I'm so thrilled to have found one of my very first industrial fabrics up for auction at Rago. And to be on these Saarinen chairs. While working at a truly fantastic German mill I made a fabric based on Fantastic Voyage. Then it sold to Knoll! It is hard to see, but inside of the ovals there is a thick cotton deflecting thread.
Dave Hakkens has created Precious Plastics, a system for chopping up, heating and forming post consumer plastics. Like an exceptional citizen of the world he has made the plans available on line, and has tutorials aplenty. He really wants small localized recycling to form and gain momentum. Here is his tutorial on making planks and rods:
Wright auction house has a set of 10 chairs by my dear friend Kevin. These beauties were designed in 1988 and were in the offices of Island Records. There is a 100% chance these chairs had contact with Grace Jones.
In the words of Glenn "Wish I had a board room. Or a record label."
The same auction has a commission cautionary tale.
Modern Magazine- a thoughtful deep digging magazine has published an article by Glenn Adamson that I really love. We are ready to take on your straw and turn it into gold. Oh and, I really like kids, but don't worry, I don't want your first born. The whole thing is in our press section.
Our reading soundtrack recommendation.
Nasa is developing 3-D printed fabrics that combine not only the functionality of the materials they are made of, but also their structural function.
Fabrics could be made in space to fit jobs managing heat absorption or deflection, tensile strength, meteorite deflection. They could be made of new material or even recycle material that is at hand.
Maybe this technology can realize this vision of the future:
Thank you BoingBoing where I get about 35% of my information.
Nova, the PBS show, has just made a show on folding that I can't stop talking about.
Their decription: The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from how leaves blossom to how beetles fly. But now, engineers and designers are applying its principles to reshape the world around us—and even within us, designing new drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. With this burgeoning field of origami-inspired-design, the question is: can the mathematics of origami be boiled down to one elegant algorithm—a fail-proof guidebook to make any object out of a flat surface, just by folding? And if so, what would that mean for the future of design? Explore the high-tech future of this age-old art as NOVA unfolds “The Origami Revolution.”
We are facing difficult times. We are all trying to figure out how to be a nation again.
One review said: Costume Designer Fabio Toblini excels with his elaborate designs that spare no excess or detail. From Cécile’s youthful debutante gowns and Madame de Tourvel’s just demure enough day dresses to Valmont’s velvet waistcoats and brocade dandy vests, he uses fine fabric, texture, and color to perfectly define his characters. But his sumptuous designs reserved for Merteuil, flowing visions in electric jewel tones, trump even the best of his plot. Miss Douglas’ talent and persona draped in Toblini’s extravagant creations espousing Hampton’s sublime words combine into the mesmerizing force of nature she creates in Merteuil. Toblini provides her with every tool she needs to commandeer the stage with minimal effort.
We were ready for our close up with a rare inclusion of our favorites.