ABSOLUTE MAGNATUDE: Knowing, Ignorance And Being is a collaborative, narrative based work of naturally dyed and appliquéd flags that examines the nature of consciousness and personal reality.
Throughout history man has used cloth to fabricate banners with distinctive designs and coded sets of colors to be used as symbols, signaling devices and as decoration. Over time these devices have evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signaling, identification and as a form of nonverbal communication.
Applying the basis of this form, it is Tsukamoto and Livingston’s intention to examine the nature of personal reality, knowledge and the limitation of knowing on perceived matter. Using botanical dyes to create their uniform colors, they have cut and assembled a representational narrative out of cotton and hemp to study the conundrum of universal non-duality, the origin of consciousness and the modern mind.
Lookout & Wonderland is a creative studio based in Los Angeles, California founded by Niki Livingston and Yusuke Tsukamoto with a focus on design, textile and the art of creation. Lookout & Wonderland is deeply informed by the essence of the Vienna Secession, Wiener Werkstätte, the persistent aspiration to achieve Gesamtkunstwerk and to create beautiful work that will assist in building a life that is the ultimate work of art.
THESE DAYS is located on the second floor of 118 Winston Street in Downtown Los Angeles and is open Thursday – Sunday. For more information, These Days can be reached at email@example.com.
Japan!! I'm coming to see you next week. I'll be in Osaka and Tokyo to talk about my work and teach a wall hanging workshop with Chinatsu Kambayashi. So looking forward to meeting you. Please go here for the information http://andpremium.jp/news/ohayo-store/
I'm so excited to announce my indigo dyed, shibori sandal collaboration with Beek Sandals. It's been an absolute pleasure working with such passionate designers and I loved learning to dye leather. They are now available online at Shopbop.com, Beekshop.com and A'maree's in Newport Beach, Ca
Sunday April 10th
I haven't taught a workshop in quite a while, so if you would like to come, make some pretty things and learn a bit about resist dyeing, the history of indigo and shibori here's the info::
What to bring: 2 small (tee/scarf/pillowcase) pre-washed items made from natural fibers (cotton/linen/silk)
What to wear: Old clothes and shoes you won't mind staining with indigo
Where: Chinatown, LA
Space for 12
$120 rsvp/Paypal/venmo - firstname.lastname@example.org @lookoutandwonderland reservation fee is nonrefundable if cancelled less than 3 days in advance
I am so excited to announce my newest work installed at The Butcher's Daughter in Venice. They are now open to the public and I cannot wait to feast my eyes and belly. Photographs of the uniforms I made for the staff soon coming.
The naturally dyed, shibori caftans and silk dresses are nearly gone...
This Saturday afternoon we will be launching the final collection of indigo and naturally dyed, shibori cosmic caftans! Prism of Threads will also be bringing a selection of vintage and amazing textiles from our recent trip to Peru. Bring on the party !!
For those of you near the San Diego area, please join me this evening at the Mingei Museum.
The second and final series of Prism of Threads x Lookout & Wonderland naturally dyed and indigo dyed shibori caftans. These beauties have had many months of tender work on them. Many, many weeks of mordanting and layering hand extracted botanical dyes. Some of the dresses have been worked through as many as five separate natural dye baths. The colors are truly magical.
My dearest friend Jane Palmer of Noon Design is having a sale of bits and bobs to clear out the studio today. 10am to 2pm 407 E Pico Blvd Suite 1000 Downtown LA 90015Do yourself a favor and go, go, go!!!
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely Roxana Zal of Gold Dust Dresses to create a limited edition of shibori and adire botanical dyed and indigo dyed silk dresses. The dresses are now available by appointment at my studio and on the Gold Dust Dresses webshop.
The first rug of the series is off the loom and ready for finishing work. There is no dye work involved, the colors are naturally occurring on the Alpaca, Llama and Icelandic Sheep. All of the fiber in this piece is locally sourced within my fibershed from The Ranch of the Oaks. This rug will be available for purchase soon.
I will be taking orders for another round of single cloth study of the Jittoku jacket. The jackets will be cut from a single piece of cloth, no pattern pieces. They will be created simply by cutting into the fabric and draping on the body. Each piece will be made to order with french seaming all hand dyed in true natural indigo. Shibori pattern will vary and can be determined when ordering. Contact me if you would like to make an order.
Kanye West in a custom indigo dyed sweatshirt.