My name is Lydia Crespo and I am the owner/head maker at Argaman&Defiance.
Argaman&Defiance creates 100% silk scarves. We paint intricate patterns with water-based inks and naturally dye the scarves with pigments found in tree bark roots and leaves. From stitch to surface design, Argaman&Defiance creates every piece by hand.
Website - www.argamandefiance.com
Instagram - @argamandefiance
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/argamandefiance/
What made you interested in doing a collaboration with Resident?
I love and appreciate the work Tristian executes in every design. I couldn’t help but be inspired and want to add to it.
Walk us through your design process for this specific creation - what influenced the final work?
I wanted to create something that would encompass all the whimsy magic that Unicorn symbolize. A bright fluid design that would almost dance on the paper surface was the way to go.
Did you run into any challenges when creating a design for a 3D paper product?
I had to work fast so that the wet marbling ink wouldn't bow the paper. I did a few test runs and quickly found a rhythm that worked.
If you had to choose one Resident to hangout with (or to hang in your house!) who would it be?
Beverly the Rhino - But maybe that is cheating because she is already in my home. If I had to pick another it would be Louise the Giraffe.
Any podcast, album or show suggestions for our community to check out while they build their next Resident?
If I can shout out myself - I have been featured on a few podcast speaking about my work, process, collaboration, and chemistry!
What I listen to:
- Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project
- Pop Culture Happy Hour
- How Did This Get Made
I want to focus more on items for the home. Artwork, plant hangers, throws, curtains, pillows. All things homey and cozy.