04, 2018.

Paloma Wool

Come see what’s new from Paloma Wool this season!

BaseRange SS18

Baserange has been producing healthy undergarments since 2012, the year we started working together…
They always have unique and creative visual material, which I recommend you look through on their website. Below is information as to why you might want to invest.

Production
Baserange is underpinned by a strong belief that sustainable products should not be a luxury. This philosophy has led to the affordable pricing of the label.

Factories
We work exclusively with small family based factories, whom we’ve built a close, trusting and lasting relationship with.
All Baserange underwear, t-shirts, and sweats are produced in small towns around Porto in Portugal. This area is very near Toulouse, where our company’s head office is based. This enables us to make regular visits and reduce the time, cost and carbon foot print of transporting the garments.
Our woven garments are all produced in a small town called Odemis near Izmir. Odemis sits in one of the richest fertile valleys of Turkey. Here, our supplier produces garments made from only natural fabrics such as silk, linen and wool, with an old knowledge of natural fabrics and processes.

Fabrics
In selecting the fabrics, we place a lot of importance on the production process. We consider to what extent this process impacts on the environment, for example the amount of water used in production and most importantly the chemical used. Working sustainably is very much a process of always doing the best you can and trying to push things in order to get a product as “clean” as possible.

When organic certifications or sustainable solutions are not possible, we seek to work transparently and consciously, providing our customers with as much information about the production process in order that they can make an informed decision on their purchase.
Natural fibers such as organic cotton, recycled cotton or wool, natural silk or linen and bamboo are used at the heart of Baserange’s fabrics.
Dyes
Baserange uses only certified Öko-tex dyes or GOTS. It consume a lot less water in the dying process and does not utilise any heavy metal dyes or toxic elements that are still used by a many large garment producers outside of Europe.
A big part of Baserange’s product group is raw or ecru (off white). Meaning that there has been no dying or chemical bleaching processes on these products

Fibers
Bamboo: We have choosen the bamboo fibers for our underwear and t-shirts because of its softness and lightness. Bamboo yarn is not as cotton, a mechanical produced yarn, the bamboo needs a chemical treatment for the spinning, so it can not be organic certified. Stil bamboo is considered sustainable as it needs very little pesticides and agrochemicals. Water consumption is very small too, and it needs very little land space to grow, unlike cotton. Naturally disease and pest resistant, bamboo is also fast growing. Compared to trees, certain varieties of bamboo can grow 1–4 ft long per day, and can even branch and expand outward because of its underground rhizomes.

Bamboo also helps mitigate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption, making it a solution for excess nutrient uptake of waste water from manufacturing, livestock farming and sewage treatment.Cotton: All of our cotton garments, are 100% organic certified cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides or fertilizers. Methods such as beneficial insect releases, strip cutting of alfalfa and new weeding machinery help reduce the environmental impact of cotton crops. Third-party organizations certify that organic cotton farms use only these approved methods and do not spray toxic chemicals on their crops. We also find that organic cotton products are softer and easier on your skin Wool and Silk: This natural fibers comes from animals. The yarns are done mechanically, so with this type of fibers our only concern is the dye and finish. We also look at the origin to make sure it does not flight all around earth.”

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09, 2017.

Nicky (Part 2)

Subject: Nicky
Photos & Direction: Jonah Leslie
Location: White Wall Studio
Clothing: ibiki

White Wall Studio

Those looking for a creative space to use in dance, photo, video, or, to facilitate cultural gatherings; I run a private studio open since 2007.
For more info please visit the website.

03. 2018.

Extension Cords

Climbing the corners where walls meet and housing mounds of dust at one’s feet. These electrical linkers and energy bringers expedite light to the far reaches of our space. Also making the transportation of power possible, from place to place.
The above images are taken from the two revisions of our latest installation set, using extension cords.

11-2017.

Our 2017 Honey Harvest

About 3 years ago a then small company named Alvéole celebrated their 1 year anniversary at my studio. I’d always been curious about bees as a species, and have used honey, propolis and beeswax for a long time – yet I was mystified as to how they operate. In hopes to learning a thing or two about them I decided to get a hive for my studio roof in 2016, located at a stone’s throw from the shop.

The colony, which was numbered at around 40 000 by the end of this summer, works within a 3-5 km radius from the hive. Meticulously gathering pollen and nectar from the neighbouring flora using a separate stomach or pouch, the bees then unload the stuff into a comb where it is then fanned (with their wings) to speed up the dehumidification process, making it more concentrated and gooey. The comb is then capped off with wax to be “stored” and consumed at a later time. The hive is so active in the spring and summer months because that is the only period they can produce their food; honey.

As the bees collect their goods from plant to plant, they also cross pollinate them. The male reproductive organs of the flower stick to their fur and use it as a means to be transported to the next flower where it will meet the female reproductive organ of this new plant, thus fertilizing it and resulting in a fruit which carries seeds for new plants to grow from. Plants also use wind and other insects to cross-pollinate, but bees are like by very far the most effective way of making that happen. Less bees equals less pollination, which results in less flora (flowers and plants).

Why are there less bees? From what I know there are many reasons. Pesticides, noise pollution, and electromagnetic frequencies emitted by wireless technology (phone, cable and internet) all cloud the bees innate sense of direction, amongst other things. It makes them dull, just like it does us. Only they’re much smaller and get affected to a higher degree. Also they don’t have smartphones to turn to with any question. So they get lost, or they aren’t as fast, or clever. In essence they can’t operate on the level which the flora has counted on them to operate on since I don’t know when. (*here‘s a great documentary which explores the world of electromagnetic frequencies and their effects on humans…and bees).

So! Not only does having a hive on my roof do a good thing for the local flora, it also enables us to actually TASTE the local flora. On a purely conceptual level, consuming honey from the area you live in is so interesting!… especially in a time of such extreme isolation from the food we eat.

I’m using a very artisanal way of harvesting honey, so the costs are high but the quality is on par.
We sell each jar for the price it cost to produce, which is 14$.

In a natural setting humans would not have eaten large amounts of honey (or sugars for that matter) because of how hard it would have been to get to. You don’t need to scarf it down, or eat it daily. Have some here and there, and go for the local top quality stuff if you can!