Friday Finds 12.23.11
In this edition of Friday Finds, a look at Seattle's burgeoning design scene, a compendium of clever bookshelves, a photo essay of volcanic activity around the globe, and more. After today, Dwell is off for the Holidays, so see you in 2012 for our next installment of design finds!
I'm going to Seattle for the holidays, as I have for the past 8 years, so I was excited to come upon this article. Various local designers (Iacoli & McAllister, BLK Pine, Ladies & Gentlemen) have banded together to form loose collectives, which are pushing the city's design scene forward. Who knew?
We have an entire week off between Christmas and New Year's, and you better believe I'll be getting cozy with some of Tennessee's finest (bourbon). The best way to keep spirits cold without watering them down? Whiskey stones, the miniature soapstone boulders inspired by a longtime Scandinavian drinking tradition, as interpreted by Teraforma co-founder Andrew Hellman. Teraforma hired 150-year-old workshop Vermont Soapstone to fabricate the cleverly-designed cubes, mined and milled from local deposits around Perkinsville, VT. This video by Galen Summer follows Glen Bowman, a 20-year vet of the company, as he demonstrates the process behind the whiskey stones, 3 million of which have already been made. Hint: cement mixer.
Need a singing Christmas hedgehog to get through Christmas Eve's eve? This interactive video from Bird Box Studio lets you pick your own hedgehog, then a song, activity or outfit for the performance part of the series.
A little music video with a dash of holiday flair and a bit of a flashback to add to your Friday fun. He's too much!