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Botany Blueprint: Burdock

Specimen #23: Burdock (Arctum minus) What do NASA astronauts, new parents, and cardiac surgeons have in common? They all owe a debt of gratitude to the common weed burdock, whose hook-tipped burrs inspired the invention of Velcro. Hailed as the revolutionary “zipperless zipper,” the hook-and-loop fastener has been used to adhere disposable diapers, artificial...

Today's Obsession: Lucy McRae

Going back to Wednesday’s Obsession, let’s look more at the work of Lucy McRae, the woman who created the sculptures in the Robyn video for Indestructible. First of all, she has her own blog on Blogspot with her collaborator Bart Hess. The idea I found most interesting is that humans in the context of...

In a New York State of Mind

I recently took an amazing position with a brand I love to make a product I love, but the wrinkle is that this new position is going to be based in San Francisco, requiring me to move across the country from New York, “big city of dreams,” to the mellow coast. Having to move...