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Bernd Kestler

Knitter in Yokohama

Knit Danshi

PRESENTED ON SEP 28, 2011
IN TOKYO @ VOL 85

In his presentation, Bernd Kestler talks about hand-knitting beaded bags from the Art Deco period. You can also visit Bernd's "Knit for Japan" site, a project he developed to support vicitims of the 2011 Japan earthquake/tsunami.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2013.

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BY TAKASHI TSUNODA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

Takashi Tsunoda (of Twelvetone) speaks on his wonderful paper toys, and how he creates them with the intention of inspiring children to customize and create their own figures. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on August 21, 2013.

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Silo 468 Light Art Project

BY TAPIO ROSENIUS
@ VOL 21 ON APR 14, 2012

Tapio Rosenius from Lighting Design Collective talks about their Silo 468 light art project for the City of Helsinki. This urban light art intervention uses wind, swarm intelligence, and logarithmic lighting control to achieve its artistic vision. The project is part of the Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 year.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 20, 2013.

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The Line Between Design and Art

BY EDWARD CUPPS
@ VOL 10 ON JUN 15, 2012

Edward Cupps examines the thin line between design and art, and voices his opinion on where the separation begins. He uses famous example of both art and design, many of which appear similar to the other on the surface, to support his theory. 

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All the World's a Square

BY BERND KESTLER
@ VOL 102 ON APR 24, 2013

The Granny Square project is an initiative asking crocheters from around the world to crochet and send one or more "Granny Square" motifs to Japan to make the world’s largest ‘Granny Square Blanket’. Bernd needs at least 7,150 squares of 20 x 20 cm. Once completed, the blanket will be submitted to Guinness World Records. But the best is that, after, the blanket will be divided back into regular size afghans and donated to temporary housing facilities in Tohoku, Japan, to support victims of the March 2011 earthquake.

You'll find more info at the "Knit for Japan" website.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 1, 2013.

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I Love Knitting

BY LESLEY MONTGOMERY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Lesley Montgomery talks about why she began knitting, looking at what drew her to the hobby, and how she learned. She shows some of her antique knitting needles, supplies, and memorabilia, and some of the pieces she has created over the years.

 
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Variations in Knitting

BY JANA DEMPSEY
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2013

Jana Dempsey is a yarn dyer and seller, and a reluctant knitter. Her family yarn business turns 35 this year. Jana explores the world of knitting beyond the everyday.

 
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Twenty Works of Design and Art from the 20th Century

BY ANDY NICHOLLS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Andy Nicholls runs a furniture and art shop in Bedford called Design Twenty, and here he speaks on 20 of the most iconic works of design and art hailing from the 20th century. Pieces by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Fin Juhl, Gunnel Nyman, Peter Saville, Poul Henningsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Tapio Wirkkala, and Mattew Hilton are featured and discussed at length. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 20, 2014.

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The Art of Design

BY DANIEL TITUS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Daniel Titus runs a website development and graphic design company, which helped him expand his own ideas on the importance of design. As he explains, good design tells the stories that words cannot, and art should reflect the complex, multifaceted nature of reality. 

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Storytelling Through Patterns and Strings

BY MEGHAN PRICE
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

String Theory is a partnership between two textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price. The name String Theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. As constructed textile designers, the two designers work with the math and physics of fibres, yarns, knitting and weaving to develop structure, pattern and texture. 

 

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