Thread Wrapping

Introducing: The Thread Wrapping Machine. And why would you need thread wrapped? Watch and find out: The Thread Wrapping Machine from Anton Alvarez on Vimeo. In case you need evidence that practice makes perfect: The first Thread Wrapping Machine. from Anton Alvarez on Vimeo.

MATTER: Origami Lamps

Issey Miyake is recycling with unprecedented style, collaborating with Artemide to make these origami-style lamps from recycled bottles. More specifically, the lamps are made of  fabric that is made from recycled bottles. The line of lamps includes floor, table and hanging fixtures. In collaboration with Italian lighting brand Artemide, Miyake’s Reality Lab researched and developed […]

TREND: Mood Indigo

It’s not that blue was ever out of style; it’s just that now everyone is calling it “indigo.” In some cases, that’s accurate—-like when describing Maura Grace Ambrose’s hand-stitched indigo-dyed quilts. These beauties arrive in a handmade cedar box. All of the quilts, above, are made of linen hand-dyed with natural indigo dye. The quilt […]


Those familiar with the television show GIRLS–because you watch it or because you’ve been suffocated by the media hype–may have also noticed that a brilliant title treatment accompanies the show: Grand Jeté is behind this adaptable treatment, which greets viewers each week in a slightly new costume. Imprint has a nice write-up about the process, […]


Emily Post had a lot to say about letter-writing. In her chapter on Notes and Shorter Letters (Chapter XXVII), she writes: IN writing notes or letters, as in all other forms of social observance, the highest achievement is in giving the appearance of simplicity, naturalness and force. 1 Those who use long periods of flowered […]