Archive for November, 2012

14 November 2012

Looks of the day no.24

Via 4th and bleeker, Song of Style, The Blonde Salad, fashion gone rogue, Image Amplified, Fashion Squad, Jak & Jil and because im addicted.

 

14 November 2012

Paper and Stick film by Ron Resch (works between 1960-1966)

Okay, I know, a 40 minutes video… But seriously, this is truly amazing. The evolution of the thoughts of this guy, Ron Resch… He totally impress me. his way to always go further with his ideas… This is what we call creativity, this is what we can do when we push our brains, and this is also the beginning of computerisation. This 4o minutes truly worth it. Wow. Geometry and patterns enthousiasts will be blown away.

Via Synaptic Stimuli.

13 November 2012

Connect the Dots 2013 by Julie Joliat

Do you remember the super Connect the Dots agenda I posted in 2011, by Julie Joliat ? She’s back with two new calendars for this year, a new version of Connect the Dots and a new proposal : Keep on Reading. And this time, I don’t already have my 2013 agenda ! A french version of “Keep on Reading”, would have made the perfect Christmas gift for my mom. Maybe next year ?

After the success of the “Connect the Dots” Agenda in 2011, a second volume with brand new puzzles is now available for those who missed out ! Like the previous one, you will be the artist and shape your diary along the weeks of 2013. More than 50 famous art pieces are waiting to be revealed, including works from Matthew Barney and Rembrandt. In addition it contains a lot of useful information like holidays, world maps, different measure conversions, monthly planners, and a handful of new surprises.

 

With this one, the year 2013 will be accompanied by sublime stories and tales. Every week will narrate the begining of a famous novel. It is then for you to decide if you want to keep on reading… This Agenda also contains a lot of useful information like holidays, world maps, different measure conversions, monthly planners, and a handful of new surprises.

 

Via Julie Jolliat.

11 November 2012

Architecture for Dogs, curated by Kenya Hara

Architects and designers including Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, MVRDV and Konstantin Grcic have designed a series of downloadable architectural structures that are just for dogs. Organised by Kenya Hara, the creative director of MUJI, Architecture for Dogs is set to launch next week as an open-source network where dog-owners can download the templates for each of the thirteen designs, then build them for themselves.

Each designer was asked to think up a structure that would alter the way that people interact with their pet, so Atelier Bow-Wow have designed a ramp for a daschund that helps it make eye contact with its owner, in spite of its short legs. “We thought about stairs, but their bodies are too long and they risk hurting their hips,” said the architects, explaining their design for a folding slope.

Meanwhile, Konstantin Grcic has designed a mirror for a poodle, as apparently it is the only dog that can recognise its own reflection.

Shigeru Ban has used his trademark cardboard tubes to create a maze for a papillon, while Sou Fujimoto has recreated the scaffolding-like structure of his House NA project in Tokyo in his house for a Boston terrier. Sanaa‘s Kayuzo Sajima came up with a design for a fluffy white cushion that matches the fur of the bichon frisé.

Kengo Kuma has devised a system of wooden components that can be used to construct a hill, which a pug can either sit inside or climb up onto. MVRDV wanted to “give the curious and playful Beagle a space of its own” and have created a gabled kennel  that rocks back and forth.

For a spitz, Hiroshi Naito has created a curving bed of tubes and wooden blocks, while Toyo Ito‘s design is a four-wheeled mobile home for a shiba.

As chihuahuas are known to love burrowing, Reiser + Umemoto thought the best structure for one would be a comfortable outfit. “We wanted to create something that would make the dog feel protected and safe,” said the architects. Other structures include a reimagined hammock by Torafu, a staircase in a box by curator Kenya Hara and an upside-down suspended cone by the Hara Design Institute.

Via Dezeen.

11 November 2012

Ear Sofa by St Ely for Lerival

Waouh… love this design. By St Ely for Lerival.

Via Dezeen.

2 November 2012

Man-Eater by Daniel Disselkoen

Here is a short video of the graduation project of Daniel Disselkoen, at the Royal Academy of Arts (UK). A very simple and fun way to upgrade a boring bus/tramway ride.

For four years, each day I took the same tram to art academy. Why would you then look out the window with curiosity when there is no reason to expect anything new. I decided to change the daily journey for my fellow passengers and myself. I wouldn’t move the tramway track, but maybe I could add something. Make something so that what already exists would look very different now.

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