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For Real: Music Video by André Gaspar. Drawing ARCHITECTURE. Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann. San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann executes these sublime, moody cityscapes using oil paints.

Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann

To create each work he relies on a wide range of techniques including surface staining, the use of solvents to wipe away paint, and the application of broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. The resulting paintings are dark and atmospheric, urban streets seemingly drenched in rain and mystery. Mann’s work is in no way limited to cityscapes, he also paints the human figure, still lifes, and landscapes. Masks. Designer Bertjan Pot created these masks out of a material experiment.


He wanted to find out if by stitching a rope together he could make a large flat carpet. Instead of flat, the samples got curvy. When Pot was about to give up on the carpet, his colleague and friend Vladi came up with the idea of ​​shaping the rope into masks. The possibilities are endless and every mask tells its own little story. The masks, which started in 2010, became an ongoing project and are available for purchase. All images © Bertjan Pot. KNITTING CLOCK. The 365 Knitting Clock by Sirene Elise Wilhelmsen is stitching the time as it passes by.


It is knitting 24 hours a day and one year at the time, showing the physical representation of time as a creative and tangible force. After 365 days the clock has turned the passed year into a 2 m long scarf. Monika Traikov. Monika Traikov weckt mit ihren Collagen nostalgische Erinnerungen an vergangene Tage.

Monika Traikov

Ihre Arbeiten sind, genau wie die Bilder unserer Erinnerung, irgendwie verwischt, undeutlich und zusammengesetzt aus unterschiedlichen Fragmenten. Farben und Formen werden bis ins Unwirkliche verändert und verzerrt. Als Vorlage dienen Traikov alte Fotografien ihrer Familie. Aus diesen kreiert sie neue, idealisierte, unwirkliche Bilder. Ihre Collagen sind oft sehr persönlich, da sie Erinnerungen, Momente und Gefühle ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit mit dem Betrachter teilt. Le Cercle Fermé. The notion of space is central to understand ‘Le Cercle Fermé’ by Martine Feipel and Jean Beachameil.

Le Cercle Fermé

It’s about the obvious necessity of finding a new type of space while going beyond the physiological limits of our perception and the limit of space as a result of our traditions. In the wake of the philosophy of Jaques Derrida they opened a space at the very heart of the former space, like a little pocket hidden insight the old meaning of limit. The recreation of a new space always implies the destruction of an instituiton. Chris Fraser. Chromosaturation. The Chromosaturations by Carlos Cruz-Diez relate to the idea that in the origin of every culture lies a primary event as a starting point.


A simple situation that generates a whole system of thoughts, sensitivity, myths, etc. The Chromosaturation creates an artificial environment composed of three color chambers, one red, one green and one blue that immerse the visitor in a completely monochrome situation. This experience creates disturbances in the retina, accustomed to receive wide range of colors simultaneously. The Chromosaturation can act as a trigger, activating in the viewer the notion of color as a material or physical situation, going into space without the aid of any form or even without any support, regardless of cultural beliefs. All images © Carlos Cruz-Diez.

INSTA FAVS #18: Julia Manchik. Julia Manchik is a photographer and graphic artist who is based in Seattle with her husband, best friend, and business partner Yuriy.

INSTA FAVS #18: Julia Manchik

They shoot weddings and portraits together, but the truth is, they do everything together. Immediately following their own wedding a couple years ago, they took off on a 6-month jaunt to see the world, and in the meantime, started a travel blog to keep in touch with friends/family and help them sort through thousands of photos. They love to travel and be outdoors more than anything, and continue to keep up the blog with recent adventures closer to home. Julia uses Instagram to share travel photos, outdoor escapes in the mountains, current photo shoots, half-finished watercolors, good design around us, second hand finds, and bits of daily life. She loves that Instagram helps her get to know artists she admires on a more personal level. Follow: @juliamanchik Click here and check Insta Favs #17 with Chad Barela. Yaron Steinberg. Der 29-jährige Yaron Steinberg stammt aus Jerusalem, Israel und hat dort sein Diplom in visueller Kommunikation an der Bezalel Arcademy of Arts and Design absolviert.

Yaron Steinberg

Momentan arbeitet er als freischaffender Installationskünstler an verschiedenen Vorhaben und ist immer auf der Suche nach neuen Ideen und Möglichkeiten. Sein aktuelles Projekt mit dem Titel ’The Brain/City’ beschreibt Steinberg wie folgt: ‘The brain/city project is a giant sculpture of my brain as I imagine it to be. Basically it’s a city inside my brain that have all this different neighborhoods that work together to form the city as one thing.

