This industrial-eclectic loft is the home of designer and artist Alina Preciado. The designer imports handmade goods for her business,Dan Gitane. “Dar” is Arabic for “home” and “gitane” is French for “gypsy”, which sums up Preciado’s personality. I love the huge windows and high ceilings of this house!
“Hannah Lawrence knows the power of touch. This is a reflection of the impressions made on her through constant interaction with nature.
The honest movement of her hands draws upon ancient techniques as widespread as Japan, Africa and India. Most notable, is wabi sabi; the philosophy of finding true perfection in imperfection. This is her way. This principle is unified as it encompasses her whole way of being.”
In 2010, merel karhof built her ‘wind knitting factory’, a wind-powered knitting machine with blades of more than a meter in diameter, which used air currents to power the mill–their intensity determining the speed at which it knit: windy conditions saw rapid knitting activity, while less wind saw a slower, more controlled production. The project is called Windworks.
The designer collaborated with the owners of two neighboring windmills in Zaanse Schans, in the province of North Holland: one, a sawmill that cut the wood used in her collection of chairs, stools and benches; the other, a paint mill that ground the minerals with which she dyed wool upholstery fabric produced through her own wind-powered knitting machine. The windmill is mobile. She can go to other places with it to show other people what they can do with a wind-knitting machine!!!
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