A fusion of age-old craft technique and futuristic dreams, Take-G Toys are an astonishing collection of toys that are made from natural wood. Each of these toys are hand-made by Takeji (Take-G) Nakagawa in Japan. Unfortunately, for most of us, these are not available outside of Japan. I'd love to see these in an exhibit so I can get real close to check out the details.
We've gathered several of our favorites from the website, which has quite a few images to look through, including some that were harder to locate. Enjoy!
Since most people don't read laundry care tags (a whopping 70%) there's a good chance that lots of good clothing gets ruined in the wash. Samgmin Bae designed a tag using RFID technology. The clothing can 'communicate' with RFID-enabled washers, dryers, irons and dry cleaning equipment. The RFID circuitry is also laid out so it visually communicates the care instructions, too - nice little touch!
This is conceptual, but very feasible. I'd love to see this concept happen.
We tend to get on a scale and decide (based on the results) if we should feel good about ourselves, or not. If you can't kick the get-on-the-scale-just-to-see habit, try art de toilette's Broken Scale. It's broken, or maybe not?
I was recently fortunate to be in touch with artist Jennifer Maester, who for a number of years has mesmerized us with her sculptures. I asked her if I could interview her for the blog. Not only was she happy the communicate, but we also got to see some very new work of hers.
REUBENMILLER: Please tell us a little bit about yourself!
Jennifer Maestre: I'm a late
bloomer as an artist. I went to Mass College of Art in my 30's, and
majored in Glass. Before that, I'd always done some type of creative
project, but never full time. I'm basically self taught as far as what I do now, they don't teach my type of pencil art in school.