Notable Hands

Designers creating one-of-a-kind handmade products

Paula Mendoza Jewelry – Statement pieces with a touch of Punk

Paula Mendoza is a jewelry designer with a strong presence among social networks. Her Instagram pictures balance of her personal and professional life while she engages with clients and friends … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

My mini-residency at Olga Piedrahita

As I walked into Olga Piedrahita’s boutique, studio and gallery, a whole sensorial experience came about, difficult to describe at first sight. It’s clear that the form of expression this … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Steven Oo and his post-modern view of knitwear

Knitwear design seams to be on a growth path ever since chunky grandma knits started to appear on ready-to-wear runways in new and unexpected ways. They are a classic brought … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Notable Hands Magazine

The first issue of notable Hands exclusive online magazine is here! Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to comment.

November 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Is Artisanal Work a Women-led Practice?

Since I started Notable Hands, I’ve contacted several non-profit organizations, as well as designers that work with artisans around the world. The focus of this blog is not to promote … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Inspiration – Joseph Cornell’s Three-Dimensional Collage Boxes

I discovered the work of Joseph Cornell thanks to my Visual Merchandising instructor Martin Zanfardino. This self-taught artist created beautiful mini collage stories inside wooden boxes – that was his … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Satya Twena Creates Lush Hats!

If the art of dressing up our own bodies is a matter of countless conversations, then imagine the fuss that comes with wearing objects on top of our heads. We … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Our Next Favorite Statement Pieces – Nathalie Costes Collarettes!

I’ve been quite obsessed, if nothing else, with knitwear since I started making knitwear pieces during design school, about three years ago. Those days are not gone, but I also … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gravel & Gold – Find Out Everything About Their Community Of Artists And Their Crafts

How often do you ask yourself where your oranges and tomatoes come from? Do you ever wonder where on earth were the clothes you wear made, and how? I guess … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Merging jewelry and clothing – one fashion designer – Isabella Coraça

Copper hasn’t always been a designer’s prime choice when it comes to making jewels. It does oxidize easily, and changes its own look, as well as other metals it alloys … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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