As a student at Savannah College of Art and Design Bang-yao Liu worked on this great 'pixel-like stop motion' animation, created by using only Post-its. To make this took about 3 months of planning, more than 6,000 Post-its and 4 days to shoot. By using clever interactions between the actor and Post-its, Bang-yao represents the constant struggle between time (deadlines) and the never-ending 'to do' lists in a fun and neat way.
Just sharing the amazing work of Arian Behzadi. Arian is currently studying Biology, however, in between classes he works on personal and commissioned visual design pieces, like this stunning 'boy'. This image was composed by using scanned images from (mainly) old biology textbooks.
I’ve been a huge fan of Swedish Sandra Juto for a couple years now, and every time I read her blog I find myself feeling inspired. I simply enjoy reading it so much; I love her enthusiasm, dedication, work and sense of style. It seems that whatever she does simply turns into magic; whether it be her photography and approach to everyday things on her blog, or the things she creates like the plaids (which has been on my wish list forever!), wrist worms, neck worms, illustrations or softies (shop here). It’s all good. And I mean really good!
One more day and than spring 2010 will officially be a fact. Well, by date that is. Here spring still seems to come and go as it pleases, leaving us with sun one day, and rain the other. Personally I can’t wait to spend my free time outdoors again and enjoy the sun, the green and all other pleasures beautiful weather brings.
Speaking of spring and the green… how about these striking minimalist string gardens, created by Fedor van der Valk? What a neat way to playfully but thoughtfully add natural elements to the urban environment!
Jewelry designer Saskia Diez and her husband Stefan Diez, industrial and product designer, produced this German 'Designpreis 2010′ award winning collection. The ‘Papier collection’ includes several pieces, including this amazing bag (135 gram). These remarkable pieces are made with Tyvek®, a hard wearing, tear-proof synthetic paper, making ultra lightweight, super strong, water-resistant and fully recyclable items. The paper bag just got super-stylish!
Irish design studio Superfolk has come up with this fresh set of tables and stools (available in three different sizes), which can be easily reconfigured in a simple and fun way: by stringing the stools together! This is a practical design with a cool emphasis on customizing the furniture. Neat!
The talented Amsterdam-based German/Iranian designer Siba Sahabi has produced an exquisite Moroccan tea set. This stunning 'Tea dance' collection of teapots and glasses takes its inspiration from a colonial ritual; in polite French-colonized Moroccan society, ladies, such as the host, her daughters or the servants, were asked to perform dances to amuse the guests who had been invited for tea.
The collection is made out of wallpaper, used for its strength and resistance to light. Siba, interested in adding a third dimension to paper and curious what possibilities were available in stead of traditional methods like origami or pulp, experimented with the material to learn more about its potentials and found a technique to build sculptures by cutting, folding, rolling and gluing paper strips.
'Tea dance' is part of the exhibition 'Paperficial' on show at the gallery Craft2eu in Hamburg from 10 March until 8 May 2010.
In order to explore the body and the body's relationship to tectonic reality, Alex Suarez of international design studio SpaceOperaForm designed this cool reactive 'WhiteOut' installation in the Hallein Salt Factory in Salzburg. As visitors walk through, the light weight panels react to the body's static condition to widen and narrow the passage. The faster one moved through, the more the panels inflated. Wow. Can you imagine the (fun) responds of visitors, not knowing about the interaction between them and these panels and being surprised while checking the space out?
I hope you haven't kept you waiting here? Unfortunately my schedule didn't leave me with much time to sit down and write some posts the last couple days. I know, you'd think that, as a freelancer, I'd have more time for blogging. Ironically, not. On top of that my computer has a mind of it's own and interfered with everything I did do (I've been playing around and working on a new design for the blog). But... I did manage to continue and collect some great items for the blog again, so plenty to share this week. Now, let's get going...!
One of the first things I want to show you is the amazing VitraHaus, built by the prestigious Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. This is the new home of the Vitra Home collection, where you can discover all the products, arranged per living and work situation. Curious about the interior? Check the 3D panoramas of the inside of the VitraHaus and its furnishings.
For those of you who are not familiar with Vitra, Vitra has a great collection, if not the best, of classics from designers like Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Verner Panton and Jean Prouvé. They also have some amazing contemporary designs by Maarten van Severen, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison and others.
And having all of these designers' products under this new roof might be the new German heaven on earth, a good seven hours away from home. This calls for a road trip soon and see with my very own eyes...