There's nothing quite as comfortable as wearing a sweater knit by a grandparent, right? That's why Nike started using digital knitting machines to create its colourful Flyknit sneakers back in 2012, and why IKEA has now adopted the same technology to create a pair of chairs designed to pamper your posterior.
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Video: Artist Petros Vrellis works comfortably in that strange medium where technology meets classical art. In 2012, he created an interactive van Gogh painting that we wish was an app (he made it an app a month later). For his latest piece, Vrellis uses a computer algorithm and a circular loom to create stunning El Greco-inspired portraits, all meticulously built by hand.
It's a good day to be frustrated with something ridiculous your parents did, because Marieke Voorsluijs will help put it in perspective. Frustrated with her teenage son's reluctance to cuddle, she created a knitted doppelganger of him that makes whatever stupid thing your parents did seem not so terrible.
It’s not often that we get to talk about engineering and knitting in the same sentence. But Merel Karhof, a Dutch-by-way-of-London designer, is an expert in both.
This is a momentous day for me (I won't spoil the surprise) and what better way to celebrate momentous days than by knitting a pair of Spock ears for my lugs. If I were going to the New York meet-up you would be able to identify me by these furry little thingies—sod the fact that I would probably collapse from heatstroke before I even got to the sodding ballgame—and I could be the fount of mirth while you watched the rounders match, or whatever it is they're playing on the pitch. Anyway. Ears. Spock. Knitted. Look like sideways boobies. What more do you want on a Friday?
For those who are about to knit, we salute you—especially if you make woolly hat 'n' gas mask combos for your friends to wear on their bike ride to work. Not sure whether it would work in the event of a mustard gas attack, but it works for me. File this alongside the R2-D2 beanie and Darth Vader bonnet and see the full-frontal below.