Handmade items have become the inspiration for a new line of textiles from Bernhardt Designs. Created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based designers Dani Song and Makoto Kishino, it’s appropriately called “Human Touch.”
Song used her silk paintings as inspiration, calling the process “an exercise of creating with an alter ego,” according to TreeHugger.
Kishino, meanwhile, took inspiration from making tea. He discovered a pattern left on a napkin his teabag had been resting on, and experimented with different techniques to produce similar patterns. He said the uncontrollability of the process intrigued him.
The resulting product features two designs in different colors, with sustainable fabrics milled in the United States.