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Friday, May 14, 2010

Grain



Grain is design studio committed to socially and environmentally responsible design. Their Sololá line of purses celebrates the artistry of Guatemalan women weavers. I really love how the backside of the woven fabric is what is being featured - all of the imperfections and the chaos of the handiwork that ultimately results in a gorgeously woven tapestry (in this case on the inside of the purse).

Their Electric Love rings - hand-knotted rings made from reclaimed electrical wire - are pretty cool, too. Grain will be among the 50 independent designers exhibiting and selling work at the second annual Model Citizens NYC exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery. Looking forward to seeing these projects in person!

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