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YOU CAN'T CATCH A COLD LIKE THAT - fabritcated sterling silver, hand-knit mohair sweater
IT'S CALLED 'PIQUE' - fabritcated sterling silver, fabric
The perception of time manifest in the speed of contemporary life is an unmistakable hallmark of modernity. While new technologies allow for faster consumption of the world around us, there seems to be an increasingly urgent need to fill up every moment of the day.
However, between thought and action there is a gap where time seems to stretch out impossibly. It is the space between what we want to do, and what actually gets done. Planning, organizing, making a list of things to do, thinking about doing those things—in the quest for efficiency, it is easily forgotten that all of this occurs in time. In the time it takes to think about when to do something, that task might have already been accomplished.
In the discourse of action and contemplation, the chair might be read as the trace of time spent thinking rather than doing: chairs become timepieces themselves. Worn on a watch chain, these pocket chairs remind us of the delicate futility of sitting and marking time.