2.01.2012

Tassels Part 4: Unconventional Materials

This afternoon's post looks at unconventional materials. Tassels have been symbols of wealth throughout history, but today people are making them out of disposable supplies.  Paper, cardboard, tyvek, and other every day materials take on new life.  I hope you enjoy the random collection of unconventional tassels I have found.

{Confetti System}

I love this tassel wall installation by Confetti System - pretty incredible.  It would be fun to make something like this for the holidays or a party- although I would want to leave it up all year round.

{1} Cardboard Chandelier with Tassel by Huge Cool taken at Anthropologie {2} 'It's a Small World' Exhibition by artist Henrik Vibskov and Andreas Emenius at the Danish Design Center

Isn't that cardboard chandelier fantastic?  I love the way the corrugated pieces have been used for the tassel.  I remember seeing it in person at an Anthropologie store and wanting to make one myself.  I am also completely intrigued by this photograph of the 'It's a Small World Exhibition' where you walk through spinning tassels for a 'soul washing.'  I'd love to know more about the exhibit, but as it's been closed for a while now I wasn't able to find out too much.  Lastly, I wanted to share a piece by Sheila Hicks created out of rubber bands.  Her work is really extraordinary, and I wish I had not missed the recent exhibit in Philly.

3 comments:

  1. I LOVE this collection!!! So amazing what people create...yes, that cardboard chandelier is amazing!!! XO brynn

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  2. I absolutely love that first one! The colors are fabulous!

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