Not a new story, but one that seems to keep resurfacing. Maybe there's a crumb of wisdom that intrigues people about this concept. Most people in the Western World have never, for a second, considered life without money, yet for most of the world, and nearly all of our history, this was the natural condition. … Continue reading Living Without Money
There’s been a noticeable increase in crafted products over the last 5 years.
From Artisan Bread, Chocolate and Beer to handcrafted bicycles, bags and belts. Crafts have been celebrated in books, documentaries and Design fairs. Artists like Joana Vasconcelos have adopted crafts such as crochet and lace for their chosen media, and even graffiti has taken a crafted turn with new techniques in stenciling and knit-bombing. With significant developments in progressive crafts such as digicraft, many industrial designers are also turning to craft values instead of the traditional industrial ones.
But why is it that in today’s increasingly technological culture is there also such a strong crafts vibe?
A successful exhibition titled POWER OF MAKING at the V&A in London recently celebrated this craft resurgence and presented some reasons for it. A few of the exhibiting artists, designers and craftspeople like Ji Yong-Ho and Demakersvan have already…
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N55 is a group of artists and designers who have some interesting ideas. I have been interested in the Walkinghouse since I first saw it. Here is a link to its "manual" and here is a video of it walking in Copenhagen. I selfishly wish they were doing this somewhere closer to me. While on … Continue reading N55 Walkinghouse
This is the second one I have fished out in the last few weeks. I like having them around but these big ones eat too many eggs. She was relocated well away from the house and will hopefully stay away for a while.
In our crazy over consumer, over trash generating society, its good to know that some people are stepping back and actually taking some positive steps. The No Impact Man site is definitely worth a read if our ridiculous lifestyle concerns you.