One in a series featuring local artisans from Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy whose work I love and want to share.
Have you SEEN these quilts?! This is the work of Haptic Lab. Haptic means a sense of touch and hand-made is the creed of Emily Fischer, the studio's founder. Emily started by making kites on her living room floor after being laid off from her architecture job in 2009. "It's the best thing that's ever happened to me. Now I get to make things." She also now works from a spacious studio in Bed-Stuy with her own crew of artisans. When I visited recently they were in full holiday elf mode to meet demand for her hand-stitched, elaborately patterned quilts and fantastical sailing ship kites. What enamors me about Haptic Lab is the combination of high craft with visceral, dreamy design. www.hapticlab.com