I tried to create a platform for me to describe my inner world. Aesthetic Oiseau: Origami Lamp Shades. My recent Etsy wanderings introduced me to some beautiful paper lamp shades by shop Studio Snowpuppe based in the Netherlands.

Aesthetic Oiseau: Origami Lamp Shades

The colors and organic shape are truly one-of-a-kind and so gorgeous: I've never seen anything like it, have you? I think these are a great option if you're looking for a modern light fixture, but nothing too cold or harsh. These are modern in their aesthetic but warm in their shape and form. Don't you love that Etsy lets us tap into global creativity? Cat Inspired Lighting by House of MiCha. Lighting | March 28, 2011 2:41 PM | Leave a Comment Lighting takes a cute turn with these cat inspired lamps by House of MiCha.

Cat Inspired Lighting by House of MiCha

Strand installation by Stuart Haygarth at Macmillan Cancer Centre. Combs, lighters and babies' dummies are among the hundreds of objects found washed up on British beaches and then hung in the atrium of a new London cancer centre by designer Stuart Haygarth. Stuart Haygarth was asked by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create a permanent installation for a new Macmillan cancer centre in central London.

Called Strand, the artwork comprises hundreds of objects found during a 500-mile coastal walk from Gravesend in Kent to Land's End in Cornwall. The objects were categorised by colour and suspended from the hospital's atrium as if exploding outwards, an approach that Haygarth has used before to make chandeliers from debris such as spectacle lenses and plastic bottles. "You can see from the collections of objects the variety is immense - an archive of mass production," Haygarth told Dezeen. Strand can be viewed between 9am and 5pm in the ground floor atrium of the Macmillan Cancer Centre, Huntley Street, London WC1E 6AG.

Zieharsofika upholstery made by folding foam mats by Meike Harde. Product news: German design graduate Meike Harde has designed a range of upholstered benches and stools simply by folding foam mats and fixing them to wooden frames with elastic bands. Meike Harde created the furniture with the motivation to explore new methods of upholstery construction, aiming to create a stiff cushion from a flat foam mat. "Other upholstery products are trying to use fabric without wrinkles. I want to use the natural creases in a big dimension as ornamentation, and to construct stiffness," explains Meike, adding that stretching fabric over foam to create a flat finish requires a difficult construction process that takes a lot of time. By contrast, the simple, fast construction method that Meike has invented uses just three components: foam, rubber bands and wood. CMYK lamp by Dennis Parren. Dutch Design Week: this lamp by designer Dennis Parren casts a network of coloured shadows.

Three different-coloured LEDs project light upward from a circular platform at the base of the CMYK lamp, past thin white metal bars that split the light to cast cyan, magenta and yellow shadows onto surrounding surfaces. Red, green and blue shadows are created where the different colours overlap. Cyan, magenta and yellow, along with black, make up the CMYK subtractive colour model used in printing, while red, green and blue make up the RGB additive colour model common to electronic screens. Parren explains how the properties of LED bulbs enabled him "to show how the primary colors of light - red, green and blue - on the one hand, and the pigment colours - cyan, magenta and yellow - on the other, interact. The effect it produces may be called the aesthetics of LED light. " RSA House chandeliers by Troika. These chandeliers by London designers Troika use large fresnel lenses to shape the light from LEDs suspended below them into overlapping geometric patterns on the ceiling of the Royal Society of Arts' headquarters in London.

The two chandeliers form part of a refurbishment project by Matthew Lloyd Architects, due for completion this summer. Corian rings frame the lenses, suspended above the polished brass cradles that each contain eight high-power LEDs. Troika's studio is on Laburnum Street in Hackney and Matthew Lloyd Architects are on Kingsland Road. Check out our showcase of design from the borough here. Main : it's raining elephants. Wasseraufbereitung in der DDR on Behance. I need a guide. Artists - Pohoda. Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki for Designers in Residence. London Design Festival: Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki has made a radio from an electronic circuit board that's arranged to look like the London tube map.

The map is inspired by a spoof diagram created by the original designer of the London Tube map, Harry Beck, which shows the lines and stations as an annotated electrical circuit. Iconic landmarks on Suzuki's map are represented by components relating to their functions, including a speaker where Speaker's Corner sits and a battery representing Battersea Power Station. Suzuki told Dezeen he wanted to make the components visible because "it is difficult for consumers to understand the complexity of the workings behind the exterior" of today's electronic devices.

