Steven Junil Park started his label '6x4' during his study at Elam School of Fine Arts as a response to the lack of everyday practicality he saw in art objects. He produces everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, and accessories, with the conviction that materials and processes are more important than the intention of the maker. His pieces are one-offs and often feature handmade buttons, recycled and repurposed textiles, natural dyes, and hand-sewn finishing. He is intent on listening to the memory of materials and doing them justice by crafting them into long-lasting, practical items with integrity.
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BY MITSUHIRO KANADA
@ VOL 108
ON NOV 06, 2013
Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. Mitsuhiro shows us how.
"Presentation of the Day" on December 30, 2013.
Materials Innovation through Failure
BY MIKE MOORE
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2013
Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.
Works from one of the Swedish Fashion Talents 2015
BY EMELIE JANRELL
@ VOL 53
ON AUG 18, 2015
Emelie Janrell is a fashion designer who this year was nominated for Swedish Fashion Talents 2015, among 9 other promising fashion designers. Beautiful photos of Emelies work are featured in this Pecha Kucha.
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@ VOL 30
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@ VOL 14
ON MAY 24, 2017
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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials
BY FAISAL ARSHAD
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 10, 2018
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MATERIALS: LOCAL A Canterbury Paint Box
BY TATYANNA MEHARRY
@ VOL 38
ON NOV 08, 2018
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