ever since i studied japanese block printing in college i've been vaguely obsessed with japanese textile and print techniques. one of my favorite methods is called shibori, which is basically where western tie-dying comes from. before you cry hippy, let me explain that shibori can be done tastefully and bear NO resemblance to the mess that widespread panic fans wear. for example, this gorgeous clutch uses shibori to create a stunning contrast on the indigo colored fabric. done well this technique is really, really spectactular. this clutch (a one of a kind) is available at susan's great new artstream studios online shop ($65). if you're looking for original art, some fun home accessories, pottery or some great new odds and ends, check out the new artstream studios shop. very cool stuff. enjoy!