Green Silver-lines Moth, planthopper and Emerald Moth.
Reclaimed paper coffee cup notebooks by Christin Ripley
Above: Musicians at Port Townsend Farmers Market.
Above: Salmonberry is a species of Rubus native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California. Salmonberries are found in moist forests and stream margins, especially in the coastal forests. They often form large thickets, and thrive in the open spaces under stands of Red Alder. Salmonberries are edible and share the fruit structure of the raspberry, with the fruit pulling away from its receptacle.
Above: Blueberries and huckleberries picked in Upstate New York.
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.
“Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials, my interest lies in articulating humankind’s desire to take command over the earth, revealing distinct conflicts with ecology, politics and ourselves in large-scale installations that utilize architectural space in a distinct, powerful and imposing manner”
Seashell necklace made from seashells found on the shores of Florida. Holes in seashells are naturally carved by predatory Moon Snail.
Handwoven in Brooklyn from found and reclaimed fabric.
Moroccan rag rugs
For Closure (Outdoors Providence), found local doors, 2009. By Gabriela Salazar.
Cloud made of plastic bottles which brought to life a local myth in Vrindavan, India.
“The Life Instinct” solo show by Anne Percoco celebrates makeshift solutions, survival instincts, and reuse of discarded material. The centerpiece is a scrappy yet intricate hut assembled from scavenged materials and textural handmade elements, which visitors could enter and sit inside.more →
Take a nap with your head in the clouds. White organic cotton cloud pillow.
Sky Above Clouds by Georgia O’Keeffe
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.
Above: Artworks by Lara de Moor.more →
Poster by Federal Art Project, W.P.A, Ohio , US 1938. (Ohio is a buckeye state) Image found in The Library of Congress Photostream
Both films center around the sudden disappearance of honey bees from beehives around the world, caused by the poorly understood phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD. Vanishing of the Bees does not draw any firm scientific conclusions as to the precise cause or causes of CCD, it does suggest a link between neonicotinoid pesticides and CCD. Queen of the Sun explores the historical and contemporary relationship between bees and humans.
Artwork by Adam Makarenko.
T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg. Unique upholstery is created by weaving old t-shirts and textiles through chair structure.