Current Objects is a curated collection of architect*-designed objects. It is a publication of small things; a digital (and sometimes physical) store; a forum for experimentation, production, and extension of architectural practice and research.

2024 MOON CALENDAR

ISSUE: Contain/Hold 
YEAR: 2023
STUDIO: Object Projects
MATERIAL: Screen-printed cotton 
QUALITIES: Textile

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

22” x 22”

A moon calendar, a cotton bandana, an annual celebration of tides and celestial bodies. Wear it, consult it, enjoy the pale pink on hunter green contrast. 




SEA LEVEL RISE SCARF

ISSUE: Contain/Hold 
YEAR: 2023
STUDIO: Donna Mena, ohnodonna
MATERIAL: Silk
QUALITIES: Textile

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

21” x 21” silk

SCARF-SCARF is a limited-run scarf and bandana project exploring the relationship of garmentry and visual communication. The scarf, as seen through the lens of a statement piece made to capture an individual's attention, holds a vast amount of power in the contents that it chooses to display on its fabric. Inspired by the garment's capacity to entice and inform, SCARF-SCARF uses illustrations to education the public on topics that fall under the intersections of architecture and urbanism. Over the last year, SCARF-SCARF has produced 10 scarves focused on architectural themes.

This newest scarf, "SF Sea Level Rise", the first of a new series focused on the environmental and climate issues facing our world today. The illustration summarizes a lengthy and link-heavy assessment produced by SFPlanning showcasing SF's vulnerability zone as effected by SRL. The article is informative and a good reference for the public's knowledge but, it's not something that's widely known unless you do a Google search, "sea level rise SF map" like I did.

If we make important information more accessible to the public in a way thats off kilter, will they be more enticed to research on their own? How can we make information more accessible irl?




NESTING CROCHETED BOWLS

ISSUE: Contain/Hold 
YEAR: 2023
STUDIO: Mariah Smith
MATERIAL: Cotton, Poly-Cotton Blend
QUALITIES: Textile

DESCRIPTION︎︎︎

7” x 7” x 3.5”

The nesting crocheted bowls are constructed using remnants of previous Current Objects - the 2022 and 2023 moon calendar bandanas and an OSB-printed shower curtain that had an unfortunate run-in with a candle at a pop-up. 

Two nested bowls per set.