Tori and Chris Tissell prove the adage that it’s better to give than to receive. Just three Christmases ago and “out of desperation” during a very lean year, Tori screen-printed text from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice onto scarves she gave as presents.
What do crazy-quilt fabrics, roller skates, tiaras, fuel cans, croquet mallets and funky jewelry have in common? They set fiber sculptor Kent Epler’s mental “Rolodex…
Carol Kohn wants her handwoven accessories to make a statement. Employing bold colors and unique designs, Kohn ensures that her functional garments and accessories make every day a celebration.
Melanie Anderson’s mission is simple: to bring a person’s inner beauty and vibrancy to their outerwear. Working from her studio in Brookline, Mass, Anderson’s vivid, energetic clothing line celebrates individuality, creativity and the power of color.
Ali Dryer transformed herself into a handbag designer through a series of “happy accidents,” she says. The results of her labor are vibrant, playful mixes of color sewn into neat patterns that appear to be as complicated—and precise—as origami. Custom wood handles beg to be touched, and vintage buttons add a one-of-a-kind feel.