Posts by Sonya Harris

August 6, 2020

96-Year-Old Navajo Grandmother Goes Viral on TikTok for Her Beadwork

Beadwork is an aesthetically beautiful form of art, but it also represents so much more than what's on the surface. The practice of beading is tethered to a rich history and culture within Indigenous communities. Unique to each tribe, the art form is passed down through generations. Many older generations continue to create beaded designs, but 96-year-old Navajo beadworker Annette Bilagody has amassed a particularly stunning body of work.

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July 31, 2020

GPS Jewelry Turns Your Favorite Routes Into Wearable Abstract Designs

Design technologist Rachel Binx has created a way to turn your most jovial journeys and wondrous wanderings into physical trinkets. Whether it's an ambitious hike in unknown territory or a routine walk home, you can turn this routes into abstract jewelry through GPX Jewelry. Based in Los Angeles, Binx uses a location-tracking software that documents and then generates movement patterns into a virtual map.

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July 29, 2020

Woodworker Creates Impossible Floating Tables That Will Make You Question Everything

Over the past few months, many of our homes have shifted, somewhat reluctantly, into our office space, school, lounge area, and entertainment venue. It's natural to re-examine not only the functionality of our spaces, but also prioritize how they promote inspiration and motivation. If you find yourself foggy on creative ideas while spiraling down a YouTube rabbit hole, you're not alone—designer (and YouTuber) John Malecki shares your sentiments.

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July 23, 2020

IKEA Wants to Help You Design Your Own Bee Home for Free

We humans owe a great deal of gratitude to bees. A third of what we eat is the direct result of the tiny insects' commendable work ethic. About 80% of all worldwide pollination is due to the tireless efforts of the tiny but fierce workforce. Unfortunately, in the process of building our homes and cultivating our gardens, we have delivered a heavy blow to the livelihood of these fuzzy pollinators.

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