// Faraz Dhishoom //
Street art sighted in February of 2008, at the intersection of Bush Street and Grant Avenue in San Francisco. It's probably long gone by now.
In other news, I have fallen in love with MUKU, the fiber-based project of "two young artists living under the same roof, sharing the joy of raising their 2 years old daughter. [...] These clothes are less about fashion and more about the way of living. [...] All MUKU clothes are designed and made in Lithuania, the home of the brand and home to some of the best natural fabrics and materials." They release collections for both children and adults, but the grownup apparel piques my interest the most. I pulled pictures from their blog and each image is linked to the post it came from, but please also persuse the shop.
The billowy shapes, especially of the blouses and trousers, remind me of Mao's China:
// via NPR //
I wonder if the resemblance is intentional or even noticed. According to Wikipedia, Lithuania was the first country to break out of USSR, a year before its dissolution. I don't know much about Soviet Russia et al., but I do know that "Mao suits" were a tribute to Lenin, modeled on Soviet military uniforms. I like the idea that MUKU's designs are social commentary as well as beautiful minimalist pieces.