COFFEE CUP BOOKS

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

reclaimed coffee cup notebooks, new york city, design squish blog

Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley


August 19, 2012

BRUSH FACTORY

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder, design squish blog

brush factory, cincinnatti, pipr candleholder,design squish blog

Brush Factory started in Brighton, an historic industrial district of Cincinnati.  It has been home to artists, artisans, designers, and others for many years. Brighton is filled with handsome old brick multi-story buildings steeped in history. This history and unique setting inspires and infuses everything we do.  Brush Factory brand places value on things like little material waste, a balance between innovation and tradition and above all, creating a product that has a unique personality built to last. We are committed to excellence in craft, quality, workmanship and design. Rosie Kovacs, fashion designer, stylist and purist at heart, believes that living a simple life doesn’t have to be dull.  A Cincinnati native, she chose to start her clothing label after attending the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP School of Design. Residing in Cincinnati allows her to spread out, giving her the room and means to make her own products in house as well as collaborate with partner and fellow designer, Hayes Shanesy.

- http://brushmanufactory.com/


August 13, 2012

SEASHELL NECKLACE

seashell necklace, rope, net, design squish blog

Seashell necklace made from seashells found on the shores of Florida. Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory Moon Snail.


ON ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/105208093/nautical-seashel-necklace


July 25, 2012

RAG RUG

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

handmade in brooklyn, rag rug, design squish blog

Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric. 


July 24, 2012

CLOUD PILLOW

organic cotton fabric white cloud pillow, design squish blog

white cloud pillow, organic cotton, design squish blog

Take a nap with your head in the clouds. White organic cotton cloud pillow.

ON ETSY: https://www.etsy.com/listing/98195618/white-cloud-pillow-organic-cotton


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June 02, 2012

KRIA

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

kria jewelry, design squish blog

The Cod Collection from Kria is a study of the fish which has sustained Icelandic culture for centuries and focuses on extracting details to imagine objects of ritualization.

- http://kriajewelry.com


May 28, 2012

T-SHIRT CHAIR

reclaimed materials, weaved old t-shirts made into soft chair padding

T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg. Unique upholstery is created by weaving old t-shirts and textiles through chair structure. 


May 12, 2012

RE-LOVE

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Re-Love  is a project by MAEZM.“Most clothes and chairs used in the past were collected by the artists and other relevant parties. It was designed based on a new method using objects in which memories remain and original function gone.  The discarded chair once again becomes a comfortable sofa with clothes on top. Clothes are what enable the chair to play its part. This is also understood as one’s own past. As clothes are tangled, memories can be tied up to create a new love. To love the things again means to add another function to them. To love the things again means to add another function to them”

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“To love the things again here needs be distinguished from recycling. Though the old and ragged chair in my room will gradually lose a great deal of its original function, it will hold prevalent value over other new ones through the time and space shared with me. This chair may carry an image of myself on it, stretching leg to the floor, or elaborately cherish a reminiscence of a time when I conversed with someone.
Sharing of such time and memory is also a matter of intimacy between me and the thing. However, regrettably enough, we repeatedly replace the thing for a new ‘goods’ unconsciously in pursuit of the ‘function’ it provides. The relationship between a thing and people should be understood as an expression of
‘self love’ on oneself as a result rather than personifying a thing. The intention is that the act of loving a thing again is engraved as love of one self about the time and space, and such love be proposed as methodology through ‘RE_LOVE’ “


May 11, 2012

SALTILLO SARAPES

SALTILLO SARAPE, handcrafted, design squish blog

SALTILLO SARAPE, dizziying amazing, rug, design squish blog

SALTILLO SARAPE, dizzying amazing, carpet, design squish blog

saltillo sarapes, dizzying, design squish blog

Stunningly dizzying handwoven saltillo sarapes at the Museum of American Indian. “The earliest Saltillo Sarapes, from before about 1850, employ hand-woven wools and organic dyes (indigo, vegetal green and ivory/natural wool—including an extremely costly red dye, cochineal, produced by pulverizing cochineal bugs, a parasite of the nopal cactus. The designs of these early sarapes, generally a diamond of some sort, are linear and geometric. Sarapes are distinct from the world’s other great textile traditions. There are eye-dazzling effects, particularly in the central medallion, and some early examples vibrate like a piece of Op Art”


May 08, 2012

SEASHELL NECKLACE

nautical seashell necklace, buy on etsy, design squish

Nautical Seashell Necklace is made from seashells found on the shores of Florida’s Sanabel Island.  Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory snail called Moon Snail.

On ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98197985/seashell-nautical-necklace

 


April 25, 2012

VINTAGE FABRIC POT HOLDERS

vintage fabric pot holders, design squish blog

vintage fabric pot holders, design squish blog

Pair of cotton pot holders, sewn with 1940s Vintage florals by Lilleputt Studio on Etsy


April 17, 2012

MADE BY

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Broom corn grown on Old Field Farm in the Hudson River Valley, made into hand brooms.

pencil cases, handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Pencil bags.

brooms, handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

handmade by christin ripley, design squish

Handmade by Christin Ripley for Christin Ripley.


April 09, 2012

IN THE CLOUDS

clouds photograph, design squish blog

clouds photograph, design squish blog

ceramic cloud shaped plates, craft, design squish blog

Ceramic cloud shaped dishes by JD Wolfe on Etsy.

clouds, contempoary photography, design squish blog


April 02, 2012

MOSS RAG RUGS

moss rag rug

moss rag rugs

Moss rag rugs from recycled fabric and yarn by Kate Fenker.

- http://www.katefenker.com


February 11, 2012

FOREST CREATURES

forest creatures, animal costumes, bear, design squish blog

forest creatures, foc felt hat, design squish blog

Felted fox hat by Vaivanat


January 25, 2012

BASKETS, HANDMADE IN BROOKLYN

handmade rope baskets, design squish blog Handmade rope baskets by Brooklyn-based artist Doug Johnston.

HANDMADE PENCILS

handmade diy pencils, design squish blog

handmade pencils, design squish blog

French designer Ariane Prin has been working on a project called “From Here for Here” as a part of her master’s program at the Royal College of Art. This project produces pencils sustainably by using waste from various departments of the school with the goal of supplying drawing tools for students. Each pencil has a center filled with graphite from the glass department, and its body comprised of sawdust from the wood workshop, clay from the ceramic department, and flour from the cafeteria.  Watch a video on how these pencils were made on DesignBoom


July 10, 2011

DIY RUSSIA

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Above: DIY wooden toy car

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Above: DIY scarecrow

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Above: DIY sleds

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Above: DIY bird feeder

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Above: DIY stool

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Above: DIY bench

-DIY Russia on folkforms


June 21, 2011

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