From emperors to catwalks textiles have been the tools to represent grandeur and communicate culture. Textiles reflect the colours the handcraft and the customs of the culture it comes from.Read more "Fibres of Culture"
I have used this contraption resembling a medieval torture device to convince the inserted sheets of plywood to take different shapes. By varying the angle of the clamps I was able to experiment with differing proportion and form for the resulting curves.Read more "Persuading Ply"
Tout l’univers visible n’est qu’un magasin d’images et de signes auxquels l’imagination donnera une place et une valeur relative; c’est une espèce de pâture que l’imagination doit digérer et transformer. (Baudelair) The whole visible universe is nothing but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a place and relative value;…Read more "Becoming Ninì"
We have stayed up all night, my friends and I, under the dim flickering light and monotonous buzz of the projector I begin to see the carnage we have left behind. Consumed nacho packs all over, piles of popcorn accumulated in between the pillows and stacks of ice cream bowls filling the sofa tables. Yet…Read more "Product Soap Opera"
This spring I had the pleasurable honour to meet up with the esteemed women behind the Bokja creations in Beirut. Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri agreed to share some of their experiences and stories behind their work and how they feel designing in the crossroads of multiple cultures.Read more "Interview with Bokja"
Digital cameras are getting increasingly more powerful, so powerful that my DSLR that I bought a few years back is out-pixeled by the new smartphones on the market. What this means is that my computer will require more and more power when I lighten your under-eye circles and smooth out your love handles in Photoshop.…Read more "Arrhythmic Objects"
We will go back in time, back to 1993 when playing Doom on your PC left an everlasting impression and the beat of Haddaways’ new hit song Life made you dance through the soles of your Air Jordans. Life will never be the same, life is changing… are the lyrics to the song.Read more "8-bit Cognitive Dimensions"
We find ourselves in the Las Vegas crime lab and Grissom finds a strand of hair with a tag on it. He looks at it under the magnifying glass.Read more "Phones with Chromosomes"
This is the start, the beginning of a tale, an experience, memory, an ever-evolving event setting sail. I’ll be sharing stories and thoughts with you that together will lead to the birth of a new character, a new being. This new life will be part me, part you, a blend of all of us.Read more "Hello Monoworld"
The Wool Modern Exhibition is cruising and Routa along with it. The collection is now on show in deepest Berlin in the windows of Galeria Kaufhof on Alexanderplatz. The glass provides a reflection to the past placing the fibre in parallel with the Plattenbau prefabricated concrete slab housing typical for the DDR era.Read more "Galeria Kaufhof Berlin"
I would warmly like to introduce all of you to my contribution at the Wool Modern exhibition. Routa has been working out and is now proud to be part of the woolly collection with pieces by designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Galliano, Paul Smith, Burberry, Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel, Alexander McQueen, YSL..Read more "Wool Modern Exhibition"