maandag 30 augustus 2010
"Plastic bags are the second most common form of litter
in the world after cigarette butts.
They symbolize the ambiguous nature of capitalism,
with its great abundance and great squalor.
Equally fascinated and repulsed by these objects,
Josh began embroidering plastic bags in 2004.
Initially raiding kitchen cupboards and utility closets,
he started collecting plastic bags with the intention
of rendering the bags harmless by sewing them shut.
Sewing the two sides of the bag together
denies its function while revealing its essential necessity."
zondag 22 augustus 2010
Remember my previous post? See here...
The whole weekend I made preparations,
painting, printing, thinking, finishing scarf 56...
By the way: scarf 56 is the new 43!
It's not the same, but very much alike :-)
Someone wanted a 43, so I tried.
Hope to see some of you on 3, 4 or 5 september in Ghent!
zaterdag 21 augustus 2010
"At ninety-four years of age the Danish-born American designer Jens Risom has collaborated with Rocket and Benchmark, who have jointly secured the European rights to reissue his 1950s and 1960s furniture designs.
This first collection of nine pieces are available in oak and walnut versions and are upholstered in a variety of Kvadrat fabrics and Elmo leathers."
Here you can see Jens Risom at his home...
zaterdag 14 augustus 2010
Since we came back from beautiful Canada,
I have been making this pencildrawing on my wall.
It's a wall where our livingroom used to be,
and soon we're moving my looms there.
The lines refer to fabrics,
but they also refer to the grid where I design weaving patterns on.
Still have a lot of work :-)
Later some pictures of Canada!