First of all, how amazing is that name?!
Wool and the Gang is a group of knitters selling Crazy Sexy Wool from Peru and making clothing and accessories. They were just in New York during fashion week for an opening on Bond Street that attracted attention from lots of the celebrities in town for the shows like Erin Wasson, Mary Kate, and Peaches Geldof (You can see the party photos on their blog.)
There is much exploring to be done on their website for knitting projects, accessories, wool, and inspiration!
Check out this work by 10 year old graffiti artist Solveig. I love it!
That fresh tat is also by Solveig! Some guy had seen a lot of her work around and really liked it, so he requested a tattoo! I’m so impressed! There’s a little picture article about her on Telegraph UK, and it has a little bit more information about her in the blurbs. I couldn’t figure out where she’s from, though I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. Whatever, she’s awesome! Make sure to have a look at Solveig’s Flickr too, she has a ton of terrific pictures!
I’m excited for this film Tokyo! based on the questions, “Do we shape cities, or do cities shape us?”
It helps that Michel Gondry is involved (director of Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine) and that the trailer looks so intriguing!
So I recently bought a copy of Kris’ latest zine, Cool Heart, and I love it so much! I seriously look at it like 10 times a day. And I’ve had it more than a week now! It’s so good, and really cute, I recommend it to anyone! Below, find a couple of pictures cut out from the zine. If you are a fan of Kris’ work you should definitely check out her site, she has lots for the eyes there! And if you want a copy of Cool Heart, get one here!
These gorgeous pictures are from the Collectanea Botanica, a series of monographs by John Lindley issued between 1821 and 1826. I love things like this! I saw them on BibliOdyssey, which is becoming one of my favorite sites to visit lately. The guy who works on it finds pictures from all kinds of old books, ones that have been posted online and ones out in the library, and then posts all the best pictures from them.
What is your job here at FP?
Design Assistant – Coordinator for Knits and Beachwear What is your current state of mind?
all over the place – lots to do Who are your heroes?
Anyone who goes out of their way to make a difference or change in the world for the better. If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
The most adorable puppy with an awesome owner OR a hippie. I was supposed to be a flower child but I came out high-strung! What or who is your greatest love?
My bed (it is the most comfortable thing in the world I don’t know how I get up every day!) And my dog Ariel & cat Mister Mookie. Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
Food! Especially Kugel.
And good friends. What do you hate the most?
Popping gum, mean people, and bad drivers. What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instrument do you play in this band?
I would be the lead singer because that would be awesome. It’s too bad I’m tone-deaf. What color are you? bright orange What is your motto? What you don’t know can’t hurt you and If it’s meant to be, it will be.
These paintings by Amy Bennett really intrigue me, because they look to me like miniature models, not oil paintings! There are a few little places on each piece where I can clearly see it’s paint, but for the most part it really tricks my eye! Don’t they look like little figurines to you?
Via Design Crisis.
How do you guys like this Mona Lisa folding chair? You could put it on your wall, or sit on it! I really like it, weird as it is, it catches my eye. The frame is so cool! Created by Korean designer Kwang Hoo Lee, you can read more about it here on CubeMe.
This little gadget, which looks rather like a butter knife, is actually a portable toaster! Apparently you just “glide” the toaster over your slice of bread, and the bread gets toasted! And if you couldn’t tell just by looking at your bread, the cute little graphic on the toaster changes as you toast your bread to let you know how far along your toast is. Sheesh! It looks cute, but it also looks like it has the potential to be more trouble than it’s worth. What do you guys think?
See more about the toaster here. Via Oobject.