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Poster Excerpt

If it’s good enough for The Medici...


Wool miraculously insulates, wicks, and resists bacteria, fire, static, and stains. The Medici built their empire on it, but we’re not up for raising sheep.


About the Idea

Kim’s totally obsessed with natural fibers and the inherent nature of the materials that man tries to synthetically reproduce. Of course, that means Zach is getting bullied in to wearing wool instead of plastic based fleece and he got to thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if we could throw old sweaters, blankets and other wool products in to a machine and have it deconstruct the fibers into new material. Perhaps that’s through a hair relaxing and combing method, perhaps it’s through a felting process. Either way, wool has some impressive traits that are worth reconsidering.


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Ordinarily Extraordinary Ideas is an ongoing series of prints that aims to distribute our ideas and inventions. We hope to maximize each thought by sharing concepts, printed works, usable vectors, and other creative materials both virtual and tangible. Some of the ideas are visionary and some have already begun to be realized. Some are simple and some are extraordinary. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

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Taken on September 27, 2011