First up is this lace inspired fencing by Dermakersvan . Their site says they will soon launch a website devoted to this fencing. Impressive what comes up when you use that feeling lucky button on Google.
While flipping through their other products, I found this picture which reminds me of Théâtre de la Mode. The Théâtre de la Mode is one of my favorite things ever. It is housed at the wonderfully strange Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington. They even have their own Stonehenge.Textile Blog, we have wonderful abstract patterns from 1900 by Rene Beauclair. You can see more of this work in this Flickr photostream.
For the Cooper Hewitt exhibit Fashioning Felt, Janice Arnold made a yurt inspired by the museum's conservatory. Here is a wonderful video of the making of the felts for her palace yurt installation. I am especially jazzed by this because I just finished reading Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. I knew little about the Mongolian's place in history before reading this. I wonder why their history is so little taught here in the west, because their impact on our history and our present is undeniable.
A crafty thing that caught my eye. I don’t usually make things that have directions, but I may actually have to learn to fold these shells, the lady in the video makes it look so easy.I like the bold, geometric drawing by Alex Purdy and this one by BernierJordan. This is my favorite, by Derrick Buisch. I like the colors and the scribbley energy, so different than anything I would do.
Fibercopia is one of my new, favorite blogs. A treasure trove of rugs and textiles chosen by an interior designer who is obviously in love of all things fiber. I have yet to make it through the archives, but I am sure that there are wonderful things to be found in them.
Look at these! I have no idea how or where I came upon these scary surgical instruments, but they are interesting as objects. I wonder what I was thinking when I bookmarked them. But, since it is October, they are just right for Halloween.