Friday, January 15, 2010

Reknit it

Waste not want not - the old adage has never been more appropriately applied than in the case of mother and son team, Reknit.

This guy's mum will knit a brand new piece of clothing for you if you send her an old 'sweater' (it's in America). She'll unravel it, knit it into something and send it back to you for the very reasonable price of $US30. Each month they have a new offer, this month it's a scarf, and if you're not much a of a scarf person, you can vote for what the item will be next month.

There's a downloadable shipping label on the website and nothing to suggest you can't be a part of the fun from outside of the states.

So if you're sick of people mistaking you for Don Burke in winter, you best visit the website.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Behind the 'blong - A work in progress…

Welcome to the first installment of 'Behind the 'blong'. A look into the seedy underbelly of New Farm's most feared design studio - Oblong + Sons.

Here's a scale mock up of a signage job in progress for a property client in Sydney and Oblong's own in house Prima ballerina, Emma, executing a textbook jeté.

Emma would jeté all day if we didn't tell her to stop.