Posts Tagged ‘ DESIGN ’


April 14, 2011

about a year and a half ago, i posted some of hans krondahl’s work after seeing an image of one of his textiles in a magazine i had picked up in copenhagen. a few months ago, i was surprised to see that he had read and commented on the post! it was mutually exciting for...
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March 29, 2011

the first time i went to courtney’s house i was 19 and i thought she was the coolest “adult” ever: she had a garden (that was growing!), an impressively minimal living room (perfectly neat furniture!) and a whole dinner cooking on the stove (in a clean kitchen!). while everyone else i knew was sleeping...
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March 5, 2011

playgrounds in the states are so predictable- kid and baby swingsets, monkey bars, a single plastic spiral slide and a tire swing, if you’re lucky. but those living in atlanta are lucky to play on something a bit different- the piedmont park playscape, designed by isamu noguchi, a japanese-american artist. built in 1976 with sponsorship from...
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science fair

March 1, 2011

i wish my science fair projects had looked this good! designer linda dong has created some delightfully minimal images exploring “the beauty inherent in simple scientific concepts and experiments.” gotta love the video demonstrating air pressure w/a hard boiled egg. be awed by simple science!
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February 27, 2011

this past summer, nico and i had the privilege of visiting walter de maria’s lightning field, a land art sculpture built in 1977 on 1 mile x 1 km of new mexican desert. we were scheduled to spend a night in the cabin on site and for days leading up to it, we couldn’t...
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all decked out

February 18, 2011

summertime calls for lounging outside, and lounging outside calls for a perfect chair to sit upon! canadians gwyneth and tamra, obsessed with the english deck chair, have created their own version of the simple seats. under the name gallant & jones, they build folding black walnut frames suited with striped or printed fabrics perfect...
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hot off the presses!

January 14, 2011

we’re excited to share pages from the december 2010 issue of san francisco magazine featuring elizabeth prost’s horsehair necklaces! thanks for the credit, sfmag! don’t forget to stop by the BIG THINGS SHOP to get yours!
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October 26, 2010

shaadee came to model for us at metier when the latest shipment of isabel marant came in. she looked awesome in the clothes and we had a great time playing dress up and shooting her in the alley behind the store. when we asked what she “did,” she proudly replied that she was recently...
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October 16, 2010

bojagi!!! what a fantastic word for a fantastic object! in typical quilt-like fashion, bojagi were made from leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, but instead of providing warmth, they were used by the average korean to wrap and carry other objects. when used as a food covering, the backside was lined with oiled...
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October 14, 2010

camelia was nice enough to let me photograph her studio up in diamond heights, a hefty bikeride into the hills above the city with a panoramic view of the incoming fog. her talent is apparent right as you walk into her home. it’s impeccably organized and tidy, which is reflected in her garments’ clean...
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