3 December 2012
THOSE blankets for Christmas ! It looks a lot like our traditionnal arrowed metis sash.
Oslo designer Andreas Engesvik has created a series of blankets inspired by the textiles of Norwegian folk costumes. Bunader are traditional costumes with roots in rural clothes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and Andreas Engesvik worked with Norwegian manufacturer Mandal Veveri to make the wool Bunad Blankets. They’re based on motifs from five different regions in Norway: Setesdal, Nordland, Fusa, Bringeklut and Sunnmøre.
“Mandal Veveri also had the complete recipes for all types Bunads which made it easy for us to be exact,” Engesvik told Dezeen. “All the colours are exactly the same as on the bunads,” he continued. “We did a lot of fine tuning off course, and we had to choose eight colours for every blanket as this is the limit for the Jaquard machine. The bunad is one of the most visible and known traditions in Norwegian cultural heritage; the garment is a significant cultural carrier and is central to the passing on of Norwegian handicraft traditions,” he added.
Andreas Engesvik is an alumni of University of Bergen and the National College of Art and Design Norway. He was co-founder of Norway Says in 2000 and founded his own studio in Oslo in 2009. He has previously featured on Dezeen with his coloured screens in collaboration with Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken.
14 November 2012
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.
2 November 2012
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.