Surely I'm not the only one who regularly resolves to spend less time online—because obviously it would make me calmer, happier, more prone to deep insights, and so on. Well, Internet-addicted journalist Matthew J. X. Malady gave it a try over New Year's, going offline for a full 72 hours. The result? Not what you might expect.
Watching someone weave is a mesmerizing event. In this short film we get the rare opportunity to see the process from llama to market. Documenting the creation of a scarf over the course of a week, the film captures quiet moments with the Yupanki Mamani family set against the majestic landscape of the highlands of Peru. The natural dyeing process and backstrap loom used by this weaver represent a deep knowledge of both material and craft.
What happens when people manifest their anger and frustrations into architecture? Whether it's to block a neighbor's views or stand in the way of new construction, this article chronicles the curious typology of "spite houses" across the US, expressly designed to provoke and protest.
The mysterious symbolic lore of colors and their function within design is explored in this article for Print Magazine. The article navigates this question via the color burgundy (think of wine, catholic school uniforms, grubby carpets), touted as a "muted, backgrounded, rendered symbolically reverent while graciously ignorable" color—also apparently highly dirt-proof!