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  • To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

    Christina Thelin

    Posted on October 04 2018

    To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

    In this month’s artisan spotlight, we are highlighting Vietnamese paper kirigami and quilling artist Phuong Thi, who I met in Ho Chi Minh City last year. Phuong grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, where she learned the meticulous art of creating intricate shapes from trimmed strips of paper at a young age. She loved the detail oriented process of creating the cards as well as seeing the delight on customers’ faces when they open her magical creations. Though she has humble roots, hailing from a long line of traditional Vietnamese farmers, Phuong knew at a young age that artistic pursuits were her calling.

  • To Wander // Global Fashion

    Christina Thelin

    Posted on August 30 2018

    To Wander // Global Fashion
    One of the most beautiful things about traveling is encountering cultures and fashion that you have never heard of or seen before. Perhaps you’ve seen elements of the culture appear in high end fashion. What you might not realize is that most couture work found across high end fashion and home decor is created in cultures rich in religious traditions. Below are ten women from around the world, sporting their local traditional handicrafts.
  • To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

    Christina Thelin

    Posted on August 02 2018

    To Illuminate // Artist Spotlight

       Eugene grew up with a love of graphic design, which was a skill she honed while studying art and art history in France. It was there that she started to long for her homeland and discovered old Vietnamese postcards. She got the idea to turn these vintage postcards featuring strong female Vietnamese women into decorative home items, including pillowcases. 

    “I just loved seeing these fierce, elegant females from Vietnam on postcards and wanted to honor them in a new, different way. I thought about how to do this and came up with the idea of reproducing them in a new way.”

    Large is unique in what she does and keeps the nostalgic stories of these designs alive in her work. Support Eugene today by purchasing one of her pillowcases from INA + ILIA below.

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