Monday, October 20, 2008

Mitsumata Metamorphosis at Home Ec, Part 1

Brooklyn clothing designers and store owners Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter (no relation) were in the process of turning what was once a raw industrial space into a charming home accessories boutique when they decided they had a glaring problem - the four, nine foot long flourescent lights looming overhead. 

They thought some branches might help and asked if I had any ideas - and could execute them. What I came up with were Mitsumata "cocoons" enveloping the lights. In a later post I'll describe how I used nearly 500 Mitsumata Branches and 1500 cable ties to create what you see here.

You can check out the lights and a lot of other cool things at Home Ec, 303 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718 852 2889). In addition to the home accessories store, the space serves as a classroom for sewing classes and a design studio. If you are in NYC, it is definitely worth a visit! If you aren't, check out their site -

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