“It is essential to remember that as many arts of living exist as cultural nuances and beliefs.”
Now, she takes the work one step further in an exhibition that “proposes a world tour of traditional architectures, known as ‘vernacular’, presented in models, films and photographs.”
Thank you to our employees and artisans for their commitment to the extraordinary and thank you to everyone at Etsy for telling our story with this beautiful film. It makes us proud to share the stories that unfold each day in our growing community.
Please visit the Etsy blog to read a little more and leave a comment to enter to win a copy of Alabama Studio Sewing + Design plus a DIY kit that includes everything you’ll need to sew your own Alabama Chanin garment.
I’m almost certain she’s the coolest person I’ve never met.
Several pieces of evidence have led me to this conclusion; the first is this article from the NY Times and the second was probably the conference call that spurred our upcoming Visiting Artist event. Natalie and I were hunched over the speaker phone in my office exchanging ideas about “loom rooms,” home-made bitters, and interactive art exhibits with a very agreeable Levine.
She ended the call saying she had to open her art gallery/skate shop a few blocks away.
About this time last year, I agreed to create a barbeque inspired collection for our next Fall/Winter line – yes, that’s right, barbeque. Although it seems impossible, time moves SO QUICKLY and it is time to get started. John T. Edge is headed to our studio today to discuss the upcoming work, as the barbeque collection will be shown at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi, next year.
In preparation for that collection, I have been working on a series of barbeque inspired Textile Stories Quilts for the Taste of the South auction next month. When thinking about barbeque (and we have our share here in Florence), what better place to start than with Joe York’s film Cut Chop Cook.
I love this quote from barbeque master Roosevelt Scott (it starts at the 4:48 minute mark):
“After building the fire, while the fire is getting ready put the pig on the pit. And after you put the pig on, when the coals get ready then you start putting the coal under the hog.
We take the shovel. Scoop it in there. Scoop up what we need. Take it on the inside and we have an open door at each pit where we go under with the shovel and spread the heat at both the ham and the shoulders. No where else. And all the heat meets in the middle.
You hear folks all over say they use the wood. But then they say they use wood chips, or they may use a few pieces of wood. They might smoke for a little bit. This right here? All wood. Nothing else. One hundred percent wood. Nothing but wood.
Cut. Chop. Cook. It’s all right here. In the wood.”
You can almost smell the barbeque. Food for the soul:
I love, love, LOVE this clip from the New Dragon Inn that Charty Durrant sent over this morning.
The clip above is from the remake – by Raymond Lee – of a 1960′s classic Kung Fu film.
Her email: “Check out this sequence – the clothing, the sound, the colours… Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.”
Thanks for making my morning Charty!
Thanks to BUST Magazine for this beautiful story:
Longboard Girls Crew
I may be 50 but I want a longboard:
Please watch this beautiful film about the labor of making linen.
Join the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative for their annual Fall Field Day on Thursday, October 20, 2011, in the heart of the South Plains of Texas.
And thank you to Eric and Beth at Etsy for sharing the Be Linen Movie by Benoit Millot with us!
I want to make a film about the production of our organic cotton.