Blog: April 2019

Patka Restaurant Barcelona

The interior of Patka Restaurant in Barcelona is formed from overlapping wooden looms, which are strung with brightly coloured threads and surround the entire eating area. Local studio El Equipo Creativo designed the space utilising traditional wooden Peruvian cloth-weaving equipment.  

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Interiors

Fine Cell Work London Show

It is perhaps bizarre to think that in prison across Britain there are male inmates passing a great deal of their stay stitching quilts, cushions, bags and gifts, but it is true and it is a fantastic endeavour. Thanks to the unique and brilliant Fine Cell Work, this social enterprise that teaches inmates needlework skills and techniques… Read more »

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Events, Exhibitions, Homewares, Textiles

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

London is full to brimming with talented artists and designers and there are few better places to view (and perhaps purchase) some of their brilliant designs than Cockpit Arts Studio, which has two venues – Holborn and the newer studios in Deptford. No doubt at least one of your favourite designers will be based in… Read more »

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Events, Homewares, Rugs & Carpets, Textiles

Silkworms and Robots

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab have created a silk dome which has been woven by a robotic arm and live silkworms for a project to explore how digital and biological fabrication techniques can be combined to produce architectural structures. The robotic arm imitated the way in which a silkworm builds a cocoon. The… Read more »

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