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Embroidered Houses by Happy Red Fish
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Multimedia artist Hagar Vardimon-Van Heummen runs a creative studio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, called Happy Red Fish, producing a series of work that combines thread on paper. The Lonely Houses series uses found photos of houses from vintage books and hand stitches lines and patterns onto them with embroidery thread. The results are a beautiful array of three-dimensional works that bring color and life to the old structures.

Happy-Red-Fish-2-1_All-those-words(detail),-collage-and-thread-on-paper,29.7x42cm,-2013-

All those words – detail, thread on paper, 29.7x42cm, 2013

Happy-Red-Fish-3-1_Clouds-and-roots,thread-on-paper,29.7x42cm,-2013

Clouds and roots, thread on paper, 29.7x42cm, 2013

Happy-Red-Fish-4-1_Wrapped,-thread-on-paper,29.7x42cm,-2013-

Wrapped, thread on paper, 29.7x42cm, 2013

Happy-Red-Fish-5-2_Climbing,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

Climbing, thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Happy-Red-Fish-6-2_Dripping,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

Dripping, thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Happy-Red-Fish-7-2_Float-,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

Float , thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Happy-Red-Fish-8-2_Forward,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

Forward, thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Happy-Red-Fish-9-2_On-the-shore,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

On the shore, thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Happy-Red-Fish-10-Tower,thread-on-paper,-21x29cm,-2012-

Tower, thread on paper, 21x29cm, 2012

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.