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Am I a Hoarder or a Genius?
Studio tour : Part 2

Welcome back to the Moo-Young studio!  In our previous episode, I took you through the nitty gritty tour of our workspace, and mentioned our piles of leather scraps nearly a dozen times.  With such emphasis on saving the cast-off material, there certainly must be importance behind it. As promised, we will now plot out the many projects a single hide can feed, and both how and why we end up with towers of leather trimmings.  In this chapter, I’d like to take you on a brief journey through our process of creating a zero waste brand using our shibori suede. Continue reading

Am I a Hoarder or a Genius?
Studio tour : Part 1

Am I a Hoarder or a Genius? <br>Studio tour : Part 1
Have you ever wanted to know what really goes on behind the scenes at MOO-YOUNG?  Welcome to our behind the scenes tour of the studio and learn what it's like working with this artist's creative process and being a small business. Continue reading

Origami Unfolded

Origami Unfolded
At the end of 2018, you may recall that we had an ongoing interactive origami installation. . . Now, the year is 2019, and it’s time to unleash these thoughts and hopes into the universe!  There’s great release in the act of unfolding; it’s a relaxing of structure, and a simplifying of form.  And, most importantly, these messages are now exposed for others to absorb and contemplate. Continue reading

The Art of Folding and Unfolding

The Art of Folding and Unfolding
From the ceiling of the concept shop, we’ve hung a large hand-tied net.  Before the year is over, this net will be brimming with pieces of origami folded by… you!  As the crowds flowed in and out on the night of our Capitol Hill Art Walk, we asked people to write down a hope or dream for the year to come.  Then, in a quick lesson, we taught them how to fold that peace of paper containing the wish into a simple star box. The net has steadily been amassing these inscribed star boxes ever since, and will continue to fill until the end of 2018. Continue reading

Moo-Young does Macramé

Now in the Concept Shop: Macramé. You might have noticed the resurgence of this splendidly 70’s braided rope craft whether in the nearest West Elm or your nana’s living room.  The practice of decorative knot-tying has found it's way into our shop!  Visit us at Chophouse Row to see for yourself - you might even be lucky enough to catch us tying rope! Continue reading

Weaving: A journey through material and process

Weaving: A journey through material and process

I got the chance to talk with designer Tiffany Ju of BZR about her latest work:

"I'm at the point in my creative life where I am really yearning to create more meaningful work. The search for that meaningful work is really hard and also exciting."

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Kimono Obsession

Kimono Obsession
People often ask why we carry kimonos. For Francine Moo-Young, the collector and curator, that's one of the easiest questions to answer. She's inspired by the cut, the colors, the patterns and the history of the garment. "When I see a kimono I like, my mind floods with ideas. Some times those ideas are so abstract it's hard to see the path to where it leads. The ideas come to me like a cluster spreading out in all different directions."  Continue reading

SPACEFILLER Installation Process: Part 1

SPACEFILLER Installation Process: Part 1

For the past three months, Alex Nagy and Alex Miler of SPACEFILLER have been visiting the MOO-YOUNG Shop to test their installation piece for July art walk. What started as a concept has now forged its way into a 2' x 4' topographic sneaker sculpture. 

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