Jan 27, 2009
” My artistic practice includes site related installations, wearable art, video and sculpture. At first glance these bodies of work may seem disparate; however, they are inspired and shaped by a shared impulse to transform familiar forms into metaphorical constructions and paradoxical observations. I investigate the multiple associations that are present in a material, site, image, or gesture, seeking to identify and enhance points of connection and tension between these suggestions. I favor found materials that contribute their function, cultural value, and a trace of their mysterious personal history to my design. All of my projects demonstrate a dedication to craft. I employ basic methods of connection such as tying, weaving, and stitching, imbuing my work with a feminine sensibility, and whose meticulous labor evokes a sense of time, memory, and obsession. Permeating all of my creative endeavors is a slightly dark humor and a fascination with awkward beauty. ” – Loren Schwerd
Jan 7, 2009
Hi. You are looking at Basque Health Department Headquarters in Bilbao, Spain by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos. Photos by Aleix BaguÃ©.
Dec 23, 2008
‘ ROSO has launched a major art installation at Clark Shoes Headquarters in Street Somerset, South England. This was commissioned by Mr Lance Clark and is the first phase of two, of the art work situated in the communal court yard in the heart of Clarks office buildings. ‘ Stunning.
Dec 22, 2008
Probarious: An Exhibition at Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama Tokyo by Swedish Designer “PMKFA” and Japanese multidisciplinary architecture firm “assistant”. Link here.
Dec 22, 2008
‘ The Rundle Lantern is a unique canvas that uses computer controlled LEDs to illuminate 748 square panels to deliver a platform for digital art. It will operate each night from dusk until midnight, with hours extended for special events. ‘
Dec 17, 2008
Izola Social Housing in Slovenia by the OFIS architects. O man it’s sooo pretty.
Dec 17, 2008
Kipi Ka Popo is home to the lovely illustrator, designer, plush toy maker Lydia Lapinski. Links here, here and here.
Dec 11, 2008
Amalia House by GRID Architects, in Austria. The house is completely covered with artificial grass which makes it pretty interesting.
Dec 3, 2008
Have a look at this minimalistic house by Gwenael Nicolas – Curiosity and Tomoyuki Ustumi – Milligram Studio located in Tokyo, Japan. Would you live in this house? Click here for the link.
Dec 2, 2008
I have a thing for this kind of stuff.
” Phoebe Washburn recycles discarded industrial materials in large-scale installations that transform exhibition spaces into visually compelling architectural environments. Washburnâ€™s favored materials are cardboard boxes and wood that she scavenges from Dumpsters, sidewalks, and businesses near her Brooklyn studio and Lower Manhattan home. She cuts the material into roughly uniform pieces that she ships to galleries and then assembles into loosely designed constructions, sometimes incorporating items found on-site as well. ” (via Whitney Museum of American Art)