By creating a "narrative to explain how electronics work," he hopes users will be encouraged to fix their own broken devices. Photography is by Hitomi Kai Yoda. Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents "architecture with a social conscience" Reinier de Graaf of OMA talks to Dezeen about "architecture with a degree of social conscience" by anonymous local authority architects in France and Italy in the second of three movies we filmed at the firm's Public Works exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

Above: Centre Administratif by Jacques Kalisz The exhibition features a selection of "masterpieces by bureaucrats" and includes three public buildings commissioned by communist-run mayors in the municipalities surrounding Paris in the 1960s and 70s. De Graaf explains how the construction of the Centre Administratif by Jacques Kalisz, the Hotel de Perfecture du Val-D’Oise by Henry Bernard and the Montreuil Zonne Industrielle Nord by Claude Le Goas each made a deliberate statement against the monumental architecture promoted after the war by Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou. Above: Hotel de Perfecture du Val-D’Oise. Biennale Interieur 2012: Biennale in the City, City in The Biennale. Structure of Shadow by Bohyun Yoon. ” As soon as I entered the military in Korea, my superiors tried to brainwash all the new soldiers in regards to who our enemy is, why we have to obey them and so on.

This training methodology and military law were very well structured and very effectively organized to control new troops. I was reading Michael Foucult’s “Discipline and Punish” in the military and this book is all about how Western governments have historically developed all kinds of punishments and penalties to control citizens in a very intellectual way. I could analyze the military system better through actually experiencing it. In the end, I felt that humans are weak and fragile, spiritless animals under certain rule, certain harsh conditions. This work is an installation piece in which I present a mix of male and female toy-like rubber figures hung with strings marching in one direction, one after another. A Quiet Celebration brass mirrors by Morie Nishimura. Hypnagogia set design by Ryo Matsui Architects. Japanese studio Ryo Matsui Architects hung steel chains to create upside-down domes above the stage of a music recital in Tokyo (+ slideshow).

The Dovecote Studio by Haworth Tompkins. London architects Haworth Tompkins have inserted a Corten steel artist's studio into a ruined Victorian dovecote in Suffolk, UK. Hallo Light by 45 Kilo. Ascending projections - The Draftery. The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More. The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More. Building by Earnest Studio and Emilie Pallard. Earlier today we featured objects made of tarmac. Negative utopias and forewarning images of the horrors which. I want to be where you are. Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise. Evolution is Convenient. We are sick with space. Don’t fall in love with everyone you see. ... not to reproduce what we can already see, but to make visible.

All you pretty things looking for somebody. Three quarks for Muster Mark! Designjunction announces exhibitor line-up. Tiny Travelling Theatre by Aberrant Architecture. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. OWEN by Tacklebox. Casa Roc by Nook Architects. Mike Mitchell. Sweet Station. Christine Kim. Eric Standley. Spiritual emptiness is a universal disease. Our environment is a complex of frequencies and angles.

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Aurora Robson’s Ethereal Plastic Art Uses up to 20,000 Recycled Bottles Recycled Plastic Art by Aurora Robson. La Bohème by AVA Architects. AS Aperitivo by Nika Zupanc. Wood Warm Wight Apartment by Peter Kostelov. Bits of Wood by Pepe Heykoop. Secret Stash. Tuft Pula byNumen/For Use. Designed in Hackney: East London Furniture. The Blocks by Studio Toogood. Dragon Skin Pavilion by LEAD (HK/NL) and EDGE (FI) 28 Series Desk Lamp by Omer Arbel for Bocci. Tiny Travelling Theatre by Aberrant Architecture. The Bank by Liz Muller for Starbucks. Tea House by Archi-Union. NikeFuel Station at Boxpark. Days Lost by Katja Mayer and Peter Chadwick. Le Turk. Makoto Aida. Takanori Aiba.

Red Bull Music Academy by Langarita-Navarro Arquitectos. Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenman-gū by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Place Paul Verlaine. The Inspiration Grid : Design Inspiration, Illustration, Typography, Photography, Art, Architecture & More. The Kimball Art Centre by BIG. Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts - StumbleUpon. Hildur Bjarnadottir. Hearth House by AOC. Living Pavilion. Singel by Laura Álvarez Architecture. Sweet Alchemy by Kois Associated Architects. The Strange Attractor. Raphael volkmer: intenso - the intensive table. Valentin loellmann: m.&mme new pieces. Gradation and Cube Air Vases by Torafu Architects for Ligne Roset. Red Pif Restaurant and Wine Shop by Aulík Fišer Architekti. Art video of the month - LIGHT SCULPTURES. Urbanears at Boxpark by 42 Architects. Slice of Pizza Sleeping Bag.