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Lola Loves… Funky Embroidered Snapshots by Melissa Zexter

The simple joys of embroidery. The counting, the stitching, the meticulous details... Uh, never mind. It's not for everyone, that's for sure. But for Brooklyn based artist Melissa Zexter, it provides contrast and detail to her photographic portraits. The photos themselves represent speed, and modernity, while the stitching harkens back to a less hurried time,…

Lola Loves… Embroidered Celebrity Portraits by Jenny Hart

Embroidery isn't exactly known for being super hip. Ranging from your grandmother's cross stitching to traditional hand woven rugs, it may be intricate, beautiful, and interesting, but on point, modern, and boundary pushing? Less likely. It seems then that Jenny Hart likes to defy convention. The L.A. based artist is known for her hand-stitched portraits…

Lola Loves… Jose Romussi “Dance”

In celebration of International Dance Day, we ask: if dance is an artform, then is dance as a subject in visual art self-referential? Born in Chile but based in Berlin, Jose Romussi grew up with an artistic mother, but didn't seriously pursue art until his early thirties. In his "Dance" series, Romussi emphasizes the lines…

Lola Loves… Lauren DiCioccio’s Embroidered Tote Bags

Ah, the plastic bag! Ubiquitous in modern life. A billboard for where you've shopped. Often stored under sinks, lining trash bins, or tangled in tree branches. The victim of bans in numerous progressive minded cities. But what if you're a fan? Surely there's something to appreciate about them: light, easy to carry, unassuming. With the…