Newly available on the Rotofugi Limited store is the especially limited-edition exhibition toy-piece known as “The Passage — Ignited“. Created by Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk of Coarse, “The Passage” is available on a strict one-per-household basis, with a total of 150 available in all. If you’re not familiar with Coarse, you’re probably not nearly nerdy enough, but you can take a catch-up course in coarse here, here and here. Also, here’s one more.

The accompanying backstory to the art is as follows:

“Ruth was gone. That much we knew. 

But for reasons obscure to me now, we did not join the search for her, linking arms in cornfields and dressing phone poles with her yearbook picture, but I thought of the search every day it happened. 

During the nights that followed I would lie in bed not quite asleep but not quite awake, dreaming with my eyes wide open. “Daydreaming,” my mother thought I meant. “But if you’re daydreaming in bed, isn’t it nightdreaming?” I asked. She said, “No, sweetheart, that’s just being alive”.


“What does it mean?” you say. To which we say: *Shrug*.

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