indoor plants. check. urban jungle balcony. check. too many hours being cooped at home. check. color study. check. textile creation. check. dynamic structures. check. taking inspiration from japanese ikebana flower arrangements. check. playful nests. check. check. check.
i’m anything but a green thumb kind of girl. but hey, there’s nothing new about that. however, the minute i stumble upon anything miniature and succulent like, i immediately stop in my tracks.
and with that being said, say hello to meytar hacham and her playful nests.
playful nest is meytar’s 2020 graduate project at the textile design department at the shenkar college. i know, i know, it’s 2021 already but when i spotted these mini nests (read: planters) wherever i turned, there’s only one thing i could do, write about it. duh. anyways, this little soft pastel greenery haven is such a refreshing take on the common stiff and massive planters out there.
as a textile design student, meytar delved into form and color study by creating her own textiles and textile connections. she tested different surfaces and ways of joining fabrics by using diverse embroidery stitches. she used polyester thread as her main material. next was the weaving of the fabrics with an industrial loom. the final step was sewing, which was mostly by hand and embroidery on top of it.
these soft architecture like objects are such a refreshing and surprising spin on the everyday green laboratory that most of the humans created for themselves during this out of this world isolating year. the year in which some discovered their green thumb and some realized that even air plants and succulents can actually die.
Thank you See you soon