If it’s possible for a blanket to achieve iconic design status, the Swedish designer Pia Wallen’s Crux blanket has been accorded it. Snapped up by those who can afford it, coveted by those who can’t, it’s the bedroom accessory tailor-made for self-proclaimed modernists and minimalists and, truthfully, anyone with good sense. Which is why we found this baby blanket by Canadian photographer (and mother) Celine Kim to be so impressive.
A fan of Wallen’s blanket herself, Kim created a diminutive version of Crux for her young daughter, with the help of the Workroom, a Toronto sewing collective. We admire the simple beauty and exquisite workmanship evident in the final result, of course, but we especially admire her personal project as an inspired (and inspiring) hand-stitched expression of motherly love.
Photo: Celine Kim