These kites are made by Haptic Labs. They screen-print the fabric by hand in Brooklyn, NY, then send it to Pennsylvania to be sewn and assembled. I hear a sentence like that and I think, great, just what the world doesn't need: a $350 artisanal kite. But no: both kites shown above cost a reasonable $42. (Click on each image to go to Haptic Labs' shop.) Not as cheap as the plastic doohickies you get at the pharmacy, but these puppies are built to last.
They also have a line of sailng ship kites, which are just what you'd imagine (or daydream). They would look so magical in the sky!
Come and dream with Haptic Labs!
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.