Archive for the ‘1930s’ Category

WEIRD BOOKS.

October 7, 2009

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via Spencer Research Library

PACIFIC PLANTS.

August 15, 2009

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Woven plant fibers c.1920-30s. Made in Cook Islands.
via Museum of New Zealand

STOLZL WALLS.

July 1, 2009

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The wall hangings of Bauhaus textile artist Gunta Stolzl.
A new book on Gunta Stolz from MoMA has just hit the shelves.
Thanks for the tip Carolyn!

BELARUSIAN TOWELS.

June 22, 2009

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via Belarus Guide

CRAFTING & HIKING.

June 10, 2009

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Kady at Gay Pride Crafts Fair, New York City, 1971

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Hikers in the Country Near New York City

NisN posts have been few and far between. I have been busy at work (& offline) crafting new projects for a book. We’re finishing up this week and I’ll be back in the computer saddle. I’ve also been enjoying the glories of spring spending time outdoors hiking & biking. BS & I started a new blog Day Tripper to document our weekend explorations outside NYC.

via NYPL

CALDER MATTER.

April 1, 2009

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Louise Calder’s dressing bureau

Alexander Calder by Herbert Matter. via Calder Foundation

MASSIVE MTNS.

March 30, 2009


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European mountains via Life

POUR LE MONTAGE.

March 14, 2009


via Bree Apperley via pilllpat (agence eureka)


VARVARA.

March 11, 2009

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NisN research assignment requested by August Heffner on Varvara Stepanova, Russian constructivist. She was professor of textile design at the Vkhutemas (Higher Technical Artistic Studios) while continuing typography, book design and contributing to the magazine L.E.F. —What a total knock out!  There is this book, this article, and I only wish there was a show on Varvara and not just her husband, Rodchenko. Totally unfair.  Thanks August for the Varvara tip!

ART TEACHER.

February 24, 2009

Matt and I took a second trip to the NYPL. Many thanks to craft minded librarian, Jessica Pigza who brought us some old timey craft books to help in our research. The Art Teacher by Pedro J. Lemos first published in 1931 is pictured above. These pics are from ebay – first edition is for sale. Totally beautiful with excellent projects for children (and adults!).