Monthly Archives January 2017

The Zipless Fold

The Zipless Fold Is it a texture, or a fold of the soul, of thought? – Gilles Deleuze, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque   Consider the zipper.  Since its initial patent by Elias Howe in 1851, The Automatic Continuous Clothing Closure, underwent 40 more years of development before Whitcomb L. Judson finally patented the workable device we know today. Brilliant in its economy of scale, the zipper readily displaced centuries of clasps and laces, buttons and bows. While these lent a certain degree of functionality to life, they were clumsy, fussy and time-consuming. Today, these interlocking double-hook sliders offer quick, easy stability and
Read More