Saturday, 26 September 2009

Phat Knits by Bauke Knottnerus

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The multi coloured strings' Phat Knit.

Designed by Dutch designer Bauke Knottnerus, Phat Knits is a series of furniture that resemble an oversizes knitted pieces, a very huge multi coloured strings that can be tied or woven together and a simple single giant knot. They are flexible with multiple function and use, u can use them as carpet, sofa and even a bed, if u want.
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The oversized knitted piece's Phat Knit.

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The giant knot's Phat Knit.

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Angels by Usumasinta

Angels by Usumasinta 1This is an amazing idea for christmas: an environmental friendly hand-painted angels using corrugated boards for your christmas tree! They are from Usumasinta and u can find her work from Nomer22. Do check out the rest from her site!
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Angels by Usumasinta 6Angels by Usumasinta 7The angels before final touch up. The kit set from Nomer22 priced at 300 rubles per set and start painting for your christmas angel!

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

ÁHÖLD by Soley Thorisdottir

Soley Thorisdottir Final project for the Icelandic Academy of Arts is all about finding new ways of using existing manufacturing processes to create something new that is true to its origin but at the same time a brand new product.

Made in cooperation with Erna silver workshop (est. 1924) the ÁHÖLD kitchen utensils are made of anodized aluminum and by using existing production steel punches. The pattern is carefully applied onto the aluminum plates and appears randomly in the pre chosen outline.

User have to figure out himself what he wants to use his appliance for because of their unusual look. U can get at these unusual kitchen utensils at and the National Culture House in Reykjavík Iceland.

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Flower in A Stream by Alexei Pozharov

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Designed by Alexei Pozharov, the Flower in A Stream bracelet is made by applying an ancient Japanese technique called 'Moku IU Ghana', which more or less means "metal wood". The bracelet used "laminates" with the following metals: silver 925, palladium, gold, red 585 samples, 750 samples of yellow gold. In details, the bracelet consists of yellow gold 585 samples, 585 samples of green, gold, palladium, silver, cloth. Color and texture of the fabric used, could change and determine the mood and look of the user itself.
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A model with Flower in A Stream
Model with Flower in A Stream.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Stake Chair by Ton Guglya

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By Russian designer Ton Guglya, the Stake-chair and stake-stool are made from wood and glass for those who like to be 'on the edge'. The Stake-chair is based on the medieval torture device called the “Judas Cradle (do check out the historical authenticity of the torture stake online). Practically it is very comfortable to seat on a glass cube (with round corners and a deepening in the top)while the woody structure is actually wooden.
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Make A Paper World...

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Ndeur is a group a French who is behind the line of projects called Make a Paper World. These awesome shoes are made as accessories for designer Heidi Ackerman. Lovely right?
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Check out the shoes and plonk! bracelet's shoot for ION Magazine.
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The Swineflupendous mask, for the Influenza A(H1N1)? This I got from No Smarties. Is this Mathieu Missiaen? Check out his faccebook and perhaps u'll like to join him in spreading the International Paper virus?

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Installation In Amsterdam to spread the launch of International Paper virus.

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An interior decoration work by Ndeur. Check out other Mathieu Missiaen's work from Le creative Sweatshop.

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Monday, 21 September 2009

Glass Microbiology by Luke Jerram

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Artificially coloured image of a Glass Microbiology

These amazing viral glass sculptures are works from artist Luke Jerram, who had reproduced bacteria and viruses like Swine Flu, HIV and E-coli in glass. Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations, live arts projects and gifts. Since his professional career as an artist began in 1997 Luke has created a number of extraordinary art projects which excite and inspire people around him.

An exhibition with all Luke Jerram's glass sculptures will be presented along with his photographic works and video at Smithfield Gallery, London from 21st September -3rd October 2oo9 where all works are for sale. The official launch will be on 22nd September from 6-8pm. The gallery opens from Monday -Friday, 10-6pm.

'These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the artificial colouring of scientific imagery affects our understanding of phenomena. Jerram is exploring the tension between the artworks' beauty and what they represent, their impact on humanity.

The question of pseudo-colouring in biomedicine and its use for science communicative purposes, is a vast and complex subject. If some images are coloured for scientific purposes, and others altered simply for aesthetic reasons, how can a viewer tell the difference? How many people believe viruses are brightly coloured? Are there any colour conventions and what kind of ‘presence’ do pseudocoloured images have that ‘naturally’ coloured specimens don’t? How does the choice of different colours affect their reception?

In response to these questions, Jerram has created a series of transparent, three dimensional sculptures. Photographs of these artworks will be distributed to act as alternative representations of each virus. Sayer won an award from the Institute of Medical Imaging 2007.

The sculptures were designed in consultation with virologists from the University of Bristol using a combination of different scientific photographs and models. They were made in collaboration with glassblowers Kim George, Brian Jones and Norman Veitch.'
-Luke Jerram.

Commissioned proposal for Wellcome Trust
A commissioned proposal for Wellcome Trust

Smallpox, HIV and an 'Unknown Future Mutation'
Smallpox, HIV and an 'Unknown Future Mutation'

HIV, 22cm diameter
HIV, 22cm diameter

SARS Corona Virus. (22cm diameter)
SARS Corona Virus. (22cm diameter)

E. coli (105cm long)E. coli detail
E. coli

Swine Flu (25cm high)Swine Flu detail
Swine Flu

Smallpox, 25cm highSmallpox, 20cm wideSmallpox detail

Check out how Luke work on this HIV sculpture from this video here.

Jerram said,
"Its great to be exploring the edges of scientific understanding and visualisation of a virus. Scientists aren't able to answer many of the questions I ask them, such as how the RNA is exactly fitted within the Capsid? At the moment, camera technology can't answer these questions either. I'm also pushing the boundaries of glassblowing. Some of my designs simply can't be created in glass. Some are simply too fragile and gravity would cause them to collapse under their own weight. So there's a very careful balancing act that needs to take place, between exploring current scientific knowledge and the limitations of glassblowing techniques."

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