I love these organic little textile accessories from Anda Toma (aka APlusDesignnn). They are curious and intriguing and speak to me of sealife – coral, nudibranchs and strange deep-sea creatures.
Tactile and colourful, Anda crochets and beads her brooches, bracelets and necklaces in her spare time away from her interior design practice. And when she’s not crocheting, she’s felting. Or making equally cute little handpainted ceramic bears and owls for her other shop, SeleneMini. For someone who is so obviously compelled to make, it is ironic that she never enjoyed craft activities when she was a child. But she loves it now, and is constantly amazed at the variety of things you can do with just simple crocheting, weaving, or modelling with clay.
Working out of Bucharest, Romania, she is inspired by many things, including nature, architecture, interior design, and fashion (you must check out her Pinterest board on knit and crochet fashion that truly stretches the boundaries! It’s here).
“My life has always been full of color, since I was a child and I was playing in the country side. I loved the trees, the woods and the mountains. I always used to draw little house with big mountains in the back and a big smiling sun! This is the image I want to represent, the image of happiness that you can wear day by day!”
Anda also has another shop selling beautiful vintage clothes, and writes a blog about her finds – not only interesting for the clothes, but also for the architecture of Bucharest in the background (yes I’d LOVE to see more, thanks Anda!!)