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DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints: Remodelista. Older DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints by Justine Hand Issue 34 · Summer Wrap-Up · August 27, 2014 Newer Issue 34 · Summer Wrap-Up · August 27, 2014 As a native Cape Codder, I've always been fond of seaweed.

DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints: Remodelista

Above: Any project that starts with "Step 1: Head to the beach," is going to be A-OK with me. Materials • Seaweed• Bucket of seawater• 140 lb. watercolor paper• Cardboard sized to cover your paper• Weed cloth or other mesh fabric sized to cover your paper• A medium-size artist's paintbrush•Two pieces of wood sized to cover your paper• Something heavy, such as books, to use as weights. Attributes. Our newest installment of “Attributes” comes from Hila Shachar, a freelance writer and the woman behind Le Projet D’Amour.

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I always gobble up Hila’s work, whether it be poetry, film critiques, or just general observations on art and culture. Hila has a new book coming out in August on the cultural extensions of classic literature, which I am equally eager to read. I’m thrilled that Hila has agreed to share her portrait-on-objects with us, and she describes her cherished mementos with her usual thoughtful, articulate prose. Thank you so much for sharing, Hila! Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems: Plath was one of the first poets to make a profound impact on me. Outside. Artefacts: My grandfather is a historian. Graduation ticket: When I got home from my PhD graduation ceremony, I went to place my ticket and program in a box where I keep mementos.

Old family photos: I get really attached to photos and these are some of my favorites of my mother, my father, and my grandfather. Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String Talia Mukmel's ephemeral earth, water, flour, sand and string Terra-cotta containers – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above.

Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String Talia Mukmel's ephemeral earth, water, flour, sand and string Terra-cotta containers – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Made using knotting techniques like macramé and materials like earth, flour, sand and water, the decorative objects actually look more like bread or mozzarella than home decor. Quirky, biodegradable and ephemeral, Mukmel’s innovative “terra-cotta” containers mix old traditions, easily available materials and experimental new techniques. To make these fantastic objects, the young designer first crafted macramé containers using a heat-proof tough string.

Then she mixed and rolled the sand, water and earth with flour, which helps bind everything together, and wrapped the string basket with the dough. Lastly, she baked her creations in the oven for a few minutes. + Talia Mukmel. In Focus: How to use "Furoshiki" [MOE]