women designers

Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

January 6, 2019

Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

Well before the most recent wave of coverage of the crisis of plastic accumulating in our oceans, jeweler and artist Jesse Gray of Gray Metal started picking up beach plastic on Vancouver Island and casting some of it into jewelry.

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Endangered 5000 year old ancient practice of making silk made from mollusc slime

January 15, 2016

Endangered 5000 year old ancient practice of making silk made from mollusc slime

“Haste doesn’t live here,” says one sign on the door. Another inside says “Nothing in this room is for sale.” An Italian woman named Chiara Vigo is the last living master of the ancient textile tradition of spinning “baysuss” or silk produced from the fibres exuded by a giant mediterranean mollusc.

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Online terrorist threats against women – Anita Sarkeesian in Utah

October 13, 2014

Online terrorist threats against women – Anita Sarkeesian in Utah

For the record, and because it’s an artefact of our times, here’s a screenshot of the terrorist email threat against feminist activist Anita Sarkeesian in Utah. As Skepchick pointed out, we do need to call this what it is: terrorism.

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Gabriella Crespi

April 6, 2009

Gabriella Crespi

A quasi-surreal or space age ‘Polished Steel Coffee Table’ by Italian architect and designer Gabriella Crespi looks like a metal crystal formation of some kind.

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Nanna Ditzel

December 20, 2008

Nanna Ditzel

Nanna Ditzel is considered the “first lady of Danish design,” which is one of those informative yet cringe-worthy labels that just highlights the whole problem of accidentally ghettoizing designers who happen to be women by the very act of celebrating the fact that they’re women designers.

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