We spent the week underneath the Williamsburg Bridge on scissor lifts, knitting 318 fence posts while the J train rumbled overhead, deafening us. The project was commissioned by the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NBart) and sponsored by NYC DOT and Open Space Alliance… and was a ton of fun. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi! (Especially the truckers’ honks as we perched and shimmied on the 8-ft ledge.)
If you’re in NYC, stop by the installation at Kent Ave and So. 6th directly underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. It’ll be up for a while. In the meantime, enjoy these GORGEOUS images by our friend Jonathan Hokklo.
Cheers! Now begins a much-needed 3-million-day weekend…
I can’t wait to tell you about this AMAZING AWESOME project. I have to be good and keep my mouth shut which is way harder than I thought…but I will distract you ( and myself) with good pics……
Here I am with Jamie, one of the creatives, at a charming little restaurant that serves lots of cheese and meat as you can see. I discovered Patagonia Beer and ate Spanish peanuts. I swear I’m working…..
This is adorable Angeles at her awesome apartment. She just finished showing me her retractable roof…YES, it is retractable.
dinner last night at this house that is a restaurant and recording studio and bar and rooftop garden and simply too much too handle. I had a cocktail made with arugula…strange but tasty. Two good people Royden and Anna and clearly an attack of wine glasses. The Malbec continuously flows here.
This is Mab, the main animator. He’s so….hmm…well if I were younger, I would take him home with me…I would insist…..long pause while I ponder that thought for a moment. That white blob is part if this secret project so for now just assume he is a one glove kinda guy..that’s just how he rolls.
I am now getting the full Argentinian experience. I had to raise my camera above the heads in this crowded bar that looks like it’s been open for 100 years or more. This man was singing about love and passion and everyone was listening intensely as he sang. The young people are carrying on these traditions and have this respect for their culture that I haven’t seen yet in my experiences. Young people tango as much as the the older people do. I’m sure I’ll have to take an embarrassing stab at that soon.
I had a chance to spend the day in Delta in Tigre. It is only 45 minutes away from Buenos Aires. How cool would it be to live less than an hour from something that is so heavenly?? I was told that these houses don’t have addresses. They have descriptions like yellow house or house with 2 lion statues in front. I want to live here. I admit it….give me the simple life for just a little bit. I’m sure I’ll miss the big city or sushi eventually but I’ll deal with that when the time comes.
The name of this gas station on the water is SONIA. If I ever had a fondness for a gas station it would be this one.
I am pretty sure this tree comes from some magical forest near by.
happy girl …more to come…..
I always start these trips with a traditional cocktail. Who wouldn’t?? If I were being REALLY traditional I would have a Fernet and Coke but that is for the brave and young. I settled for this lovely drink, Pisco Sour at Olsons. Not super Argentinian, but I have made up for this in the last few days…
First allow me to introduce you to Antonio and Sam…
Antonio is THE MAN when it comes to stop motion animation here in Argentina and Sam is the producer who I have worked with in the past who is just simply amazing. The smile you see here is how she is all the time…a happy person and a bad ass at her job. more pics to come!
hello Alpha, my old friend…
what a lovely Wednesday this is….I woke up to many texts and emails from friends and family about the NY Times article today. I am having one of those moments where I am very happy to be me….kooky hoakey sappy i know……
My new trippy website is UP!
thanks to Mr Amazepants Ruben Salinas
clearly non knitta related but everyone needs a break huh?
I am reading this awesome book by Sloane Crosley….. and I LOVE IT! Long plane rides and lay overs are just what I needed to get out of the rut of only reading blogs and trash magazines ( I’ll admit it…and she admits it too!). It is delightful. If you are in Austin, she is doing a book reading at Book People tonight at 7 pm. If not , treat yourself and buy it ( please ).
Last week was an adventure: the Knitta team installed our largest scale project yet! We covered over 300 feet of AC ductwork in Etsy.com‘s Brooklyn office space. It took 20 (wo)man days and countless skeins of yarn. (There’s a contest raging on our facebook page to guess how many… get in on the action to win an iphone cover.) Jakob, one of Etsy’s general office handymen and expert driver of scissor lifts, said that before the installation the ductwork looked like one sad robot. Hopefully now it’s a cozier robot.
For more images, click over to our Etsy album on Facebook!
New Knitta iPhone covers have landed at Uncommon, and just in time for their Buy One Get One Free sale. Today through Thursday, May 5, you can BOGO for iPhone 3, 3gs, & 4. Just enter code BOGOCASE at checkout. Now: Check it out!
After we indulged ourselves in our wanderlust and the wrapping of a MINI Countryman, we sat down in the Texas spring with some friends and Franklin BBQ for a picnic. That had to be Knitta’d too, of course.
more photos after the jump.