Archive for Art & Design
Doppelgänger kissing mask by Portuguese artist Didier Faustino.
Sherpa – feathers
Motorcycle made of feathers by artist Tim Hawkinson.
One Hundred and Eight – Installation
Artist Nils Völker has figured out how to make them into cool interactive breathing art. “One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted Installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a microcontroller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.”
Interesting and colorful installation work using thread, nails, from artist and designer Gabriel Dawe.
Amazing heart vase designed by by Eva Milinkovic.
via: Design Milk
I love these weird pod sculptures from Colin Christian. If the films 2001 Space Odyssey vs. Alien were to be made into a movie, these would definitely be the new creature eggs and instead of a cave, they would be incubating in a Eero Saarinen building.
Check out this obsessive work constructed with 100,000 staples by UK artist and designer Peter Root.
Stacks of staples were broken into varying sizes from full stacks about 12cm high down to single staples. These stacks were then stood up and arranged over a period of 40 hours.
The new Puma shoe box design by Yves Béhar has been three years in the making and I think it’s a great idea and a step in the right direction. The outer bag is made from recycled PET but it’s unclear if it’s recyclable and I don’t think this design qualifies for Cradle to Cradle certification but it’s great to see Puma is taking an interest in new ways to package products, thus reducing waste and inefficiency in producing packaging. I would like to know how the shoes are going to be shipped. The advantage of the shoe box is it’s ability to withstand pressure when stacked and boxed for shipping long distances. If the cardboard interior of the new packaging can withstand the same pressure as an original shoe box design, while cutting down on waste and cost, then this design will go far but if this is just for show on the consumer side and it’s actually shipped inside a shoe box to the stores, then Houston, we have a problem.
Portuguese artist Filipe Soares has created some interesting little worlds using story boxes.
Pink Terror by Mike Barzman and Christian Swegal
Don’t know too much about this video, but I love watching things getting smashed and exploding in slow motion.
So many people I know are obsessed about Bacon. It seems to have an addictive quality that makes people love it ! I recently saw a friend post to her Facebook wall ” Is a life without bacon a life worth living?”. Personally, I don’t eat it, I’m sure it’s tasty but I’m just not going down that rabbit hole.
I found this excellent vintage book cover from one of my favorite inspiration sites and it made me think about my friends ♥ for bacon . The book was designed for the Danish Bacon Factories Export Association and probably dates from the late fifties to early sixties.
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Totally digging this work from Uruguay artist Ana Bidart
Sugar Free, Plaster bust, sugar free gum, 2010
Brooklyn artist Nick van Woert uses some interesting materials on plaster busts. Ok, so now maybe people will start to use their gum as Art instead of spitting it out on the sidewalks in San Francisco.
Børre Sæthre – My Private Sky (Installation)
Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre has a way with the uncanny and is heavily influenced by the sets of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
I thought of the piece above while listening to The Blues, which is a collaboration between Primary 1 and Nina Persson of the Cardigans.
Primary 1 ft. Nina Persson – The Blues”
3D-printed shoes by Stockholm students, Naim Josefi and Souzan Youssouf, using a Selective Laser Sintering process.
The concept for the shoes call for further exploration in ever-developing rapid prototyping processes. The pair envisage a world in which we could produce and recycle such objects in a closed loop.
Surfaces of Constant Time, 2010
Almost missed this one. Jose Alverez show, Surfaces of Constant Time, closes this Saturday at Ratio 3. Definitely on of the best shows I have seen at this space and one of the better shows I have seen in San Francisco this year.
Hours: Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
Location: 1447 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA
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If you love foosball but can’t imagine having that kitschy looking table mess up your ultra-modern fussy interior. Then this new foosball table called 11 will fit perfectly next to your Apple gadgets and Eames lounge and ottoman reproduction.
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From street artist to corporate designer to art world artist. He will be participating in a group show at the Scion Installation Space in Los Angles from February 20 – March 13. Yes, the gallery is owned by the Scion car brand, I guess the street/corporate/art world is a bit blurry these days. The opening reception is on Saturday, February 20th at 7pm.
At least it did for Ducats brand milk in the 1980s.
Rooster from the Animal Series
I just rolled out a a new project today called Vagabond Industries. Currently the site is selling posters and poster series but I will be adding other urban dweller home furnishings and lifestyle products in the near future. The above image is from the Animal series. All the posters are super affordable at $12.95 each and are digitally printed on eco-friendly FSC certified 12 pt. card stock.
Glenn Walls Dual 120
I totally have a thing for objects covered in disco ball mirrors.
