Friday, August 22, 2008

Nendo- cabbage chair

Nendo chair via Brocade Design etc. Made for XXIst Century Man exhibition that was curated by Issey Miyake. Miyake wanted Nendo to make a piece of furniture out of paper that is used during the process of making pleated fabric and which is typically discarded after production as unwanted by product.

Check our more innovative paper furniture via Cool Hunting, Inhabitat and Treehugger.

Nendo chair:

Molo Designs' furniture via treehugger
HauteGREEN 2007 Sneak Peek, Haute Green Sneak Peek, Molo Soft Furniture, Molo Paper Furniture, Papersoft, Cardboard Paper, Flat Pack, Collapsible Seat

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Building a website?

The ultimate resource for people wanting to build their own website- the Agency Tool. It's the "definitive resource list for designing, developing, marketing & maintaining websites." Look up everything from web safe colors, to picking a domain name to SEO optimization. via Swiss Miss

We didn't exactly use this because a) we didn't know about the Agency Tool and b) if you don't have the time to do it well, hire someone talented to help out.. so we had two amazing graphic designers (*plug)- Jared Stone and Christopher King build and develop ours.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kenneth Snelson- sculptor

We love art and nature inspired and informed by mathematical principles. American artist Kenneth Snelson's sculptures are some of the most inspiring works based on this idea.

Using the concept of
tensegrity- his sculptures' structural integrity is based on the simultaneous pushing and pulling of components- creating a strong but flexible form. If a wire is cut, it will cause a major deformation or collapse of the sculpture entirely.

See other works via Treehugger and Inhabitat based on the same principle. Check out Richard Buckminster's table via Treehugger (which you can also create a DIY version here) or new forms in architecture that uses tensegrity to flexible, dynamic buildings via Inhabitat.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sublet Clothing's summer sale!

Our summer sale starts this week. We have limited availability on some pieces, but we've reduced prices to the following:

Alison dress: was $242, now $150
Anais cardigan: was $110, now $55

Amirah dress: was $143, now $98
Alex tee: was $55, now $38

Anne top: sold out