During my various readings today, I found these two projects, both involving suspended objects held by intricately knotted rope-like supports.

The first project, created by Swedish designers TAF, is the "Fisherman" light, based on glass fishing floats.  The rope uses traditional hand-knitted rope-making techniques from Sweden.

The next tutorial I read about in ReadyMade magazine.  Heather Moore, a South African designer and illustrator, gives a tutorial for these macrame-hung planters on her website Skinny laMinx.

It looks really simple to make, but the outcome is very beautiful. Once I move into my new place, I'll definitely be hanging a few of these.

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