A striking still from a new documentary about “Drop City“, a temporary artist’s community in Colorado during the late 1960’s. It doesn’t look like there is a Los Angeles screening planned, but I hope to see this at some point!
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Not surprisingly, this awesome macramé playground doesn’t exist anymore. What a shame.
Native Funk and Flash – An Emerging Folk Art
by Alexandra Jacopetti/Photographs by Jerry Wainwright
Published by Scrimshaw, 1974
Are you familiar with Alternative Apparel? I was first familiarized with them a few years ago when my husband was looking for a socially conscious tee shirt company to supply tees for printing, and was trying to avoid using American Apparel. Alternative Apparel started out with basics but just like American Apparel has done over the years, Alternative Apparel is now branching out into hipper luxury knits that rival higher-end lines like T by Alexander Wang, or The Row. Even Oak NYC is selling their tees.
Osborn Design Studio has added some gorgeous embroidered boots and oxfords made with recycled huipils to their shop. Seriously awesome, and not for the timid.
Atelier NL is a Dutch ceramics company making the most exquisite vessels out of clays derived from various areas around the Netherlands. Each is stamped, documenting the origin of the earth which composes each unique piece. Seriously wish I could have visited their studios while I was in the Netherlands!
I used to do more posts for the guys out there, so this post is giving you all some love… I would just like to point out that if you haven’t checked out this shop, you should! There are really very few good Etsy shops out there that focus on quality men’s items.
So here’s the end result of my needle-felting patches onto my husband’s moth-eaten cashmere sweater (he was kind enough to model it for me). Look here for the “before.” Super fun. Original idea is here. I have another sweater to do as well… this time in a cooler palette. Have you tried your own yet?