In essence, it has the look and feel of wood, but the flexibility of fabric, all rolled into one composite mesh that is durable but able to be molded into all kinds of creative patterns both temporary and permanent.
From its Italian creators at MammaFotogramma: “Woodskin is a composite material, developed and patented by our design firm. This highly flexible surface – a sandwich wood and high performance mesh – was created by a process of excavation with a CNC cutting machine. By dividing the rigid plan of wood into small triangle, the material is freed – able to be shaped as the maker desires.”
The result has advantages of both decorative malleable materials and functional solid systems, enabling a wide range of potentials for use in furniture and interior design. Following a broader trend in complex 3D architecture, the mesh of CNC-cut Russian plywood stitched together with layers of vinyl makes the most abstract shapes possible.
I don’t know what kind of weather you’re experiencing in your corner of the world, but here in Boston the flowers are practically blooming! With spring in mind, all I can think of is flirty skirts, colorful prints, and crop tops. The Wonder Skirt is fun and totally versatile. The large dots add a playful twist to this great midi skirt.
Mid length skirts can be hard to pull off, but I’d like to offer three different ways in which you can work with this length while keeping it fresh and young. In this first look I go for a white bodysuit with a mesh middle to convert the overall look to one that is sexy and streamlined. Some flat neutral shoes for comfort and a bright trench for those early days of spring. Try teaming up this look with a contrasting print on your bag. Make sure the colors on your bag are similar to the dots on the skirt! Try these pieces: the Bodysuit in Off White by For Love and Lemons, the Petrelli Coat by BB Dakota, and the Spotty Dotty flat from *Sole Boutique.
For my second look I went for a bolder look wearing a red hand knit top (one of my latest thrifted piece), a nice pastel belt to accentuate the waist, some dark wooden bangles, and they’re not shown here, but a pair of neutral or white pumps to top this off. Try the Dee Crop Sweater by Motel and the Cruise Belt by remi & reid.
… The Mesh Feather Wing Necklace by Serefina! Congratulations to Miss Kristy Tajblik, the lucky recipient of this beautiful and free spirited necklace. A big thank you to everyone who entered. Check back next week for another chance to win a hot new arrival!
Generic Surplus gives its Borstal shoe a summer makeover with the use of a mesh fabric upper. The rest of the shoe retains its plimsoll inspired silhouette, with clean lines and minimal branding. Available at Urban Industry.