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Light Sculptures by James Clar

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, August 07, 2014



Exploring the concept of technology's omnipresence, New York based artist James Clar created a body of work that uses materials such as acrylic, metal, fibreglass, and more obviously, fluorescent lighting in a series of multicoloured light sculptures. The oeuvres depict "form experimentations, symbolic reductions or augmentations of an event, pattern replications and sophisticated criticisms of the pitfalls of daily technology".

Via Trendland



Design: The Week in Review 04/08/14

Anna Coe - Monday, August 04, 2014

A. Oto Arquitectos blends Fogo Island Park HQ with volcanic landscape [via DesignBoom]

B. Chilean beach pavilion house is a private Pacific escape [via TheCoolist]

C. Versailles to get first new permanent sculpture in 300 years [via FastCoDesign]

D. Palm by StudioPepe [via Trendland]

E. Generic plastic bubble wrap transformed into mini goldfish bowls by Daisuke Akiyama [via Colossal]

F. A Japanese artist launches plants into space [via Tmagazine]



Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Anna Coe - Monday, August 04, 2014



Ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have collaborated to create this awe inspiring installation around the Tower of London. It is intended to commemorate the centennial of Britain's involvement in WWI, and the lives of those that were lost. 

A total of 888, 246 ceramic poppies will be planted - with the process having started several weeks ago and the final poppy being placed in the ground on November 11th. 

Via Colossal.



3D Printed Peroni Bottles by Andrea Morgante

Ashley Ropati - Friday, July 25, 2014

Italian architect Andrea Morgante of Shiro Studio, has created a series of 3D printed beer bottles, inspired by Peroni Nastro Azzurro's new bottle design. Each of the 25 bottles represents a different conceptual approach within Italian art, design and architecture. From stark modernity to the graphic and surreal; the bottles are all rendered in white and created using white nylon powder for a matte finish. The bottles feature within the installation '25.0', a collaborative commission by M&C Saatchi and Peroni Nastro Azzuro. 

Via Deezen.



Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland 



Design: The Week In Review 21/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014

A. Forest Cabin by Bernd Riegger offers sanctuary in the wild [via The Coolist]

B. Anny Wang uses contrasting materials in Akin Collection of funiture [via Dezeen]

C. A glamorous new furniture collaboration from two L.A. design luminaries [Tmagazine]

D. A jellyfish tank installed in an abandoned building in Liverpool by Walter Hugo & Zoniel [via ThisisColossal]

E. House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza [via DesignBoom]

F. Marx Design: Uppers & Downers [via Trendland]




Animated Architecture by Axel de Stampa

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014


French artist Axel de Stampa has created a series of GIFs that showcase famous buildings in motion and different perspectives. 

Via YellowTrace



Defini, Fini, Infini by Daniel Buren

Anna Coe - Thursday, July 17, 2014


After opening as an art space last year, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop is this year playing host to an installation by French artist Daniel Buren. 

Titled Defini, Fini, Infini, the seven previously unseen artworks use a combination of mirrors and coloured panels to work and correspond to the concrete forms that are a permanent part of the building's roof. 

The installation will be open until the 30th of September. 



Form Follows Foam by Theresa Granlund

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 15, 2014


As part of her MA thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven Therese Granlund has created a collection of chairs titled Form Follows Foam. Granlund takes the typical low grade material foam, and gives it a creative edge by dripping it over the frame of a standard seat. "I play with desire and provocation with a collection of furniture that blurs our perceptions of taste and values, acceptance and trash" notes Granlund.

Via Trendland.



Duddell's restaurant by Studioilse

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 11, 2014



In another display of their eclectic design prowess, London forerunners in interior design, Studioilse showcase their talents at the exclusive Duddell's restaurant in Hong Kong. Located within the Shanghai Tang Mansion, the combined dining area and gallery features local art superbly curated by Ai Wei Wei complemented by ethnic rugs, travertine staircases and mid-century modern chairs. 

Via Trendland