shy girl & shy guy

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of masks. It’s funny how into them people get every Halloween, but I’m actually more interested in them as works of art all year round. I’ve seen spectacular masks everywhere, from art school classrooms to hole-in-the-wall antique shops around NYC. These ready-to-embroider pillows from Sublime Stitching are based on an illustration by Rosie Music. Each set comes with instructions for starting and finishing the design on your own, so you can play a role in the final product. I love the little couple in their masks; they’re slightly creepy but in a way I really love. If you’re interested in embroidering some of Rosie’s Shy Girls and Guys, click here to pick up the set at Sublime Stitching online ($40).


These remind me of the people of Rapture, in Bioshock.


Oh, these are sweet. Reminds me of the scene in Breakfast at Tiffanys, when Holly and Paul run out with masks from the 5&10 shop.


Its great to see such a fresh modern take on embroidery! Even if it is slightly creepy….