April 14th, 2013
April 5th, 2013
Issey Miyake is recycling with unprecedented style, collaborating with Artemide to make these origami-style lamps from recycled bottles. More specifically, the lamps are made of fabric that is made from recycled bottles. The line of lamps includes floor, table and hanging fixtures.
Photos: Artemide and Miyake Design Studio
April 4th, 2013
It’s not that blue was ever out of style; it’s just that now everyone is calling it “indigo.” In some cases, that’s accurate—-like when describing Maura Grace Ambrose’s hand-stitched indigo-dyed quilts. These beauties arrive in a handmade cedar box.
All of the quilts, above, are made of linen hand-dyed with natural indigo dye. The quilt below, though the same palette, is made from repurposed denim.
Ambrose’s quilts combine traditional patterns with a modern sensibility. As Folk Fibers, she teaches workshops, as well, including a natural indigo-dyeing workshop in Austin, on May 18th. Sign me up!
You can read more about Ambrose and Folk Fibers, here.
[photo: Gustav Schmiege]
April 1st, 2013
Those familiar with the television show GIRLS–because you watch it or because you’ve been suffocated by the media hype–may have also noticed that a brilliant title treatment accompanies the show:
What other title treatments have you found memorable?
April 1st, 2013
I would say that a lot of this applies to email, as well. Recently, DesignSponge ran a short blog piece about email etiquette, for which the book has not yet been written. Of special note:
You can read the whole piece, here.
February 20th, 2013
Meet the Vogels, Dorothy and Herb. I’m late to the game in screening this heartening documentary about the famed art collectors who amassed one of the most important collections on two modest salaries–that of a librarian and postal worker. More accurately, they lived off of Dorthy’s salary as a librarian and Herb’s salary went solely to purchase art. I highly recommend this doc.
February 19th, 2013
Catching up with Swiss Miss posts, today, I learned of several items that I’d like to stock in my modern-day emergency kit, items that could come in handy when I’m in a tight spot.
Thanks to Swiss Miss for curatorial prowess!
February 16th, 2013
DesignSponge featured these young preservationists, on Thursday. They sent valentines to neglected buildings they love, especially those deemed “endangered.” This feels like a thoughtful and graphic strategy to express support for urban rehabilitation focused on improving existing structures, rather than bulldozing them. [All photos by Jason Wilson]
February 14th, 2013
January 29th, 2013
If you love Louise Bourgeois’ art, you may be pleased to learn of her lesser-known fabric work. A recent exhibit at Hauser and Wirth featured “70 fabric drawings” along with collage and fabric sculpture made between 2002 and 2008 (Bourgeois died in 2010).
You can read more about Bourgeois, here.