It's finally here!! The SCARFSHOP by Martha of Uniform Natural:

SCARFSHOP - CayenneSCARFSHOP - Fog"SCARFSHOP scarves are hand dyed scarves for men, women and children. They can be worn in numerous ways and work well as scarves, shawls, wraps & throws."

"Kettle dyeing in small batches using water based dyes gives the fabric a rich and slightly mottle appearance. Because each scarf is hand dyed in small dye lots, a slight color variation will occur from batch to batch." (more)

weck jars

Weck JarsClassic glass canning/storage jars by German company WECK available at Heath Ceramics and Terrain

(via Remodelista)

busy busy busy

PAWLING | print studio - product shot processSorry for the lack of posts lately, but we've been busy, busy, busy. Look out for our newest item (art prints!!) debuting at the end of the week.

PAWLING | print studio - screen printing processWe also have six new geometric tote designs printed with water-based eco inks and about ten new card designs that are just waiting to be photographed. And we're working on the finishing touches of our 2011 calendar, which we can't wait to share with you!

interesting places

We've been meaning to post this for months, but kept finding more "places" to feature and were never able to narrow it down. Obviously it was crying out to be a ongoing series instead! Maybe you've noticed the preponderance of map and aerial photo related posts, but in case you didn't already know, we love love love maps and have "wasted" entire days just exploring google maps.

The topographic patterns in nature are fascinating enough on their own, but when they're combined with man's relentless desire for everything to be orthogonal, amazing things happen.  Patterns collide and beautiful, complex new ones emerge.  The most fascinating spots are where the actual collisions occur, where both patterns are understood and the contrast makes each more powerful than when they are alone.

Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan (explore)


I want this chair/bench from Atelier so bad:

Atelier - bench(via Emily Schriebl Scott)

shannon rankin

Shannon Rankin's work with maps and fields is right up our alley:

Shannon Rankin - Germinate (5000 seeds)Germinate (5000 Seeds), 2009

Shannon Rankin - Polar RegionPolar Region (in process)

Shannon Rankin - Anatomy SubscriptionAnatomy Subscription (available on Etsy)

edward burtynsky

A few of my favorite images from Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky:

Edward Burtynsky - Oxford Tire Pile 02Oxford Tire Pile #2, Westley, California, USA, 1999

Edward Burtynsky - Oil Fields 19bOil Fields #19b, Belridge, California, USA, 2003

Edward Burtynsky - Carara Marble Quarries 24Carrara Marble Quarries #24, Carrara, Italy, 1993

Exploring the Residual Landscape (artist statement)

"Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work. I set course to intersect with a contemporary view of the great ages of man; from stone, to minerals, oil, transportation, silicon, and so on. To make these ideas visible I search for subjects that are rich in detail and scale yet open in their meaning. Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries and refineries are all places that are outside of our normal experience, yet we partake of their output on a daily basis."

"These images are meant as metaphors to the dilemma of our modern existence; they search for a dialogue between attraction and repulsion, seduction and fear. We are drawn by desire - a chance at good living, yet we are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. Our dependence on nature to provide the materials for our consumption and our concern for the health of our planet sets us into an uneasy contradiction. For me, these images function as reflecting pools of our times." (more)

(via prix pictet)

valentin ruhry

Valentin Ruhry - Welle (Wave)Valentin Ruhry - Welle (Wave)Welle (Wave) by Valentin Ruhry
Fluorescent Tubes, Steel, Cabel, 360 x 520 x 80 cm, 2010

(via Enid Hwang via today and tomorrow)

thomas schnur

Thomas Schnur let us know about his new project holzbank, but it was these gadgets that really caught our eye. It's not often that the play on everyday objects is so compelling. The scissors and container for cutting herbs and the measuring glass are unique and classic at the same time.

Thomas Schnur - krauterzerkleiner herb scissors cola-wurfelzucker-glasleft: krauterzerkleiner herb scissors, right: cola-wurfelzucker-glas

"Alcohol , sugar , caffeine , nicotine, ... Are the ingredients we add more or less consciously to influence our well being. How much do we consume when and where we are often unaware. The cola - glass cube sugar making measurable what most people would prefer to repress." (more)

florian hauswirth

Awesomeness from Florian Hauswirth for PostFossil:

Florian Hauswirth for PostFossil - DeuxpieceDeuxpiece, 2010 (via Design Milk)

"Divided – United: An assemblage between a water and a wine jug. With a good meal you should enjoy good wine and clear water." (more)

Florian Hauswirth for PostFossil - DoublefaceFlorian Hauswirth for PostFossil - DoublefaceDoubleface, 2009 (via Dezeen)

"The idea behind doubleface’s design is both simple and intriguing. The outline determines the form of the collection, a fruit bowl and a vase. Both objects are made of ceramic and cherry wood." (more)

studio moe

An elegant, space-saving desk made from reclaimed wood by Andrew Moe of Studio Moe (He also teaches and performs Argentine Tango!!). Be sure to click through to admire the killer drawer!

Studio Moe - console deskConsole Desk

"All of our pieces are created from resawn hardwood beams salvaged from dismantled buildings across the country. From a barn outside of Kutztown, Pennsylvania to a tobacco warehouse in eastern Tennessee, to a textile mill in Massachusetts, each beam has a story, and carries its history in its grain." (more)

(via cielbleu)

tomas alonso

Yikes, it's been almost two weeks since our last post! We're feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a break from the city and internet. Lots of new items are in the works, but first, how about some beautiful planters to ease back into things:

Tomas Alonso - Greenroom planter for climbing plantsGreenroom by Tomas Alonso for Teracrea

"Greenroom is a set of large terracotta pots, interconnected by means of fibreglass cane arranged in arched shapes, acting as a support for climbing plants; by positioning three or more pots, you can create a green area covered with plants neatly growing along the cane. This system has been devised for indoor and outdoor fitting." (more)