Dorothy Gray is an amazing creative product designer converging to the art side. Her style is playful and conceptual. Everyday objects will never be the same, neither old craftsmen and farmers ones. Check out loads of her amazing projects here and the spade 2.o after the cut!
Super minimal new Nendo‘s installation <<Installation for the main event “future primitives” at Biennale INTERIEUR 2012, held in Kortrijk, Belgium. A number of artists, designers and architects were asked to design a single 60 square meters space under the theme ‘a room that represents the interior space of the future’. We jettisoned the idea of a single space in favor of six small structures, each with multiple floor layers, adding up to a total floor space of 60 square meters. Each of the structures displays a single fishline chair. Rather than constructing a single space through multiple pieces of furniture, our structures create a specialized space for each single piece. Extending the idea outwards, our pavilion becomes like a village for chairs>>
It’s not a secret my love for whales, hence I could not help falling in love with Maximo‘s Whale chair. It is a tribute to the Blue Whale, the world’s largest mammal. I’m moving and I would really love to have it in my new home! Got it??
I’m moving hence I constantly ramble the web looking for furniture ideas and inputs: I discovered 2011’s Wood casting project by Hilla and I admit, I fell in love with her ideas. It’s like she takes steam punk to real life (check her Glazed Bubble project out!). Metal and wood and nature elements mixed together with alchemy and technique. The past is the future.
[photo by Boudewijn Bollmann]
[photo by Boudewijn Bollmann]
Andy resides in the Pacific Northwest and he is a glassblower master. His creations look delicate and eternal at the same time. Don’t get fooled, this goes far beyond the simple glassy thing and craftsmanship. He takes the “today” and brings it in the eternity. More images after the cut!
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Carolina was born in Cagliari (Sardinia) in 1975. She’ a magistrate in animation and illustration an recently fell in love with tapestry. Some of her Sardinia inspired tapestries, illustrations and movies will be at the Italian Culture Institute in London, opening tomorrow 24th November ’till 15th December.
What does “patterns” means to you?
I find patterns very satisfying, mesmerising. I remember I was in Barcelona once on a very stressful work trip. My head was full of thought that I couldn’t sleep. Eventually I noticed the beautifully decorated tiles on the floor and my thoughts got lost in the design, the repeats, the details and the grand picture. Possibly patterns are for me what numbers are for a mathematician, I always try to find the rules that hold the design together.
Ontwerpduo latest project is Cottage Town, a mini village to animate your potplants. Delicate colors and waterproof paper tiny houses will turn your green corners into a forest. Or it could be a good way to give your puppy insects a house.
JAILmake are Liam Healy and Jamie Elliott, they are based in South East London. I love them because they makes simple but strong projects. They like to play and to make mistakes learning new solutions. They love human beings that interact with each other and with nature too. This is the future.
Oleg was born in Moscow. He brings what’s inside all of us to the surface via photography + digital designs.
The design stars Nendo are having an exhibition at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute. Check it out!
FriendsWithYou are gonna bring their forty piece environmental installation “Rainbow City” in New York City, in celebration of Section 2 of the High Line.
Peter is from Seattle and this is his Training Dresser.
This is a “light forest” by young dutch designers Ontwerpduo.
Michael is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. He is currently based in the CAAD group at ETH’s architecture department in Zurich. This is a complex and amazing cardboard column detail.
Nacho was born in Spain and currently works with his team of people at a 20th century church in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, were he has established his studio.
I’m one of the curators of Blooom, a different kind of artfair. After the first edition we’re working on the second, and we won an important prize:
DEAR GALLERISTS, ARTISTS AND ART LOVERS,
BLOOOM – the creative industries art show. has been awarded “Selected Landmark 2011” in the Land of Ideas!
We are pleased to announce that BLOOOM is prize winner in the contest “365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” organized and put into effect by the regional initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas” in close cooperation with Deutsche Bank.
BLOOOM as “Selected Landmark” is ambassador to the Land of Ideas in 2011 and is so representing the innovation potential of Germany.
At this point we would like to officially thank you for your participation and cooperation, your support, the interest and the trust you have placed in BLOOOM 2010. Without you this would not have been possible.
We’re awaiting a magnificent, interesting and exciting BLOOOM 2011 and are looking forward to once again welcoming you this autumn!
Yasha Young + Team
including the curators Daniel van Nes, Cliff Wallace, Giovanni Cervi, Christian Rothenhagen, Manuel Ströhlin
[photo by Halle Timo Katz]
Tham & Videgård Architects‘ mirror tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle.
Leonardo‘s fractal human head studio for a forcoming video.
The government of Norway and Jordan signed a deal for this unbelievable project: create oasis forests in the Sahara deserland developing the symbiotic technologies. Carbon neutral energy, fresh water, food and fuel crops from Concentrated Solar Power and Seawater Greenhouses. The future is here to stay.