Making

This is a lovely new ‘making of’ video by British furniture brand SCP. Filmed at their upholstery factory in Norfolk, the video was shown on SCP’s stand in Milan last week alongside a live furniture making workshop. Read the rest of this entry »

Inspired by the increasingly digital nature of human interaction, Dutch desginers Raw Color have invented the Cryptographer, a printing machine that generates pattern from text messages. Each character from the text message is transformed into a specified icon and then printed in bleach onto fabric via a pen which is attached to the print head of the Cryptographer. Read the rest of this entry »

NYTimes peep Peeps

April 6th, 2012 Posted In:
Food
Making

It’s Easter weekend, and the New York Times has made our Friday very good with these photos of the Peeps factory in Bethlehem, PA. I think this is an American thing, but Peeps are sugar coated marshmallow candies shaped like baby chicks and bunnies. I like mine stale, so I open them up, let them breath for a few weeks and eat them when most peeps would toss them in the garbage. You don’t have to celebrate Easter to enjoy a crunchy, stale marshmallow.

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The wonderful Spanish rug company nanimarquina sent us a sneak peak and some process photos of its upcoming introduction to debut in Milan this month. Chillida is based on the artwork of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). nanimarquina has created a collection based on a chronological selection of his work, from Figura Humana 1948, through Dibujo Tinta 1957, to Collage 1966 that reflects the process prior to his most famous sculpture, the Peine del Viento in San Sebastián.  It also includes two pictures of his famous hands from the 90s, and Gravitación, 1993 and 1994, where he creates a new form of relief, sculpture made of paper.  All of this work has been accurately translated into the rugs. All are handmade using various techniques and different materials like wool, silk and mohair, to give texture and show the essence of his work.

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