Welcome back to Clocking In, a video series in which Curbed explores one individual's artistic contributions to the great, wide "wheel" of design; in other words, cool stuff cool people create. Care to nominate someone noteworthy? Do send a note.
The series continues with Trove, a New York-based design firm perhaps best known for its ethereal hand-done wall coverings, though window screens and wood veneers are also in its growing repertoire. A confluence of the fine-arts and photography backgrounds of its founders, Randall Buck and Jee Levin, Trove, which was established in 2006 after the pair met in Minneapolis, keeps a few principles dear to every product: scale and repeat (striving to break convention); craft (mixing the traditional with the nontraditional, in both materials and processes); and sustainability (case in point is a tree-free wallpaper made from a stone-and-resin substrate). Here, Buck and Levin demonstrate a bonkers new technique that turns a series of "paintings"—created by using flashlights, fiber-optic toys, and light on photographic paper—into wallpaper. Give it a watch, above.
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