We continue to find inspiration by learning about the complex structures, systems and processes in natures. Seemingly simple and perhaps obvious to some, we love digging deeper to learn how things work and to find ways to connect with what we find.
Print by Nature Series:
09 - Algae (coming soon)
08 - Khaya Print
07 - Marble Mountain
06 - Atisô
05 - Bark
04 - Marble and Rock
03 - Seeds
02 - The Sea Snail
01 - The Sprout and Orchid Print
Printed all on silk using custom color dyes.
Xà Cừ: The Khaya Print
The custom prints are inspired by the barks of the Xà Cừ trees (Khaya senegalensis) on Tôn Đức Thắng, one of the oldest streets in the center of
Sài Gòn. Many of the trees lining this road have been planted since late 1860s to early 1870s, but all of them are being cut down or removed due to road expansion. It is often when things are lost that we start to notice them.
Marble Mountain SS18
Kaarem explores swirls, veins, and colors of marbles from Vietnam. We designed two custom digital prints: Orange Veinstone and Blue Veinstone.
Kaarem explores textures, shapes, and colors of an Artichoke. We have designed a custom digital print: Atisô Print.
Bark Print SS17
Kaarem explores textures, shapes and colors from trees. We have designed a custom digital print: Bark Print.
Kaarem explores textures, shapes and colors from seeds. We have designed four custom digital prints: Pericarp Yellow Print, Endocarp Gradient Print, Seed Purple Print, and Seed Blue Print.
Marble and Rock FW15
Kaarem explores textures, shapes and colors from impurities of gemstones. We have designed two custom digital prints: Marble and Rock. Printed all on silk – including handwoven raw silk.
Sea Snails SS15
Kaarem explores textures, shapes and colors from the shells of the marine gastropod mollusk (sea snail). We have designed two custom digital prints: Operculum Blue and Gastropod Coral. Printed all on silk – including handwoven silk.
The Sprout and Orchid Leaf SS14
Kaarem explores the cycle of nature, drawing inspiration from a collection of orchids in our garden. Kaarem designs two custom digital prints: Sprout Print - a sprout coming out of an orchid plant and Orchid Leaf Print - an orchid leaf as it begins to fade.