Conectaballs is gaining attention and taking the world by storm! It is both a puzzle and a building toy. It can be connected in virtually unlimited combinations to create numerous geometric figures, such as pyramids, cubes, and various free-form multi dimensional structures. Conectaballs is already being used in math summer camps and schools to supplement the curriculums with a fun and educational puzzle!
Conectaball’s beauty is in its simplicity – eight balls join together on a string to allow endless possibilities.
Conectaballs is a wooden puzzle toy by Leo Bragdinsky. Leo is an avid skier, kayaker, mountain biker, basically an adrenalin junkie! In his spare time, Leo is a software engineer, with a love of mathematics and the beauty of well designed code. When he is not climbing mountains, Leo also enjoys teaching children how to code. While playing with his own daughter, Leo discovered that his love of mathematics and toys could be combined..hence Conectaballs was invented. By using the area of mathematics called Graph Theory Leo created Conectaballs to intrigue adults and children alike. They became so addictive, his friends wouldn’t return his prototypes! Playing with Conectballs for a short period of time, is like eating only one chip, it is just not possible!
Handmade quilted coat by Amy Revier.
Boucheroite rag rugs at LOVE ADORNED in NYC: http://blog.loveadorned.com
“Boucherouite rugs ( Boucherouite meaning “rag” in Moroccan Arabic) are a recent pan-Moroccan phenomenon brought on by the loss of the nomadic lifestyle of the Amazigh people, though they are often referred to as “Berber”. No longer a nomadic people dependent on sheep herding, these artisans have adapted to the changes by mixing wool with cotton rags to keep the tradition alive. With dramatic colors and patterns, these one of a kind pieces combine the casual ease of cotton with an artful, collage-like aesthetic”
Uto Chair by Axel Einar Hjorth + African Style Chairs.
“I’m a builder, a fixer, and a do-it-myselfer. My favorite things in life are big tools, old wood, good pasta, and finding great materials in a dumpster. I grew up in California, and blindly moved to New York seven years ago when I was accepted into art school for sculpture. I instantly fell in love with the grungy part of Brooklyn, and within a month, we had moved into Bedstuy. I have lived in the same apartment for five years now, which has given me plenty of time to slowly “fix” a few things around the house: de-carpet stairways, tile in kitchen… you name it!” - Ariele Alasko
Mt. Hood Oregon 1942
Bubble Chandelier by New York-based design studio Souda made from post-consumer plastic soda bottles.
Painting by Margaretha Barbara Dietzsch, 1741-1784.
Handmade in Brooklyn reclaimed fabric cloud pillow. On ETSY
Chairs constructed without using nails, screws and glue.
Crate Chairs by Brooklyn based design studio Autumn Workshop started by Daniel Goers. These chairs are made entirely from re-purposed hologram storage crates. / “No extra wood was used in the fabrication of these chairs. The original crates were cut down, and the cut-offs were recycled back into the structure. The design uses the printed graphics to inform the user how to interact with the storage components of the furniture” /
Thia soft and delicate Autumn Willow Branch necklace is made from salvaged reclaimed leather.
Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley
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.