Love Lina-Marie Köppen‘s work, and her thoughts on unlearning and uselessness, via this is paper. From top: Rolling pin, bowl that looks like dough but is made of plastic, two-legged stool and long brush:
“Objects that suggest archetypical shapes and archetypical behaviour, but offer something else.”
Yes: modular plaster block casts from Jurrijn Huffenreuter via Mocoloco:
“The imperfections of the mold parts remain visible in the finished product. This makes it a clear, readable product, showing the moment of creation. If the creator would like to make an object again he only has to stack the blocks around the object to recreate the mold.”
I’ve been swooning over the work of Mushimegane Books for months, without realizing it. Vessels with feet at OEN. ALSO: These bowls.
Stainless steel beanbags from ”Stable Inhabitants of a Changing World” series by Cheryl Ekstrom via Trove.
From “removals of questionable relevance” by Michelle Leftheris. ALSO: Graffiti removal.
Jujumade‘s awesome new bag line: those ceramic details are breaking my heart. ALSO: Beads that look like little biscuits.
Handmade skewed chisel woodworking tools by Paolo del Toro, who not only carves the wood but also tempers the steel for the blades:
“I have a little bald patch on my arm from testing if the edge is honed well.”
Woven containers by Maya Bekto for Wool Fabrique.
A.K. and I made some mugs. ALSO: A bunch of bowls for a soup party!
My studio visit with the amazing Bari Ziperstein is now up on Sight Unseen!
Stools made from discarded Christmas trees, by Fabien Cappello.
“I Lost You in the Desert,” a series of painted rocks by Pascal Grandmaison. ALSO: Does anyone know where I can get charcoal bread?
Clamp trays by Lina Huring and amazing little rolly bowl.
Freaking amazing rugs by Jonathan Josefsson.
Instant classics: Bags by Otaat (oh my god backpack), maker of the perfect leather party hat.
Heading to Sri Lanka in a week to meet up with A.R. and cannot wait. (Apparently Sri Lanka is known for rainbows.) Perfect timing, my latest guide for The Etsy Blog, about wanderlust:
“It’s already dark when you arrive, dazed from the layover all swollen feet and fuzzy teeth, carrying what’s left of the place you’re leaving and one overnight bag. The air is different here — hotter and stickier and less careful — and everyone but you is wearing sandals, and no one knows your name.”
Clothes made of paper from the “Utoption” collection by Nadine Goepfert and Lisa Haag:
“We developed two almost identical collections distinguished only in their materiality. In the ”slow“ collection we focused on the use of high quality [materials] to insure a certain durability. The second collection is based around fast fashion and the mentality of a disposable society. It is entirely made of paper . . . Both collections deal with the value and the actual worth of a garment.”
ALSO: Plastic bag with paint in it.
Awesome things by Rah and Rah: shale fingers, hook, mortars and pestles.
Handmade jackets by XXY, from Zurich:
“In regards to content: transsexuality, queer culture, unisex, transformation, multifunctionality, variability.”
Overwhelming feelings of love for everyone who came to Creatures of Comfort last Saturday — photographs of the installation by Brook&Lyn, also on Sight Unseen (thanks, Jill!):
“Perhaps it’s inevitable that we would all want to touch and feel and hold the objects we covet from afar, and to make tangible the narrative we create every day. But maybe it’s just as simple as this: “It’s kind of lonely being a blogger. And this was a reason to get to know people. It’s kind of a scary thing: You think, ok, I admire their work, but will I actually get along with them?”
The answer is a resounding yes. I’m a huge fan of all the artists/designers/makers in this show, who took a chance on someone from across the vast internet and so generously trusted me with their work, and I’ll be eternally grateful.
I mean, I’m BEAMING.