Notch Pendant by Superequipe
A beautiful pendant that casts amazing light by transitioning a solid material into a slotted or “notched” reveal of the light inside. Stunning.
Aww…A Night light of a birdie trapped in bottle, designed by Cécile Bernard of MoutonCerise. The toggle switch at the top turns on and off the light from the metallic stalk.
outside-in: the infinite garden by meir lobaton corona + ulli heckmann
all images © fabio ferrario
the ‘outside-in’ garden by architects meir lobaton corona and ulli heckmann, is conceived as a visual paradox for the 22nd international garden festival of chaumont sur loire, france - a device that enhances conditions in order to make the audience realize how by relying only on sight, they rely on imagination.
the intervention provides a sense of how vision can become a shield that precludes the possibility of having a holistic experience of life - one that involves the entire body and that extends beyond it.
Developed in collaboration with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and is part of various private collections.
Materials: Phosphor Bronze, real dandelions and LED’s. Each creation (except commisions) are limited to 8 pieces and 2 Artist Proofs
FRAGILE FUTURE III tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and technology. In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. FRAGILE FUTURE III combines an electrical system with real dandelions in a light sculpture that is predestined to overgrow a surface.
“Think of the transience of a dandelion – one blow and it has gone. It is a plant familiar to every country and every culture, yet nobody really stops to look at it. In our increasingly technological world, I wanted to create something that could only be made by putting so much time and care into it; something that was not designed to be replaced by something else. The LED light seems a total contradiction, but in fact it is the same size as the normal dandelion stem and matches it perfectly. People said to use real dandelions was not possible and not practical, but the change of context makes people look again and see the plant in all its beauty for the first time.”
— Lonneke Gordijn
Straws by Francesca Pasquali
Imme van der Haak - Beyond the Body (2012)
“My work focuses on altering the human form by affecting its figure with just one simple intervention. Photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk which will create the possibility of physically layering different bodies, ages, generations and identities.
In a dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the body and the silk become one, distorting our perception or revealing a completely new physical form. The movement then brings this to life.”
I love this amazing sound installation which happens to be a collaboration project from Bernardo Vercelli and Fabio Di Salvo. This is no ordinary fish tank, these designer incorporated a wires underneath the tank and each tank has their very unique sound looped by musicians. When the fishes swim around it’s like a strange off bet string quartet which brings wonders to my eardrum. This installation is called Quintetto and is based on the study of fish and based through computer software, these delectable sea creature can now bring endless joy to our ear. Be sure to check out more of this installation after the jump.
Go treat yourself to the visual presentation of this awesome installation over at Vimeo.
Watching Time Fly By by Mark Sturkenboom.
Watching time fly by illustrates a new way of experiencing time. This table-clock doesn’t show you what time it is but allows one to see the passing of time.. In the glass shell there is a fly, made out of a 500 euro bill, that flies exactly one round each minute. It is actually possible to see time flying by.