Posts Tagged ‘instruments’

Bianca Hester

Published June 10, 2010 by Molly

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Oh, what we’d give to visit the studio of Bianca Hester! Hester is an artist/handywoman/creator across all platforms living output is so varied and so unexpected that we can’t quite wrap our heads around the whole of it.

For starters, Hester makes and modifies instruments, orchestrates fruitful installations and collaborations, produces lovely art books, writes with great insight, creates video, turns leftover installation materials into light fixtures for her friends, and, need we say it…MUCH MORE.

Poketo! Idea Book

Published May 11, 2010 by Molly

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This Idea Book from Poketo is a tiny example of design genius. The pocket-sized notebook contains 128 pages total, half of which are butter-cup yellow graph paper and the other half of which are ingeniously designed to foster idea-making: a box in the top center of the page contains a space in which to write a Main Idea, while the surrounding boxes are to be used for brainstorming ancillary details. Rad!

Poketo is full of similar treasures: cherry-red Oktomat Cameras, ingenious Upcycled Suit totes, and fancifully illustrated wallets, to name a few. The company was founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung and its name has the cutest origin story we’ve ever heard: “Poketo” is derived from a mispronunciation of the word, “pocket” propagated by Angie’s grandmother. We love it!