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

 

 

Crane Lake

Posted on | February 15, 2014

A revolutionary event took place this evening in Vienna’s new district to be, called Seestadt Aspern. In 2028, 20.000 citizens will have found a new home only a half an hour subway ride away from Vienna’s St. Stephan’s dome. On the largest construction site in Austria, 43 cranes performed on a former airfield of 21 hectares what the organizers called the largest crane ballet on earth. The music was specially composed for the show tonight, Symphony sounds combined with electro tunes accompanied the 20-minute choreography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary forms of sand crafting

Posted on | January 30, 2014

Citizens of San Francisco, California might have come across the art of Andres Amador already. Andres doesn’t paint or sculpt, he prefers a medium that is temporary but absolutely beautiful: a sandy beach at low tide.

He spends hours creating these intricate masterpieces, knowing that the tide will soon come in and wash away his work forever.

   

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Homage to contemporary forms of cinema

Posted on | November 2, 2013

Passionate film lovers are invited to leave the indoor sphere of megaplex cinemas these days and enjoy their movie experience with others in quite unusual settings. This summer, for example, Londoners could combine watching a movie with taking a hot bath in the so-called ‘Hot Tub Cinemas‘. Normally people sit in rows watching a movie, all looking in the same direction without any invitation to interrelate with each other. The Hot Tub setting is intimate, social and stimulates conversation.

 

How about some fitness training while watching a film?

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Banksy big in New York

Posted on | October 25, 2013

Every day this month, Banksy has been unveiling new works of art around New York. The works are then announced on his website and posted to Instagram. Many of the surprise exhibits follow his signature street-art style: stencils spray-painted on streets, walls of buildings and under bridges.

Sadly, many of Banksy’s pieces in The Big Apple don’t last long after they are located, either defaced by local graffiti artists who don’t seem to like his popularity, or relocated and preserved to be sold to galleries and collectors by whomever owns the property Banksy happened to choose as his canvas.

Residents of a house that Banksy painted on tried to prevent damage on the art piece by covering it with a large piece of transparent acrylic glass.

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Banksy is breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits; the statement seems unbelievable given the fact that Banksy is named the most influential street artist of these times.