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Friday, December 23, 2005

The Last Tie Day of the Year

(With a nod to Cousteau.) What happens if you take a regular square grid, and then squiggle the lines, then fill in the spaces with bright, contrasting colors? Psychedelic magic! That's really all there is to this Tutto Uomo tie, but the effect is totally awesome and a great way to close out the year. It even inspired me to try my hand at a barely-remembered grade school craft: construction paper weaving. I made a squiggly grid in three colors, and an op-art "globe." Nothing as fantastic as this, but my kids were impressed. I won't be working or wearing any ties next week, but I will post some beauties from the archive. Happy Holidays to all!

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