Its been a whole year since we said hello world… Here’s to another year of bright stripes. Another year of Monochrome stripes. And another year of some things we just think you should see. Stairs & Stripes, it’s what we do.
Markus Uran of Toronto-based Metsa Design has re-invented the paper bag with his up-cycled striped creation. We applaud the up-cycling, and functional good design, but but most importantly we like the soft uniform stripe colour-way.
Proof that stripes are found in the most unexpected places.
We often resort to painting stripes of colour (they usually surround us on the floors here in the studio), but we had never thought to try colour mixing on this scale. Guerrilla artists ‘IEPE’ enrolled 100’s of peoples car and bicycle wheels to help brighten the ‘Rosenthaler Platz’ intersection in Berlin. According to the Artist … Read More
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dine inside a loom? We certainly have, and we’ll be packing our bags for Barcelona to find out. On arrival head straight for new Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant “Patka” designed by El Equipo Creativo with it’s installation of Peruvian hand looms, threaded up and ready to go.
We often find value in stepping back from our stripes to get the bigger picture. For us, we are talking about a few metres, to see how the stripes appear from across a room. French photographer Normann Szkop has taken this to a whole new extreme with his series of aerial shots of Northern Holland’s … Read More
Take 48 kilometres of yarn(!) a large gallery space and combine with American installation artist Pae White… “Too Much Night, Again”
While we at Roger Oates have a bit of a soft spot for this particular colour combination, should you decided on a cord strung bannister you can re-thread it as often as you like. We re-thread our looms almost every week – and can happily offer you some advice on the matter…
As is traditional here in our office, today marks our regular return to the drawing board, and to balanced crisp monochrome stripes. Our starting point for everything.
Doug Johnston is an artist and designer working in New York City. This unique collection of seating is created using coiled cotton rope – we like it’s familiar linear texture and subtle tones. See here.