Textile Juwels

Textile Juwels

Textile Juwels

At first I noticed her individual look – black and elegant stylish. When I talked to Anita Keckeis I was charmed by her humour and positivity. She is an embroidery designer from Austria, living in Berlin and truly special! At the age of 12 she already knew what she wanted to become. Today she is living the life of her dreams and creates exclusive textile-jewels. Each of them awesome and special, too.




Every single scarf, collier and belt of her Label KEX is produced in a limited edition of no more than 98 items.

Here are some beautiful examples:


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She has already received a lot of appreciation and sold her embroidery even at the Tate Modern in London. And I am totally sure – there is lot more to come!




Her creations attract self confident and modern women – and so is her message to us: Go girl, dare yourself and have fun!

Celebrate your individuality!

All pictures taken from Kex Spitzenkultur kex-spitzenkultur.com

The Dot – Point of View

The Dot – Point of View

The Dot – Point of View

What really drives me as a human being is trying to see the so called outside world from different views and angles.

That´ s why I love to watch perspective changing movies and I am fascinated by art, which is able to do that.

Yes, you might now suggest some drugs for help, but no, thank you ;)

I think our world is so outstandingly amazing, there´s no need for that.

As we all know, everyone perceives the world around us in a personal subjective way.

And some of us really have a whacky experience with it.

Like Yayoi Kusama.

This woman is obsessed with dots. Today she is one of the most important japanese artists and internationally known for her exquisite net and dot paintings as well as her sculpture and performance work.

„Accumulation“1963 P: Tom Powell

But how on earth is someone doomed to paint dots over and over again? This background story is what fascinates me about Kusama:

Since she was a young girl she has had hallucinations. They started for example while she was eating her breakfast. She stared at the tablecloth and got lost in its pattern. When she looked up to the ceiling, she saw the same pattern, it appeared at the walls, she saw it on her body and finally in the entire space around her. As she described it, she felt like dissolving herself completely in the pattern until nothing of her remained.

Those hallucinations accompanied her throughout her whole life.

Kusama had to struggle a lot to be accepted by her family. Her parents followed her wish and sent her to New York in 1955 – but only under the premise of never coming back to Japan.


In the recent years some of the big names in fashion business collaborated with her like Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton. And I just love the picture of George Clooney for W-Magazine, completely wrapped up in dots and thinking…?

P: Emma Summerton

Today Kusama is 86 years old and she is voluntarily living in a mental hospital in Japan and she still does what she loves doing most: painting dots.

This last picture of her work below is about infinity and was part of an exhibiton at the Tate Modern 2012.

„Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away“ 2013, P: Maris Hutchinson

Art to Smile

Art to Smile

Art to Smile

One of my favourite artists is Martin Creed from the UK. I was attracted by his work in the London restaurant Sketch. ( I did a blog post about that place earlier.)

Martin Creed at sketch, London

Martin Creed and his work at Sketch, London

Creed is internationally acclaimed for working across a multitude of disciplines including installation, sculpture, music, dance and film. And he got famous when he won the turner price 2001. What I like so much about him is his playful approach towards art. For him ART is just a word – and by the way: he numbers his work consecutively. So each work has the same importance, wether he arranges artistically some balls lying around – or glues a sticky something to the wall. And there is always fun and humor in his work.

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Martin Creed, photobylalulula

Martin Creed, Work No. 960, photo by lalulula

Another eccentric work of Creed has been the runners at the Tate Gallery. Every 30 seconds some runners were sprinting through the rooms as if their life depended on it. As Creed said, he wanted to show an example of being alive as the opposite of death, being perfectly still. But first of all he wanted to create something funny, what made him smile.

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This perfectly corresponds to my way of experiencing and looking at art. Do you like this kind of art making you smile?

I´d love to hear from you in the comments!

xoxo Gabi

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