c-Home//Living offers a curated view of sustainable living through artist collaborations, editorial features, and the virtual/physical exhibitions of our c-Home//Gallery series.
Photos by: Aundre Larrow
c–Home : Claverack, NY
Chris Rucker is an artist and designer living in NYC since 1996, he works in wood, ceramic, textile, works on paper, making sculptures, objects, installations, paintings and drawings, as well as designing and building interiors, and houses.
A new body of work developed while investigating divination tools and practices, such as the tarot. I record the symbols and words that surface in my sketchbook. The four elements of air, earth, fire, water, and four directional coordinates of north, south, east, west are a framework for this research into the inner self and inform new aesthetic decisions. S (2) assembles found objects into the form of an arrow pointing south and is wrapped in bright orange textiles symbolizing the element of fire.
Denim and Military Rug- Classic Rag Rag that become popular during the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century, made in New York City using the same wooden looms.
The consumer outlook in a Fast Fashion era requires re-training. ANYBAG and Made by Alex focus their storytelling on connecting consumer perceptions of designed objects to the systems that produce them. Creating durable, useful, and thoughtful goods whose system of production is the design. Using what’s around us and make something from nothing.
DEADSTOCK" is a collection of works which showcases the creative possibilities of re-purposing discarded materials. These artworks feature a range of pieces, including collages, sculptures, and fashion designs, all incorporating dead stock materials. The use of these materials adds a unique texture and character to each piece. In these pieces we gym socks, t shirts spray paint gesso and coffee grounds.
DECODE is a complete Zero Waste Design System that solves industry problems through design, education and production. We take a creative approach to navigating our multifaceted industry and thrive on solving complex problems. We are here to help you transition from your existing design models to be one of efficiency, adaptability, and completely free of waste. DECODE MFG is the most recent arm to launch, featuring a Zero Waste Manufacturing facility in Brooklyn NY as of October 2021.
The Electric Cord bag, made from a 25 foot standard outdoor orange electric cord, playfully questions what our everyday items are made from.
Can we take something mundane and reimagine it into something new? Can a bag be an electric cord? Can an electric cord also be a bag? How far can this be pushed until one supersedes the other? Each bag is handmade through a painstaking process of glueing, while using a series of molds to get the correct shape. The goal is to make a bag without cutting or ruining the cord itself as it is still able to be plugged in and used.
In the name LOT-EK, you can hear the words low and technology. We are low in the sense that we are humble because we are always curious; but we believe in the dignity and ambition of our clients. We are low in the sense that we are thrifty and crafty; but we never compromise on comfort and performance. We are low in the sense that we are environmentally low-impact and the ethic of our practice is grounded in adaptive reuse; but we are also playful and powerful in our architecture—regardless of where its components come from. We are interested in objects and operations, in technology and ecology, because we care even more about places and people.
Coclico speaks to a personal identity that extends beyond style and luxury to our way of living in the world. Consciously, artfully, elegantly. At Coclico, we believe that luxury isn’t the ability to purchase endlessly, but the privilege of choosing wisely. We are committed to being a footwear house that embodies this philosophy, by offering high-quality, timeless pieces that are sustainably and ethically made. Our focus on slow fashion means that we prioritize quality over quantity, and value the artistry and skill that goes into each piece we create. We use certified-sustainable materials and production methods to minimize our environmental impact and work to reduce waste by producing only small, limited runs.