Sometimes you just need a hand! Right now, I’m travelling a bit, and so I can’t quite fulfill my duty of delivering you the daily dose of procrastination design inspiration to which you have become accustomed. Never fear, things will return to “normal” again later this week. In the meantime, please feel free to follow along on my adventures and observations with your phone and Instagram (@jeremyriad) or your computer and Webstagram. With that out of the way, I’d like to make up for these deep-fried gadgets with this.
And in 3-2-1: Harry Allen? Don’t you mean HAIRY Allen? Allen’s travel diary is raw and honest and interesting and amusing. I liked this bit:
Here the master mold-maker pours the silicone into the mold. I must sit for two hours to wait for it to harden. Fortunately I have two unwatched seasons of Downton Abbey to keep me busy.
Allen explains the “saddening” move from manufacturing in a New York-based factory to a Chinese factory, but he doesn’t elaborate on why he needs to go to Hong Kong to do the actual hand-casting. Excuse my French, but I can’t help thinking that I know several talented American master mold-makers who could give Allen a handy in a less hoopty looking mold before Daisy could yell “Mrs. Padmore!”
If you understood that last sentence, I salute you. Either way, three recommendations: Read the rest of Harry Allen’s Designer Daily here. Grab the new iPhone and Universal Hand Docks (along with any of Allen’s other great popjects) here. Press play on the following musical pairing, return to the top, and re-read this eloquent blog post. Cheers!