Friday, April 27, 2007
OK this was a weird concept I was thinking about last night...don't ask...OK, so as technology evolves faster and faster and new products come out quicker and quicker, what happens to older products that are discarded as "so last year" and never used again? Do these products age quicker because technology is speeding up? Then do they become vintage objects quicker?...Does that mean my iPod mini is vintage and could come back into the realm of "trendiness" like the Sony Walkman did? Maybe the number of years before a product is classified as vintage should be re looked at...just a thought.
The reason why I like this project is that it has taken an accident which can often be humiliating and turned spilling a liquid into an act of accidental beauty. The liquid falling onto the floor and revealing beauty...so there is beauty in every action we take whether an accident or not...I like the idea of that....via notcot
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Like Alastair Mackie, I too was obsessed with war and soldiers and blowing things up. This fascination with war has influenced and seeded his artwork with war-like undertones...did I just write that,...didn't make sense to me, how about you? Anyway, great great work, I want that skull.
I was really blown away by Jen Starks work. The amount of time and patience that goes into these pieces is an artwork and skill in itself, nevermind the result of those many hours of labour. Absolutely amazing!
I thought these little keyrings available from Mulberry were really cute and quite fun. I wish I could get my hands on one of those bags, i am drooling over them...but they are so expensive. 400 Pounds! So not worth it, but handsome nonetheless.
Back in the swing of thingss on this fine South African morning. Take a look at this table from Orange22 with water-lasered botanicals decorating the enamel piece. (I had visions of Dr Evil and his "LASER" making furniture...)
Friday, April 20, 2007
Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us (a lesbian quarterly) magazine, or GLU, was created as an antidote to the normal representation of lesbian culture. Im not really featuring the magazine, but I am featuring the magazines logo which is great and a shoot done by Anne de Vries titled the Valley of the Dolls. I love the shoot and the great use of negative space.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
"I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision." Concept and Direction by Rei KAWAKUBO. Dover Street Market is something I stumbled upon while browsing one day. I love the concept and the products, especially the packaging for the candles.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
People will always need plates
I love these modernist mugs and plates from People will always need plates, that was a mouthful for sure. The 1930s styled illustrations are a great quirky choice from Hannah Dipper and Robin Farquhar.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Im not a big "Duuude" type of surfer, and I rarely get to go down and have a few waves on my truck of a board. But when I saw Wolfgang Blochs moving paintings, all I wanted to do was get that feeling of duck diving a wave and sitting out past the breakers just waiting... His site is top notch in my books!
Yu Rong has some incredible life size paper cut outs that she has created for installations. The thing I like about them is the light delicate shadows they cast on each other and the wall, it would be interesting doing an installation all about shadows and their relationships. Some dark some light, some defined and some hazy and blurred...oh and check out her hand painted lamp shades too.