Monday, June 23, 2008
I've had a thing for felt forever. A curious cloth, so durable yet soft, it predates both weaving and knitting and its origins are sketchy. Perhaps the sweat of a Saint worn down in a shoe or the magical powers of Sumerian gods, felt has earned its archetypal status among all cultures. It has sheltered and celebrated all rites and rituals and often finds its way into construction and art. The lore of felt is vast, its symbolism timeless. The process, albeit lengthy, is a simple recipe of friction and soapy water. Industry has tried to perfect this synthetically resulting in historic gaffes, i.e. mercury as an ingredient in felting hats, giving us the ever-neurotic 'mad hatter'.
On the contrary, I've found the most sublime and subtle felted wares, here. One-of-a-kind pieces, crafted with care, slightly stained and finished with a twist. HUT up offers simplicity and warmth, craft and high design. Loving the baby bundle and slip on slides, your screen cannot possibly do these justice. Enfant Terrible carries the collection among other fabulous pieces for tots. The pillows and poofs, dresses and dolls are sure to cozy your abode and carry on the legend.