lace making things??? (I have no idea how you make lace…)  Check out the info here.

But for now – be mesmerised by Janet’s gob smackingly stunning work.

[All images via Janet Echelman. Final two images via Flickr].

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
Founder & Editor

Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

5 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Wow, I never thought lace could be so big! These works are simply stunning, thank you for sharing. Loving the guests posts btw!

  2. Oliver @ Sabi Style

    My head is spinning… They are really cool!

    They remind me of giant jelly fish. Can you imagine walking around the corner, plugged into your iPod to be confronted by one of those. You would think that War of the Worlds had begun!


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