The Field Hammock

Posted on | July 13, 2014

Crave for the feeling of nature? I LOVE my Mexican hammock. But this piece of art has just become some serious competition for my piece of memory from my expatriate time in Mexico City. Seen at the Milan Design Week, this hammock combines the slow movements of a hammock with the relax feeling of lying in the fields. It blends the notion of nature and artificial, inside and outside.

The vendor tells me that it is water- and UV ray-resistant. It’s made of multicolored grass-like synthetic polyamide pile fabric. And it feels like lying on natural grass. A nice piece of ‘don’t need it but it’s so pretty I really want it’.

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http://www.studiotoer.com/hammock

 

 

INNOVATING BY REPURPOSING

Posted on | February 7, 2013

Looking at thousands of faceless containers has inspired 2 Canadian enterpreneurs to repurpose these utilitarian objects: a restaurant concept based on modified shipping containers. A push-button device opens the solar powered box, making it ready to serve customers within minutes. On-site water management allows independency from where it’s located.

Inspiration for places that lack infrastructure. www.muvbox.ca

  

 

 

 

Athens prepares for a brighter future

Posted on | January 31, 2013

‘Like being in your living room’. That’s the idea of a young designer collective in Athens who asked their fellow citizens to illuminate a neighbourhood in the Greek capital. They asked them to bring their chandeliers, kitchen and bedroom lamps, whether trendy or retro, broken, dusty, old or new, had them cleaned, repaired and then hung them in the middle of the road. The result of the urban experience initiative were over 150 colorful lamp objects that lit up Monastiraki, an old and abandoned street in the heart of Athens. Moving people’s interior lighting from their privacy to the anonymous city ambience conveyed a feeling of warmth and sociability among residents and visitors.

   

  

In the words of a contemporary Greek philosopher, the artists might agree to the deeper meaning of this invention, “If you had a girl, her name would certainly be Athens. It had a rich past and uncertain but bright future.”

 

 

 

 

 

TOM FRUIN – THE DOYEN OF PLEXIGLAS

Posted on | November 12, 2012

Tom Fruin is currently touring through Europe and Scandinavia with his Kolonihavehus, a garden house created from colorful salvaged plexiglas and steel. The work takes its name and inspiration from Copenhagen’s ubiquitous kolonihavehus: a modest garden shed originally intended to give state workers a refuge from cramped living conditions in the city.

Fruin, who often works with reclaimed and discarded materials…

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LIGHT & SHADOW ART

Posted on | November 8, 2012

 

   

by Kumi Yamashita                                       by Ellis Gallagher and Pablo Power (idea by ad agency VITRO)

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