Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Droog hotel

Around the corner from flagship store Droog at Home in Amsterdam will soon be Home at Droog, a 10-room member-only hotel, concept restaurant and exhibition space designed by Tokyo-based Atelier Bow-Wow.
Leaving the canal-facing front façade intact, Atelier Bow-Wow created an intricate inner courtyard façade inspired by Amsterdam's historic architecture. The hotel restaurant will host new concept dinners by invited designers and chefs, improvising with local market left-overs and practicing the act of eating slowly yet attentively. The street level will house an on-going program of Droog exhibitions and events.

Heineken - Men with Talent

Arnaud Lapierre – Striptease

from http://www.arnaud-lapierre.com/

Monday, 26 April 2010

Axiome Chair in 2006

" ... The design looks uncomfortable, but when you sit down, you will feel how each surface supports your body and your body weight is distributed evenly and comfortably to the backrest. Starting from the seat element the shape tapers toward the small backrest, creating a large open space. This space by itself has the effect of a separate surface and is a central element of the design. The side elements and the backrest and seat element form an angle. The chair has deliberately no tubular steel legs but legs made from the same material as the seat element. The three-leg component is an independent element, also in formal terms. ..."
from http://www.thomasfeichtner.com

About Buchegger, Denoth and Feichter Design
The Austrian designers Bernhard Buchegger, Michael Denoth and Thomas Feichtner, based in Linz, Austria, understand “Axiome” as a counter strategy to an economically motivated concept of design. Instead of creating objects according to economic criteria, they search for a strategy apart of globalization and mass production.

Friday, 23 April 2010


by http://opera78.com

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

eyelashes art

The series of works starts serial inspiration design from the Chinese paper-cutting art.
The engrave visual effect of the works recur a slip of the traditional culture.
Eyelashes not only has been pass down the culture meaning of paper-cutting,
but also enrich the story of totem, to show the new fashion and sexy with the beautiful gesture.

by Ting yu Wang at http://www.paperself.com/index.html

TOYS'R'US - Dinghy scale 1:1, 2006

Installation from Michael Johansson:

"A boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The real boat is transformed into a model of itself, and its original purpose has given way to something else.

TOYS'R'US was made for the exhibition Besökarna (the Visitors) in a new part of Malmö, the Western Harbour, built for the housing fair Bo01 in 2001. The area was developed as a demonstration project to provide a model for future cities. Today, six years later, it still feels like a model. The artificial atmosphere still awaits to break loose from its surrounding plastic sticks."

from http://www.anotherfaceinthecrowd.com/blog/page/2/
and http://www.michaeljohansson.com/

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Black and White - Alec Strang

" Alec Strang's work draws on contemporary society and the darker, more fantastical depths of his imagination. His use of fineliners to produce his predominantly black and white images give his characters a feeling of charm and immediacy. He is predominantly an illustrator and designer but keep an eye out for more animated work in the near future."
from http://www.itsalltrue.biz/artists/alecstrang/index.php

Alec Strang's website:

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Valeria Nascimento (Ceramics)

Valeria Nascimento is a Britain-based designer who does amazing things with ceramics—so amazing that you might have never known that ceramics could be used in such artistic pieces. Her ceramics often take organic forms as their inspiration.