Monthly Archives: June 2009

Knitting space

A number of years ago I got to see Petra Blaisse speak at Parsons about her work and one of the best moments was her telling the story of knitting the giant sock that hides the audio equipment at the glamorous Prada store in Soho. With giant knitting needles she and an assistant made the…

Knitting chairs

Expert craftperson Ruth Cross knitted this seat cover. For some reason, the knowledge of the craft involved in the piece makes it destined to be an heirloom rather than just a chair……

Building floors

I have been thinking a lot about the depth of the DYI movement and what it means to the design world. There are a number of designers that are using the vocabulary of DYI and sustainability and working within the realm of commerce. One such designer is Christien Meindertsma. I have written about this work…

Building the fantastic

Okay, I admit it I have the “I wants”. These amazing ceramic tiles by Ashville artist Heather Knight caught my eye this weekend and I am hooked……. I like the idea of a don’t touch part of the bath and such a surprise coming out of a field of dumpy subway tile…….