I Can’t Be Hypnotized 9 x 11″
Interesting collage work of from Jeffrey Meyer.
Dirty Bomb, 2008
Mall walkers beware, those medicated suburban moms will shoot you down with these Mad Max baby strollers. Na Zha Gun Shape Baby Carriage from Chinese artist Shi Jinsong.
via Design Boom
Fantastic Flickr set of vintage automobile graphics.
Martin Creed public installation. Work No. 790: Everything is Going to Be Alright. Detroit 2007
Light installation from Israeli artist Yochai Matos. I’M Not Gonna Live Forever, 2009
No Strings Attached by, LA based artist, Pascuol Sisto. Single channel video 2007
Not really sinking, but what a beautiful sight. Installation work from Mexican artist Ivan Puig.
Or so Patricia Piccinini would have you believe. Doubting Thomas, 2008
Hongtao Zhou’s Halloween Chair made from a reclaimed chair found in the dumpster.
The Swedish electro pop duo, The Knife, wrote music for an electro-opera about the world seen throught the eyes of Darwin. Check it out around 5:54 for classic Knife. The set design and costumes look amazing.
via: Sheena Beaston
Work of Michæl Paukner
via Boing Boing
Obey the Kitty.
Creepy baby head planters found on Etsy.
Vienna Dance poster campaign.
Rubber Duck by Florentjin Hofman
12 x 14 x 16 meters, Inflatable, pontoon and generator
Design Barcode from Japan makes the bar code interesting.
via Aqua Velvet
Michel de Broin Black Whole Conference 2006
Born in 1970 in Montreal, Michel de Broin lives and works in Montreal and in Berlin.
Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for.
Triangles and angular shapes are popping up everywhere. I have been using them in my work for the past year and they are showing up in so many good designs like The Animals series from Nacho Gil.
Great collection of vintage Porsche posters at Grain Edit.
Princess Hijab gives this D&B a much needed makeover.
Photo by Antoine Bréant
Loving this guys work.
Spiders in the Chandalier by Australian artist Ben Frost
Nice collage and mixed media work from San Francisco based artist David Bayus
via Beautiful Decay
Back in 2005 I saw the Jeremy Blake video installation at SFMOMA titled “Winchester” inspired by the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA. I think about the installation every time I drive through San Jose and I recently came across an article about the suicides of Jeremy Blake and his girlfriend, Theresa Duncan, in Newsweek. Both stories of Sarah Winchester and Jeremy Blake are very sad and haunting. Jeremy Blake’s story is apparently being turned into a film by Lions Gate and Gus Van Sant has signed on as a consultant to the film. Check out Jeremy Blake’s “Century 21″ video that was part of the SFMOMA “Winchester” installation.
The Standard Hotel in NYC worked with artist Marco Brambilla on a video installation for the hotel elevator titled “Civilization”. When you go up in the elevator, the video takes you to heaven and down takes you to hell. In a Q&A session with the artist posted on Glossy, he discusses how they tested for motion sickness before the video was installed. Read more »
These are digital illustrations, from Berlin-based artist/designer David Löhr, commissioned by the agency Generation Digitale. These images might seem like a new form of Futurism for their embrace of technological hybridism, but the minimal softness doesn’t suggest the fascist ideology, of the futurists, that war and industrialism will save the world. Rather they seem to convey a romantic notion of cybernetic organisms as a future utopia without the industrial straight lines of modernism. Read more »
Check out these amazing 3D landscape images from artist Alex McLeod. If you believe in the whole afterlife thing, then I would suggest this is where you might find Albert Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD, residing. I’m a big fan of artists using 3D to create alternate worlds and surrealist mindscapes that are conceptually and aesthetically removed from the gaming and film industry’s use of 3D technology.
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“Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.”
Print isn’t dead yet, it’s just developing personality disorders as an enhanced feature. Wallpaper invited guest editors Zaha Hadid, Louise Bourgeois and Comme des Garçons to surgically enhance the October 2008 issue.
“Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers is quick to point out the commercial considerations behind this issue: ‘There is so much competition that you have to create these “events”.’ It’s not just about maintaining and boosting sales, he adds, but about giving the advertisers something new as well as readers. Read more »
Coming to a McDonald’s near you. Imagine, with McDonald’s sales rising due to the recession, they want you to feel more at home and think of them as a neighborhood restaurant. They deck it out in chairs designed by Charlotte Kingsworth and for the entertainment they install Paul McCarthy’s Mechanical Pig. Read more »