Saturday, October 8, 2011
Well, I'm sure you didn't wait for me to break the news about Greek handmade clutch bag designer Spanaki.
Quite a while ago, Anna (the talented girl behind the Spanaki name) decided to give me a little something.
For those of you who aren't familiar with her work, Anna upcycles newspaper and magazine covers into cute little handbags, all handmade by her.
This clutch is quite special for several reasons:
It's the cover of LiFO newspaper issue of December 3rd 2009, featuring a painting by Wake...
...and on the inside of the same issue, there's a picture and a mini interview of my dear friend Larry Gus.
You know how much I love beautiful stuff being created from things we usually consider garbage.
Especially when I remember this picture I personally shot back on December of 2009.
So, for all those separate reasons, I really much appreciate Anna's gesture as much as I appreciate her work, both as a clutch maker and a graphic designer.
Just look at those beautiful postcards designed by her, that she gave me along the clutch!
If you're intrigued by her work, you live in Athens and would like to see her clutches up close, this is your lucky weekend!
Anna is one of the handmade goodies creators participating in Tell-A-Story tradeshow, taking place this Saturday and Sunday 12:00-21:00 at BIOS, 84 Pireos st. Athens.
Sunday morning UPDATE:
Anna and her Spanaki clutches are also participating in The Meet Market this weekend! Don't ask how it's possible for her to be in two places at once, good friends are always there to help.
So get up, have some coffee and head downtown!
I'll be paying a visit for sure. Hope to see you there too!