Reykjavik fashion designer Sruli Recht has designed a limited-edition white larch cane and hand-cut Carrara marble eyeshades for the blind.
The cane is bleached in the sun, hand-carved and tipped with rubber, while the eyeshade frames are made of hand-carved cherry wood.
Each accessory is made in an edition of five pieces as part of Recht's Spring/Summer 2011 collection called Cast By Shadows.
Photographs are by Marinó Thorlacius.
Here is some more information and a poem from Recht:
Limited Non-Products from the new collection of Sruli Recht for Spring and Summer 2011, Cast By Shadows.
SR302 - Qanah - Beam of Balance: is an aerodynamic hand carved white cane for the visualy impaired, shapped as the wing struts of the early aircrafts. Made from Larch, the cane is sun bleached, rubbed down with black horse hide, and tipped with rubber.
Edition of 5
SR303 - Stone Blind: is a pair of frames for the visually impaired, hand carved and bent from Cherry wood with hand cut Carera marble lenses.
Edition of 5
The man who heard it all, everything... when it happened
He knew the sound of anything hitting the floor
He could tell you exactly what had fallen
from anywhere, and to the ground.
With his ears, he could hear the specific sound of every object in the world, and the impact it made, in its termal dance with gravity and the Earth
A pen, a coin, or your heart. If it could fall, he could tell you what it was.
And he would always find something in that exact moment it was lost‚Ä¶ but never in the minutes there after, nor the second before.
For everyone has lost something they once had.
Once held in regard, and now supported by a surface
‚Äúwhat I hear, is what I heard.
Always after, and never before.