An order of several spools of cotton twine from Ikou Tschuss in Zurich will be used for the creations of colorful scarves and knitted dresses. I was amazed to read about the collaboration of the two second generation Italian friends and designers behind Ikou Tschuss and to imagine how they will incorporate the twine into something so unusual and fascinating. Quoting their own words: When Guya and Carmen begin knitting, they allow the piece to evolve, letting the design come together as they do the work. The aesthetic is and will always be focused on hand work. The designs are made by hand.... In many ways their collaboration is part of their inspiration. One partner will start a piece, and the other will step in to complete it. Opening in September 2010 is their new shop in New York at 8 Centre Market Place. The order will be soon on its way to Zurich, but next time I'm in NYC I will stop by to visit!