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Proliferazioni e Vasebook by Francesco Ardini. Francesco Ardini cranks out 2 new series of vases: "Proliferazioni", a proliferation of bacteria that is free to evolve and mutate, and "Vasebook", inspired by the social network and with which to update and share your mood. Francesco Ardini’s vision of reality plays with precariousness, in a process that fragments whatever surrounds him. Non-homogeneity, dissolution, breakage; in his work everything results in a naturalism in which nothing is absolute but everything is relative and unstable. In his latest series, part of the "Proliferazioni" family, we see vases infiltrating, growing and hatching in every angle of home.

We observe them as their surface loses form and sense, a familiar element devoured by a live and unpredictable bacterial strain. "The difficulty was in finding a dialogue with the chromaticities", says Ardini, who realized each piece by hand, "a complex aspect to be managed when working with ceramic". The reactant matter burns and deforms the surface. Proliferazioni e Vasebook by Francesco Ardini. Pinterest. Surgically Altered Ceramics by Beccy Ridsdel. UK-based artist Beccy Ridsdel creates fun yet strangely macabre interventions where ceramics have been surgically altered to reveal additional layers of detail. Where the metaphor of surgery might normally evoke blood and guts, Ridsdel instead reveals further floral patterns inside bone china plates and cups.

The pieces are part of an ongoing examination regarding the perception of ceramics as craft or art. You can see more of her work over on Facebook and she has a few pieces for sale in her shop. (via Slow Art Day) GREY. Magical contamination by antoine bridier-nahmias Grey is found everywhere: rocks, clouds, elephants, fishes, asphalt... As we have said before, it can reflect both softness and depression, and sometimes, as a natural phenomenon, it can be dreaded as it appears in little spots over a loaf of bread or on some innocent-looking raspberries. In his tumblr Magical Contamination, Antoine Bridier-Nahmias turns his attention to this particularly occurrence – suddenly, under his attentive eye, those unwelcome microscopic mushrooms reveal their beauty and become strangely fascinating.

The greyness of the organic matter, sometimes disrupted by dashes of colour, creates organically grown compositions. The grey of blending and cross-fertilization (motifs that we have already come across in this section) is strongly present the petri dishes: it urges you to give in to the things you are not in control of, to accept nature and see how inherently magical it is. Mathilde Leblond magical-contamination Loraine. EARTH MATTERS. For Berlin based artist Lukas Wegwerth, crystals serve as a glue that gives a glamourous second life to broken ceramic objects. In some ways, Wegwerth is like a modern day alchemist. When looking for a solution to fix a favorite broken teapot, he became intrigued by the Japanese method of applying gold dust in the glue to purposely reveal the fissures in a broken vessel, and as such, elevating the object to a new status.

After lengthy research and experimentation, he developed a process of applying a special salt-based solution along the unglazed edge of the ceramic. Overtime the crystals flourish and expand in unimaginable ways, as if transforming, Terminator style, right before our eyes. Reusing found objects, or upcycling, is a common practice in art and design; Old t-shirts made into a blanket or plywood planks from shipping crates turned into an elegant dining table for example, but broken ceramics seem a harder lot to revive. Photo by studio Floris Wubben photo Federico Villa. WATER. ”Not only is the swimsuit the single piece of clothing in which a woman reveals herself almost bare in public.

It’s also a garment charged with emotions and expectations. The swimsuit brings to life dear memories of childhood and long dreamy days at sea, of sand on sun-kissed skin and the bliss of an endless summer. It also carries the greatest hopes for the perfect holiday.Yet as every woman knows, the swimsuit also evokes a range of issues concerning the body. For me as a designer, it is the ultimate privilege to create swimwear that honors the strength of a confident woman, empowering her with stylish cuts and quality fabrics to truly make her comfortable” Paula Malm Berner. Paula is a Stockholm-based fashion designer and entrepreneur, educated at the Parsons School of Design in New York.

For you to get to know her better, we asked a few questions for Trend Tablet: Your favorite occupation ? Apart from traveling. Your idea of happiness ? Your favorite colour ? Always blue for sure. MILAN THE SALONE. Whenever designers are asked to “do” a concept car, the implicit idea is to choose a colour, design a new textile and invent a few trims to co-brand the vehicle in order to create sales traffic; a purely marketing-driven strategy which so far has never proven to generate more income. Most of the time, luxury houses and fashion designers are requested to envelop the car body with a corporate ribbon or to change the interior into a mobile vanity case for driving females.

