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Loving Now x For Baby: Yoriko New York

Loving Now x For Baby: Yoriko New York

Really loving the modern simplicity of Yoriko New Yorks designs for baby and home. It reminds me of the clothes and accessories I grew up wearing in Ghana that were usually handmade, made from natural linens and even up-cycled from old flour bags. I particularly admire her line because every now and again, I like to purchase heirloom pieces for my daughter. Things that may be a little pricier but can be passed down to a sibling or her own children when that time comes in the future. These designs definitely project that timeless factor that I look for.

Yoriko Shiraishi is an artist, designer and maker based in New York City. She is multi-faceted and has has a diverse product offering. From painting to illustrating, photography and her handmade designs she inspires creativity. Her husband Rand Borden is the creator of  Kaiju Big Battel, for whom she drew many illustrations. She is the owner of an Etsy shop Yoriko New York which features the sweetest handmade home and baby products inspired by art and her two-year old daughter.

 

"I tend to pick things that get used daily - and get really dirty. I think, behind what I choose to make, is my belief that everyday can be more fun and meaningful with interesting objects. As an art student, I was never too convinced about my work hanged in galleries and museums. It felt like the beaten path for artists, and I always wandered for a different path, looking for a way to plant my work into people's lives." - Yoriko Shiraishi

I feel a lot more comfortable when I think that my work is now part of people’s everyday lives as useful objects because I am intrigued with our lives - so different from one another, so many stories. Once Kenji Miyazawa, a Japanese poet, said that the ultimate art is people’s everyday lives; I connect with his words.
— Yoriko Shiraishi
Handmade objects make you think of the maker and his/her philosophy and style; you can never obtain these from mass produced items that go through many laborers’ hands under a company’s command.

 

 

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