Today our friends at monome
finally moved from Philadelphia to the Catskills.
When first heard about the interfaces monome creates
, I assumed they were in a city like New York or Berlin. It was a great treat to discover they were based here in Philly and even more exciting when we were able to visit their studio. It has been out of a simple loft in Kensington that monome (Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain) have manufactured all of their units over the past two-plus years. Over that span of time I have become the proud owner of two of their creations, and consider myself lucky to have even stumbled across their project in the first place.
This November they literally bought the farm
. I had a chance to talk to Brian over the weekend and what they have planned for their new space is truly inspiring. We're sad to see them leave the city, but we will be looking forward to hearing about new and wonderful things from Upstate New York.
We wish them the very best of luck.