Therefore it is rather remarkable that when Adrian van Hooydonk, head of design at BMW, approached the designers Scholten & Baijings to formulate a new vision of the hugely successful Mini, he gave them carte blanche to do whatever they wanted; a statement about their relationship with the car, a product that somehow reflected the car, an installation around the car… everything was possible, it was an open invitation. Van Hooydonk knew little of what was going to happen, he clearly underestimated what he was doing. Johannes nagel. COLLAGES. Lidewij recently had a very interesting interview with Donatien Grau from AnOther Magazine.

We would like to share it with you. Enjoy! "Lidewij Edelkoort is probably the world’s most famous trend-forecaster. Her work encompasses advising brands in fashion and the commercial world, such as Gucci, Estée Lauder, Lancôme or L’Oréal; teaching: between 1999 and 2008, she served as Dean of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and now works on founding a new University in Poland; editing: she is the founder and editor of the magazines View in Colour and Bloom; and curating: she organised several shows, including "Skin Tight: the Sensibility of Flesh", at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. How would you connect fashion to elegance? What is the role of history and art history in your conception of fashion? Would you describe fashion as a language and a discourse, as Barthes did it? The word "intellectual" was coined in a time of great political distress. It might. Ideally, they go together. COLLAGES. COLLAGES. TALENTS.

Design wendy andreu - photo ronald smits Wendy Andreu is a recent Design Academy graduate; she describes herself as a craft designer that communicates through the materials she is using. In her work she bridges matter, people and space and through her project ‘Regen’ she came up with a new and innovative way for producing water-proof garments without sewing or cutting patterns.

Can you tell us a bit about your graduation collection ‘Regen’? ‘Regen’ (‘rain’ in Dutch) was born two years ago when I was experimenting with rope and latex. I found out that the latex could get stuck into the cotton fibers and therefore « glue » them together. By analyzing the property of the material, I concluded that this new fabric was actually waterproof and I naturally directed the function of it towards rainproof accessories. From this first sample, I developed a production system and a finally a collection and brand. Before coming to Eindhoven, I studied metal craftsmanship at Ecole Boulle. Britt Berden. TALENTS. TALENTS. TALENTS. Résultats Google Recherche d'images correspondant à. Ace Gallery | Tara Donovan. ACE GALLERY | TARA DONOVAN. ACE GALLERY | TARA DONOVAN. Histoires du fond de l'eau. Dmitri KustanovitchTout a commencé par un trajet en bateau, un voyage au long cours, il y a bien longtemps de cela... Au Vatican, un monstre marin tentait de faire régner la terreur sur les océans des cartes géographiques murales.

(Photo : Marraine) Octopia Blog via MarieaunetErin Kelso via Winter Sleep Et tombés au fond des océans, les pauvres voyageurs étaient la proie de monstres innommables.Pourtant, plus loin, le calme régnait dans les profondeurs sous-marines... Sandra BacklundTsuri Gueta Une sirène de Tim Walker, et un tentaculaire monstre poétique de Kristof Un sujet aquatique comme piqûre de rappel pour ceci... au cas où vous pourriez participer! Beaucoup trop de choses à faire en ce moment, trop de projets professionnels et personnels, je prends une petite mais indispensable pause sur ce blog.à très bientôt! Photo : Image de cellule végétale : cellules composant l'écorce de Drimys winteri, un arbre d'Amérique du Sud (Crédit photo : Fernan Federici/Jim Haseloff/University of Cambridge)

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Épinglé par sabine bouton-bories sur Art. Ceramic and glass. Jeanne Quinn, ceramic sculptor. Vanessa Fanuele. Our House on a Mountain. Vanessa Fanuele | Installations. Vanessa Fanuele | Installations. Résultats Google Recherche d'images correspondant à. Résultats Google Recherche d'images correspondant à. Contamination par Tamsin van Essen. Publié le mercredi 21 juillet 2010 La designer anglaise Tamsin van Essen poursuit son travail de la céramique et son exploration de l'univers médical avec "Contamination", une série de tasses qui semblent avoir été infectées et colonisées par des bactéries. Staphylococcus E.coli Cholera Campylobacter Shigella Streptococcus Salmonella A découvrir également, notre précédent article sur les "Medical heirlooms de Tamsin van Essen".

Pour en savoir plus, visitez le site de Tamsin van Essen. Ceramics: Freedom from the Earth. Céramique contaminée ou l'art bactérien de Tamsin van Essen | Céramique Design & Moderne - CéramiqueCéramique Design & Moderne – Céramique. Fabrice Hyber, Sans gêne. Ceramics: Freedom from the Earth. Ceramics: Freedom from the Earth.