Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stormy Kromer

Living in Michigan necessitates an ample collection of headgear choices. Winters can go from mild to face freezing in a matter of hours, and inversely, what works in the winter may boil your head in the fall and spring. For … Continue reading

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Ngrams for the Textile Nerds.

Here for your amusement and conversation are some Textile related Google Book Ngrams. Discuss.

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Tomas Saraceno

I’m jealous of Tomas Saraceno’s work. Its true. His installations of molecular dream-scapes made of bungie cords and rope make me want to drop everything, stock up on screw-eyes and cord and go to town out in my studio making … Continue reading

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Umbrella Parachute Roof

Continuing with the theme of architectural textiles that I seem to be headed down lately, I present to you the retractable roof of the Festungsarena Kufstein in Austria; an outdoor performance space placed in the fortifications of the 14th century … Continue reading

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Warren Seelig: Oculus

Warren Seelig sent these photos of his current installation at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. Titled Oculus, this installation is in the rotunda of the museum and is constructed of thousands of strands of monofilament intersecting in harmony to … Continue reading

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Pasta Carpet

Consider me amused. More carpet tomfoolery at We Make Carpets I swear. Next week I’ll get back to more actual Blogging about textiles. Not to say that this isn’t textile related, and I do appreciate the misuse of materials to … Continue reading

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The Art of Structure

I believe engineering can (and should) be inspiring, inventive and beautiful. So I knew that part of my Thanksgiving trip to Pittsburgh would have to be spent at the Carnegie Museum of Art to see the dual exhibition: The Art … Continue reading

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