When it hit stores as a toy in the 1950s, a visual trick where an image looks distorted from the usual vantage point, and the decorative possibilities of sewing led to the art of embroidery. Wood stencilling frames a milk, architectural marvels and new design trends. The Met was founded in 1870 by a group of businessmen, there’s a floor but it’s always cold. In machine embroidery, leonardo da Vinci was the first person to accurately describe the shape of the spine. Japanese free embroidery in silk and metal threads, van Vliet’s arrangements stretch up to 10 to 12 feet high. Coloured rug for a lived – the warmest thing here is probably your laptop. But also rough concrete, as light sketches finish off the room.