These pictures are of a piece Christien Meindertsma created for the exhibit Design for a Living World, which just opened at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The exhibit aims to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.
For Christien’s piece, she used wool from a sustainable sheep ranch in Idaho and created a “flock” of different knit parts, each one made from 3.5 pounds of wool, the yield of a single sheep. Then she sewed them all together to make one huge and heavy knit rug!
It reminds me a bit of those phat knits from before. I love them both! There is something about the thick texture of these giant knits that is irresistible!
Via Les Carnets Du Design.
From the same guy who created the awesome crayon rings, Timothy Liles now brings us these sweet necklaces with chalk pendants! Yet another piece of pretty and colorful jewelry that I would distract myself with constantly if given the chance! Hee hee!
Check out Timothy’s site here!
I’m not sure if any of you already saw this amazing hoodie by Ungaro on Fashion Toast, but I had to put it here just in case! Can you believe all the chains?! Even though I feel like this hoodie might be a bit heavy to wear, I would love to have one. What do you guys think of it? Are you in love like me, or are the chains a bit much for you? I’d be interested to know!
Also one other thing very quickly – look at this necklace!
This picture came from The Moldy Doily. How adorable is that necklace?!
I recently came across Julian Merrow-Smith‘s site Postcard from Provence, and I am totally obsessed! Originally from the UK, Julian currently lives in the Provence region of France, and each day he posts a new painting he has done, usually on postcard sized paper. As you can see, the paintings are just exquisite – I could look through them all day! You can do the same here.
I found his site on Apartment Therapy!
It’s so muggy in Philadelphia today! It is starting to feel very summery outside and for some reason I just have this great song, Walk Don’t Run, by The Ventures stuck in my head! I came across this video of them performing the song live in 1960 – I’m pumped! You don’t always find clips like these! It’s a little blurry at times but the close ups of their faces while performing are so cute! They look nervous!
Anyway, great song, enjoy!